Numbers 13:31
New International Version
But the men who had gone up with him said, "We can't attack those people; they are stronger than we are."

New Living Translation
But the other men who had explored the land with him disagreed. "We can't go up against them! They are stronger than we are!"

English Standard Version
Then the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we are.”

Berean Study Bible
But the men who had gone up with him replied, “We cannot go up against the people, for they are stronger than we are!”

New American Standard Bible
But the men who had gone up with him said, "We are not able to go up against the people, for they are too strong for us."

King James Bible
But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.

Christian Standard Bible
But the men who had gone up with him responded, "We can't attack the people because they are stronger than we are!"

Contemporary English Version
But the other men replied, "Those people are much too strong for us."

Good News Translation
But the men who had gone with Caleb said, "No, we are not strong enough to attack them; the people there are more powerful than we are."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But the men who had gone up with him responded, "We can't go up against the people because they are stronger than we are!"

International Standard Version
"We can't attack those people," the men who were with him said, "because they're too strong compared to us."

NET Bible
But the men who had gone up with him said, "We are not able to go up against these people, because they are stronger than we are!"

New Heart English Bible
But the men who went up with him said, "We aren't able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But the men who had gone with him said, "We can't attack those people! They're too strong for us!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
But the men that went up with him said: 'We are not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.'

New American Standard 1977
But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are too strong for us.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
But the men that went up with him said, We are not able to go up against that people, for they are stronger than we.

King James 2000 Bible
But the men that went up with him said, We are not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.

American King James Version
But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.

American Standard Version
But the men that went up with him said, We are not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But the men that went up together with him said, We will not go up, for we shall not by any means be able to go up against the nation, for it is much stronger than we.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the others, that had been with him, said: No, we are not able to go up to this people, because they are stronger than we.

Darby Bible Translation
But the men that went up with him said, We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.

English Revised Version
But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.

Webster's Bible Translation
But the men that went up with him said, We are not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.

World English Bible
But the men who went up with him said, "We aren't able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we."

Young's Literal Translation
And the men who have gone up with him said, 'We are not able to go up against the people, for it is stronger than we;'
Study Bible
The Reports of the Spies
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!” 32So they gave the Israelites a bad report about the land they had spied out: “The land we explored devours its inhabitants, and all the people we saw there are great in stature.…
Cross References
Numbers 13:30
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!"

Deuteronomy 1:28
Where can we go? Our brothers have made our hearts melt, saying: 'The people are larger and taller than we are; the cities are large, with walls up to the heavens. We even saw the descendants of the Anakim there.'"

Deuteronomy 9:1
Hear, O Israel. Today you are about to cross the Jordan to go in and dispossess nations greater and stronger than you, with large cities fortified to the heavens.

1 Samuel 17:33
But Saul replied, "You cannot go out against this Philistine to fight him. You are just a boy, and he has been a warrior from his youth."

Treasury of Scripture

But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.

Numbers 32:9
For when they went up unto the valley of Eshcol, and saw the land, they discouraged the heart of the children of Israel, that they should not go into the land which the LORD had given them.

Deuteronomy 1:28
Whither shall we go up? our brethren have discouraged our heart, saying, The people is greater and taller than we; the cities are great and walled up to heaven; and moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakims there.

Joshua 14:8
Nevertheless my brethren that went up with me made the heart of the people melt: but I wholly followed the LORD my God.







Lexicon
But the men
וְהָ֨אֲנָשִׁ֜ים (wə·hā·’ă·nā·šîm)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

who
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

had gone up
עָל֤וּ (‘ā·lū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5927: To ascend, in, actively

with him
עִמּוֹ֙ (‘im·mōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with

replied,
אָֽמְר֔וּ (’ā·mə·rū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“We cannot
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

go up
לַעֲל֣וֹת (la·‘ă·lō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5927: To ascend, in, actively

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

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

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

they
ה֖וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

are stronger
חָזָ֥ק (ḥā·zāq)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2389: Strong, stout, mighty

than we are!”
מִמֶּֽנּוּ׃ (mim·men·nū)
Preposition | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of
Verse 31. - For they are stronger than we. In point of numbers the enormous superiority of the Israelites over any combination likely to oppose them must have been evident to the most cowardly. But the existence of numerous walled and fortified towns was (apart from Divine aid) an almost insuperable obstacle to a people wholly ignorant of artillery or of siege operations; and the presence of giants was exceedingly terrifying in an age when battles were a series of personal encounters (cf. 1 Samuel 17:11, 24). 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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