|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. t.) To gain sight of; to discover at a distance, or in a state of concealment; to espy; to see.
2. (v. t.) To discover by close search or examination.
3. (v. t.) To explore; to view; inspect; and examine secretly, as a country; -- usually with out.
4. (v. i.) To search narrowly; to scrutinize.
5. (n.) One who keeps a constant watch of the conduct of others.
6. (n.) A person sent secretly into an enemy's camp, territory, or fortifications, to inspect his works, ascertain his strength, movements, or designs, and to communicate such intelligence to the proper officer.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Spy (27 Occurrences)
Galatians 2:4 This was because of the false brothers secretly brought in, who stole in to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage; (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Peter 4:15 But let not one of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evil-doer, or as a spy upon other people's business. (WEY)
Numbers 10:33 And they journey from the mount of Jehovah a journey of three days; and the ark of the covenant of Jehovah is journeying before them the journey of three days, to spy out for them a resting-place; (YLT)
Numbers 13:2 "Send men, that they may spy out the land of Canaan, which I give to the children of Israel. Of every tribe of their fathers, you shall send a man, every one a prince among them." (WEB JPS ASV YLT NAS RSV)
Numbers 13:16 These are the names of the men who Moses sent to spy out the land. Moses called Hoshea the son of Nun Joshua. (WEB KJV JPS ASV YLT NAS RSV)
Numbers 13:17 Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said to them, "Go up this way by the South, and go up into the hill country: (WEB KJV JPS ASV YLT NAS RSV)
Numbers 13:21 And they go up and spy the land, from the wilderness of Zin unto Rehob at the going in to Hamath; (YLT)
Numbers 13:32 They brought up an evil report of the land which they had spied out to the children of Israel, saying, "The land, through which we have gone to spy it out, is a land that eats up its inhabitants; and all the people who we saw in it are men of great stature. (WEB JPS ASV YLT NAS RSV)
Numbers 14:7 and they spoke to all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying, "The land, which we passed through to spy it out, is an exceeding good land. (WEB JPS ASV YLT NAS RSV)
Numbers 14:36 The men, whom Moses sent to spy out the land, who returned, and made all the congregation to murmur against him, by bringing up an evil report against the land, (WEB JPS ASV YLT NAS RSV)
Numbers 14:38 But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, remained alive of those men who went to spy out the land. (WEB JPS ASV YLT NAS RSV)
Numbers 21:32 Moses sent to spy out Jazer; and they took its towns, and drove out the Amorites who were there. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV)
Deuteronomy 1:22 You came near to me everyone of you, and said, "Let us send men before us, that they may search the land for us, and bring us word again of the way by which we must go up, and the cities to which we shall come." (See NIV)
Deuteronomy 1:24 And they turn and go up to the hill-country, and come in unto the valley of Eshcol, and spy it, (YLT)
Joshua 2:1 And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they went, and came into an harlot's house, named Rahab, and lodged there. (KJV WBS)
Joshua 2:2 The king of Jericho was told, "Behold, men of the children of Israel came in here tonight to spy out the land." (WEB NIV)
Joshua 2:3 The king of Jericho sent to Rahab, saying, "Bring out the men who have come to you, who have entered into your house; for they have come to spy out all the land." (WEB NIV)
Joshua 6:25 But Rahab the prostitute, her father's household, and all that she had, Joshua saved alive. She lived in the midst of Israel to this day, because she hid the messengers, whom Joshua sent to spy out Jericho. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Joshua 7:2 Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is beside Beth Aven, on the east side of Bethel, and spoke to them, saying, "Go up and spy out the land." The men went up and spied out Ai. (WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 14:7 I was forty years old when Moses the servant of Yahweh sent me from Kadesh Barnea to spy out the land. I brought him word again as it was in my heart. Ruth (WEB KJV JPS ASV YLT NAS RSV)
Judges 1:23 The house of Joseph sent to spy out Bethel. (Now the name of the city before was Luz.) (WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT RSV NIV)
Judges 18:2 The children of Dan sent of their family five men from their whole number, men of valor, from Zorah, and from Eshtaol, to spy out the land, and to search it; and they said to them, "Go, explore the land!" They came to the hill country of Ephraim, to the house of Micah, and lodged there. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 18:14 Then the five men who went to spy out the country of Laish answered, and said to their brothers, "Do you know that there is in these houses an ephod, and teraphim, and an engraved image, and a molten image? Now therefore consider what you have to do." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV)
Judges 18:17 The five men who went to spy out the land went up, and came in there, and took the engraved image, and the ephod, and the teraphim, and the molten image: and the priest stood by the entrance of the gate with the six hundred men girt with weapons of war. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV)
2 Samuel 10:3 But the princes of the children of Ammon said to Hanun their lord, "Do you think that David honors your father, in that he has sent comforters to you? Hasn't David sent his servants to you to search the city, and to spy it out, and to overthrow it?" (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 6:13 And he said, Go and spy where he is, that I may send and fetch him. And it was told him, saying, Behold, he is in Dothan. (KJV WBS)
1 Chronicles 19:3 But the princes of the children of Ammon said to Hanun, "Do you think that David honors your father, in that he has sent comforters to you? Haven't his servants come to you to search, to overthrow, and to spy out the land?" (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)