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.

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;

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;

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;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

See the land, what it is - What sort of a Country it is; how situated; its natural advantages or disadvantages.

And the people - whether they be strong or weak - Healthy, robust, hardy men; or little, weak, and pusillanimous.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Exodus 3:8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land to a good land and a large...

Ezekiel 34:14 I will feed them in a good pasture, and on the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold...

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Afraid of Giants
'And Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said unto them, Get you up this way southward, and go up into the mountain; 18. And see the land, what it is; and the people that dwelleth therein, whether they be strong or weak, few or many; 19. And what the land is that they dwell in, whether it be good or bad; and what cities they be that they dwell in, whether in tents, or in strong holds; 20. And what the land is, whether it be fat or lean, whether there be wood therein, or not. And be
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Canaan
Canaan was the inheritance which the Israelites won for themselves by the sword. Their ancestors had already settled in it in patriarchal days. Abraham "the Hebrew" from Babylonia had bought in it a burying-place near Hebron; Jacob had purchased a field near Shechem, where he could water his flocks from his own spring. It was the "Promised Land" to which the serfs of the Pharaoh in Goshen looked forward when they should again become free men and find a new home for themselves. Canaan had ever been
Archibald Sayce—Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations

Cross References
Numbers 13:17
When Moses sent them to explore Canaan, he said, "Go up through the Negev and on into the hill country.

Numbers 13:19
What kind of land do they live in? Is it good or bad? What kind of towns do they live in? Are they unwalled or fortified?

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