Numbers 13:18
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New International Version
See what the land is like and whether the people who live there are strong or weak, few or many.

New Living Translation
See what the land is like, and find out whether the people living there are strong or weak, few or many.

English Standard Version
and see what the land is, and whether the people who dwell in it are strong or weak, whether they are few or many,

New American Standard Bible
"See what the land is like, and whether the people who live in it are strong or weak, whether they are few or many.

King James Bible
And see the land, what it is; and the people that dwelleth therein, whether they be strong or weak, few or many;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
See what the land is like, and whether the people who live there are strong or weak, few or many.

International Standard Version
See what the land is like. Observe whether the people who live there are strong or weak, or whether they're few or numerous.

NET Bible
and see what the land is like, and whether the people who live in it are strong or weak, few or many,

New Heart English Bible
and see the land, what it is; and the people who dwell therein, whether they are strong or weak, whether they are few or many;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
See what the land is like and whether the people living there are strong or weak, few or many.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and see the land, what it is; and the people that dwelleth therein, whether they are strong or weak, whether they are few or many;

New American Standard 1977
“And see what the land is like, and whether the people who live in it are strong or weak, whether they are few or many.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and see the land, what it is, and the people that dwell therein, whether they are strong or weak, few or many,

King James 2000 Bible
And see the land, what it is; and the people that dwell there, whether they are strong or weak, few or many;

American King James Version
And see the land, what it is, and the people that dwells therein, whether they be strong or weak, few or many;

American Standard Version
and see the land, what it is; and the people that dwell therein, whether they are strong or weak, whether they are few or many;

Douay-Rheims Bible
View the land, of what sort it is: and the people that are the inhabitants thereof, whether they be strong or weak: few in number or many:

Darby Bible Translation
and ye shall see the land, what it is; and the people that dwell in it, whether they are strong or weak, few or many;

English Revised Version
and see the land, what it is; and the people that dwelleth therein, whether they be strong or weak, whether they be few or many;

Webster's Bible Translation
And see the land, what it is; and the people that dwell therein, whether they are strong or weak, few or many;

World English Bible
and see the land, what it is; and the people who dwell therein, whether they are strong or weak, whether they are few or many;

Young's Literal Translation
and have seen the land what it is, and the people which is dwelling on it, whether it is strong or feeble; whether it is few or many;
Study Bible
Instructions to the Spies
17When Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, he said to them, "Go up there into the Negev; then go up into the hill country. 18"See what the land is like, and whether the people who live in it are strong or weak, whether they are few or many. 19"How is the land in which they live, is it good or bad? And how are the cities in which they live, are they like open camps or with fortifications?…
Cross References
Numbers 13:17
When Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, he said to them, "Go up there into the Negev; then go up into the hill country.

Numbers 13:19
"How is the land in which they live, is it good or bad? And how are the cities in which they live, are they like open camps or with fortifications?
Treasury of Scripture

And see the land, what it is, and the people that dwells therein, whether they be strong or weak, few or many;

Exodus 3:8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, …

Ezekiel 34:14 I will feed them in a good pasture, and on the high mountains of …

(18) And see the land.--Or, inspect the land. The same word is used of the inspection of the leper by the priest in Leviticus 13:3; Leviticus 13:5-6; Leviticus 13:10; Leviticus 13:13, &c.

Verse 18. - Whether they be strong or weak, few or many. It would appear that Moses was guilty of some indiscretion at least in giving these directions. Whether the people were strong or weak, many or few, should have been nothing to the Israelites. It was God that gave them the land; they had only to take possession boldly. And see the land what it is, and the people that dwelleth therein,.... The situation and condition of the country, and the nature, temper, disposition, and constitution of the inhabitants, by which it might be judged whether it was a desirable thing to possess it, and whether it was practicable to subdue and take it:

whether they be strong or weak, few or many; whether able-bodied men fit for war, and of spirit, strength, and courage, or feeble and pusillanimous, weak and timorous; and whether their number was small or great, by which they would be capable of judging whether they were in a state and condition to defend themselves or not, and whether a conquest of them was easy or not; the last of the two things in the preceding clause is first particularly explained and enlarged upon, as is usual in the Hebrew language. 13:1-20 A memorable and melancholy history is related in this and the following chapter, of the turning back of Israel from the borders of Canaan, and the sentencing them to wander and perish in the wilderness, for their unbelief and murmuring. It appears, De 1:22, that the motion to search out the land came from the people. They had a better opinion of their own policy than of God's wisdom. Thus we ruin ourselves by believing the reports and representations of sense rather than Divine revelation. We walk by sight not by faith. Moses gave the spies this charge, Be of good courage. It was not only a great undertaking they were put upon, which required good management and resolution; but a great trust was reposed in them, which required that they should be faithful. Courage in such circumstances can only spring from strong faith, which Caleb and Joshua alone possessed.
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