Numbers 13:30
New International Version
Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, “We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.”

New Living Translation
But Caleb tried to quiet the people as they stood before Moses. “Let’s go at once to take the land,” he said. “We can certainly conquer it!”

English Standard Version
But Caleb quieted the people before Moses and said, “Let us go up at once and occupy it, for we are well able to overcome it.”

Berean Study Bible
Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses and said, “We must go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly conquer it!”

King James Bible
And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.

New King James Version
Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.”

New American Standard Bible
Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses and said, “We should by all means go up and take possession of it, for we will certainly prevail over it.”

NASB 1995
Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses and said, “We should by all means go up and take possession of it, for we will surely overcome it.”

NASB 1977
Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “We should by all means go up and take possession of it, for we shall surely overcome it.”

Amplified Bible
Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession of it; for we will certainly conquer it.”

Christian Standard Bible
Then Caleb quieted the people in the presence of Moses and said, “Let’s go up now and take possession of the land because we can certainly conquer it! ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Caleb quieted the people in the presence of Moses and said, “We must go up and take possession of the land because we can certainly conquer it!”

American Standard Version
And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Kalab silenced the people in the name of Moshe and said: “Let us surely go up and possess it because we can prevail.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Chaleb stayed the people from speaking before Moses, and said to him, Nay, but we will go up by all means, and will inherit it, for we shall surely prevail against them.

Contemporary English Version
Caleb calmed down the crowd and said, "Let's go and take the land. I know we can do it!"

Douay-Rheims Bible
In the mean time Caleb, to still the murmuring of the people that rose against Moses, said: Let us go up and possess the land, for we shall be able to conquer it.

English Revised Version
And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.

Good News Translation
Caleb silenced the people who were complaining against Moses, and said, "We should attack now and take the land; we are strong enough to conquer it."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Caleb told the people to be quiet and listen to Moses. Caleb said, "Let's go now and take possession of the land. We should be more than able to conquer it."

International Standard Version
Caleb silenced the people on Moses' behalf and responded, "Let's go up and take control, because we can definitely conquer it."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Caleb stilled the people toward Moses, and said: 'We should go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.'

Literal Standard Version
And Caleb stills the people concerning Moses and says, “Let us certainly go up—and we have possessed it; for we are thoroughly able to [do] it.”

NET Bible
Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses, saying, "Let us go up and occupy it, for we are well able to conquer it."

New Heart English Bible
Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, "Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it."

World English Bible
Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, "Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it."

Young's Literal Translation
And Caleb stilleth the people concerning Moses, and saith, 'Let us certainly go up -- and we have possessed it; for we are thoroughly able for it.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Reports of the Spies
29The Amalekites live in the land of the Negev; the Hittites, Jebusites, and Amorites live in the hill country; and the Canaanites live by the sea and along the Jordan.” 30Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses and said, “We must go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly conquer it!” 31But the men who had gone up with him replied, “We cannot go up against the people, for they are stronger than we are!”…

Cross References
Numbers 13:29
The Amalekites live in the land of the Negev; the Hittites, Jebusites, and Amorites live in the hill country; and the Canaanites live by the sea and along the Jordan."

Numbers 13:31
But the men who had gone up with him replied, "We cannot go up against the people, for they are stronger than we are!"

Numbers 34:19
These are their names: Caleb son of Jephunneh from the tribe of Judah;

Joshua 14:6
Then the sons of Judah approached Joshua at Gilgal, and Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him, "You know what the LORD said to Moses the man of God at Kadesh-barnea about you and me.


Treasury of Scripture

And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.

Numbers 14:6-9,24
And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of them that searched the land, rent their clothes: …

Joshua 14:6-8
Then the children of Judah came unto Joshua in Gilgal: and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite said unto him, Thou knowest the thing that the LORD said unto Moses the man of God concerning me and thee in Kadeshbarnea…

Psalm 27:1,2
A Psalm of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? …









(30) And Caleb stilled the people.--The fact that Caleb alone is mentioned in this place is by no means inconsistent with the statement which is contained in Numbers 14:6-9, from which it appears that Joshua and Caleb concurred in exhorting the people to go up and take possession of the land of promise. It appears, moreover, from Deuteronomy 1:29, &c., that Moses also remonstrated earnestly with the people, and yet neither here nor in the following chapter is mention made of that remonstrance.

Verse 30. - Caleb stilled the people. That Caleb alone is named here, whereas Joshua is elsewhere joined with him in the matter (as in chapter Numbers 14:6, 30), has been considered strange; but it is not difficult to supply a probable explanation. Joshua was the special companion and minister of Moses, his alter ego in those things wherein he was employed: for that reason he may very well have given place to Caleb as a more impartial witness, and one more likely to be listened to in the present temper of the people; for it is evident from Deuteronomy 1, that that temper had already declared itself for evil (see on Numbers 14:24).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then Caleb
כָּלֵ֛ב (kā·lêḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3612: Caleb -- a son of Jephunneh and sent by Moses to spy out the land

quieted
וַיַּ֧הַס (way·ya·has)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2013: Hush! keep silence!

the people
הָעָ֖ם (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

before
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

Moses
מֹשֶׁ֑ה (mō·šeh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4872: Moses -- a great Israelite leader, prophet and lawgiver

and said,
וַיֹּ֗אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“We must go up
עָלֹ֤ה (‘ā·lōh)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 5927: To ascend, in, actively

and take possession of
וְיָרַ֣שְׁנוּ (wə·yā·raš·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - first person common plural
Strong's 3423: To occupy, to seize, to rob, to inherit, to expel, to impoverish, to ruin

[the land],
אֹתָ֔הּ (’ō·ṯāh)
Direct object marker | third person feminine singular
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

for
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

we can certainly conquer
יָכ֥וֹל (yā·ḵō·wl)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 3201: To be able, have power

it!”
נוּכַ֖ל (nū·ḵal)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's 3201: To be able, have power


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