Numbers 13:28
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New International Version
But the people who live there are powerful, and the cities are fortified and very large. We even saw descendants of Anak there.

New Living Translation
But the people living there are powerful, and their towns are large and fortified. We even saw giants there, the descendants of Anak!

English Standard Version
However, the people who dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large. And besides, we saw the descendants of Anak there.

New American Standard Bible
"Nevertheless, the people who live in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large; and moreover, we saw the descendants of Anak there.

King James Bible
Nevertheless the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
However, the people living in the land are strong, and the cities are large and fortified. We also saw the descendants of Anak there.

International Standard Version
except that the people who have settled in the land are strong, and their cities are greatly fortified. We also saw the descendants of Anak.

NET Bible
But the inhabitants are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large. Moreover we saw the descendants of Anak there.

New Heart English Bible
However the people who dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large. Moreover, we saw the children of Anak there.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But the people who live there are strong, and the cities have walls and are very large. We even saw the descendants of Anak there.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Howbeit the people that dwell in the land are fierce, and the cities are fortified, and very great; and moreover we saw the children of Anak there.

New American Standard 1977
“Nevertheless, the people who live in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large; and moreover, we saw the descendants of Anak there.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Nevertheless the people are strong that dwell in that land, and the cities are very great and strong; and moreover we saw the sons of Anak there.

King James 2000 Bible
Nevertheless the people are strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there.

American King James Version
Nevertheless the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there.

American Standard Version
Howbeit the people that dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But it hath very strong inhabitants, and the cities are great and walled. We saw there the race of Enac.

Darby Bible Translation
Only, the people are strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, very great; moreover we saw the children of Anak there.

English Revised Version
Howbeit the people that dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are fenced, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there.

Webster's Bible Translation
Nevertheless, the people are strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very great: and moreover, we saw the children of Anak there.

World English Bible
However the people who dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified, [and] very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there.

Young's Literal Translation
only, surely the people which is dwelling in the land is strong; and the cities are fenced, very great; and also children of Anak we have seen there.
Study Bible
The Reports of the Spies
27Thus they told him, and said, "We went in to the land where you sent us; and it certainly does flow with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. 28"Nevertheless, the people who live in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large; and moreover, we saw the descendants of Anak there. 29"Amalek is living in the land of the Negev and the Hittites and the Jebusites and the Amorites are living in the hill country, and the Canaanites are living by the sea and by the side of the Jordan."…
Cross References
Numbers 13:22
When they had gone up into the Negev, they came to Hebron where Ahiman, Sheshai and Talmai, the descendants of Anak were. (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)

Numbers 13:33
"There also we saw the Nephilim (the sons of Anak are part of the Nephilim); and we became like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight."

Deuteronomy 1:28
'Where can we go up? Our brethren have made our hearts melt, saying, "The people are bigger and taller than we; the cities are large and fortified to heaven. And besides, we saw the sons of the Anakim there."'

Deuteronomy 9:1
"Hear, O Israel! You are crossing over the Jordan today to go in to dispossess nations greater and mightier than you, great cities fortified to heaven,

Deuteronomy 9:2
a people great and tall, the sons of the Anakim, whom you know and of whom you have heard it said, 'Who can stand before the sons of Anak?'

2 Samuel 21:16
Then Ishbi-benob, who was among the descendants of the giant, the weight of whose spear was three hundred shekels of bronze in weight, was girded with a new sword, and he intended to kill David.
Treasury of Scripture

Nevertheless the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there.

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Deuteronomy 1:28 Where shall we go up? our brothers have discouraged our heart, saying, …

Deuteronomy 2:10,11,21 The Emims dwelled therein in times past, a people great, and many, …

Deuteronomy 3:5 All these cities were fenced with high walls, gates, and bars; beside …

Deuteronomy 9:1,2 Hear, O Israel: You are to pass over Jordan this day, to go in to …

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Numbers 13:22,23,33 And they ascended by the south, and came to Hebron; where Ahiman, …

Joshua 11:22 There was none of the Anakims left in the land of the children of …

Joshua 15:14 And Caleb drove there the three sons of Anak, Sheshai, and Ahiman, …

Judges 1:20 And they gave Hebron to Caleb, as Moses said: and he expelled there …

(28) Nevertheless the people be strong . . . --The spies adopted the words of Exodus 3:8, "flowing with milk and honey," as descriptive of the fertility of the land of Canaan, but at the same time they discouraged the hearts of their brethren by their description of the strength of the fortified cities and the gigantic stature of the inhabitants.

The children of Anak.--Better, of the Anakim. (See Numbers 13:22, and Note.)

Verse 28. - Nevertheless. אֶפֶס כִּי. "Only that." Septuagint, ἀλλ η} ὅτι. The people be strong. Moses himself had directed their attention to this point, and now they dwell on it to the exclusion of everything else. Nevertheless the people be strong that dwell in the land,.... Though so plentiful and fruitful and desirable to enjoy, yet this objection lay against all hopes and even attempts to possess it, as they thought; the strength of the people, its present inhabitants, both in body and mind, being persons of a large, and some of a prodigious stature, and to all appearance men of valour and courage:

and the cities are walled and very great; and so inaccessible, and able to hold out a long siege, and repel what force may be brought against them; so that to attack them would be to little purpose:

and moreover we saw the children of Anak there: whom they had heard of before, and so had the congregation of Israel, and many terrible and frightful stories were told of them, and these they now saw with their eyes, and very formidable they appeared to them; this seems to prove that others beside Caleb and Joshua were at Hebron, where the sons of Anak lived, Numbers 13:22; and so they might, and yet not be together with them. 13:26-33 We may wonder that the people of Israel staid forty days for the return of their spies, when they were ready to enter Canaan, under all the assurances of success they could have from the Divine power, and the miracles that had hitherto attended them. But they distrusted God's power and promise. How much we stand in our own light by our unbelief! At length the messengers returned; but the greater part discouraged the people from going forward to Canaan. Justly are the Israelites left to this temptation, for putting confidence in the judgment of men, when they had the word of God to trust in. Though they had found the land as good as God had said, yet they would not believe it to be as sure as he had said, but despaired of having it, though Eternal Truth had engaged it to them. This was the representation of the evil spies. Caleb, however, encouraged them to go forward, though seconded by Joshua only. He does not say, Let us go up and conquer it; but, Let us go and possess it. Difficulties that are in the way of salvation, dwindle and vanish before a lively, active faith in the power and promise of God. All things are possible, if they are promised, to him that believes; but carnal sense and carnal professors are not to be trusted. Unbelief overlooks the promises and power of God, magnifies every danger and difficulty, and fills the heart with discouragement. May the Lord help us to believe! we shall then find all things possible.
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