|This is what they told him: “We came to the land you sent us to;
it does indeed flow with milk and honey, and this is its fruit”Numbers 13:27 (The Israel Bible™)
וַיְסַפְּרוּ־לוֹ וַיֹּאמְרוּ בָּאנוּ אֶל־הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר שְׁלַחְתָּנוּ וְגַם זָבַת חָלָב וּדְבַשׁ הִוא וְזֶה־פִּרְיָהּ
Hear the verse in Hebrew
vai-sa-p’-ru LO va-YO-m’-RU BA-nu el ha-A-retz a-SHER sh’-lakh-TA-nu v’-GAM za-VAT kha-LAV u-d’-VASH HEE v’-zeh pir-YAH
This week’s Bible portion, Shelach, focuses primarily on the Sin of the Spies, which resulted in God’s decree that the Israelites must wander in the desert for forty years instead of entering the land of Israel directly. This is an eternal reminder not to speak negatively about the Land of Israel and instead to focus on the beauty and bounty of the land.