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Numbers 13:27

Then they told him, and said: "We went to the land where you sent us. It truly flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.

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Commentaries:

- Clarke Commentary;   Birdgeway Bible Commentary;   Chuck Smith Commentary;   Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible ;   Constable's Expository Notes;   Hole's Commentary;   Meyer's Commentary;   Gaebelein's Annotated;   Morgan's Biblical Exposition;   Gill's Exposition;   Everett's Study Notes;   Geneva Study Bible;   Haydock's Catholic Commentary;   Commentary Critical and Explanatory;   Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged;   Gray's Commentary;   The People's Bible;   Sutcliffe's Commentary;   Trapp's Commentary;   Keil & Delitzsch;   Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible;   Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures;   Grant's Commentary;   MacLaren's Expositions;   Henry's Complete;   Henry's Concise;   Poole's Annotations;   Mackintosh's Notes;   Peake's Bible Commentary;   Preacher's Homiletical Commentary;   Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary;   Benson's Commentary;   Biblical Illustrator;   Coke's Commentary;   Expositor's Bible;   Pulpit Commentaries;   Treasury of Knowledge;   Wesley's Notes;   Whedon's Commentary;  

Concordances:

- Nave's Topical Bible - Caleb;   Canaan;   Israel;   Majority and Minority Reports;   Milk;   Reports;   Thompson Chain Reference - Canaan, Land of;   Fruitful Land;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Canaanites, the;   Desert, Journey of Israel through the;   Holy Land;  

Dictionaries:

- American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Eshcol;   Paran, or El-Paran;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Anak;   Caleb;   Hebron;   Negeb;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Land (of Israel);   Wealth;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Milk;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Hexateuch;   Israel;   Joshua;   Judah;   Moses;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Honey;   Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Milk;  

Encyclopedias:

- Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - On to Canaan;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Honey;   Milk;   Numbers, Book of;  

Devotionals:

- Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life - Devotion for October 6;  

Parallel Translations

The Amplified Bible
They told Moses, We came to the land to which you sent us; surely it flows with milk and honey. This is its fruit.

American Standard Version
And they told him, and said, We came unto the land whither thou sentest us; and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it.

The Complete Jewish Bible
What they told him was this: "We entered the land where you sent us, and indeed it does flow with milk and honey - here is its fruit!

Darby's Translation
And they told him, and said, We came to the land to which thou didst send us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it.

Bible in Basic English
And they said, We came to the land where you sent us, and truly it is flowing with milk and honey: and here is some of the produce of it.

The Bishop's Bible (1568)
And they tolde hym, and sayde: we came vnto the lande whyther thou sendedst vs & surely it floweth with milke and hony, and here is of the fruite of it.

Contemporary English Version
and said: Look at this fruit! The land we explored is rich with milk and honey.

The Geneva Bible (1587)
And they tolde him, and saide, We came vnto the land whither thou hast sent vs, and surely it floweth with milke and honie: and here is of the fruite of it.

Easy-to-Read Version
The men told Moses, "We went to the land where you sent us. It is a land filled with many good things ! Here is some of the fruit that grows there.

George Lamsa Translation of the Peshitta
And they related to Moses, and said, We went to the land to which you sent us, and surely it flows with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it.

Brenton Translaton of the Septuagint (LXX)
And they proceeded and came to Moses and Aaron and all the congregation of the children of Israel, to the wilderness of Pharan Cades; and they brought word to them and to all the congregation, and they shewed the fruit of the land:

English Revised Version
And they told him, and said, We came unto the land whither thou sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it.

English Standard Version
And they told him, "We came to the land to which you sent us. It flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.

New Life Version
They told Moses, "We went to the land where you sent us. It does flow with milk and honey. This is its fruit.

Good News Translation
They told Moses, <

Holman Christian Standard
They reported to Moses: "We went into the land where you sent us. Indeed it is flowing with milk and honey, and here is some of its fruit.

Hebrew Names Version
They told him, and said, We came to the land where you sent us; and surely it flows with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it.

New American Standard Version
Thus 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.

J.P. Green Literal Translation
And they reported to him and said, We came to the land where you sent us, and indeed it is flowing with milk and honey; and this is its fruit.

Miles Coverdale Bible (1535)
and tolde them, and sayde: We came in to ye lande, whither ye sent vs, where it floweth with mylke and hony, and this is the frute therof:

New Living Translation
This was their report to Moses: "We arrived in the land you sent us to see, and it is indeed a magnificent country – a land flowing with milk and honey. Here is some of its fruit as proof.

New International Version
They gave Moses this account: “We went into the land to which you sent us, and it does flow with milk and honey! Here is its fruit.

JPS Old Testament
And they told him, and said: 'We came unto the land whither thou sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it.

King James Version (1611)
And they told him, and said, We came vnto the land whither thou sentest vs, & surely it floweth with milke and honie; and this is the fruit of it.

New Century Version
They told Moses, "We went to the land where you sent us, and it is a fertile land! Here is some of its fruit.

New Revised Standard
And they told him, "We came to the land to which you sent us; it flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.

King James Version
And they told him, and said, We came unto the land whither thou sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it.

The Emphasised Bible
And they recounted unto him, and said, We entered into the land whither thou didst send us, and surely it doth flow with milk and honey, and, this, is the fruit thereof.

Douay-Rheims Bible
(13-28) And they related and said: We came into the land to which thou sentest us, which in very deed floweth with milk and honey as may be known by these fruits:

Revised Standard Version
And they told him, "We came to the land to which you sent us; it flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.

Updated Bible Version 1.9
And they told him, and said, We came to the land where you sent us; and surely it flows with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it.

The Webster Bible
And they told him, and said, We came to the land whither thou sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this [is] the fruit of it.

World English Bible
They told him, and said, We came to the land where you sent us; and surely it flows with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it.

The Wycliffe Bible (1395)
and seiden, We camen to the lond, to which thou sentest vs, which lond treuli flowith with mylk and hony, as it may be knowun bi these fruytis;

Young's Literal Translation
And they recount to him, and say, `We came in unto the land whither thou hast sent us, and also it [is] flowing with milk and honey -- and this [is] its fruit;

The Message
Then they told the story of their trip: "We went to the land to which you sent us and, oh! It does flow with milk and honey! Just look at this fruit!

Lexham English Bible
And they told him, "We came to the land that you sent us, and it is flowing of milk and honey; this is its fruit.

Contextual Overview

26Now they departed and came back to Moses and Aaron and all the congregation of the children of Israel in the Wilderness of Paran, at Kadesh; they brought back word to them and to all the congregation, and showed them the fruit of the land. 27Then they told him, and said: "We went to the land where you sent us. It truly flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.28Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are strong; the cities are fortified and very large; moreover we saw the descendants of Anak there. 29The Amalekites dwell in the land of the South; the Hittites, the Jebusites, and the Amorites dwell in the mountains; and the Canaanites dwell by the sea and along the banks of the Jordan." 30Then 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." 31But 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." 32And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, "The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature. 33There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight."

Verse Review

from
Treasury of Scripure Knowledge

And they told him, and said, We came unto the land whither thou sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it.
14:8; Exodus 3:8,17; 13:5; 33:3; Leviticus 20:24; Deuteronomy 1:25-33; 6:3; 11:9; Deuteronomy 26:9,11-15; 27:3; 31:20; Joshua 5:6; Jeremiah 11:5; 32:22; Ezekiel 20:6,15

Gill's Notes on the Bible

And they told him,.... Moses, who was the chief ruler whom they addressed, and to whom they directed their speech:

and said, we came unto the land whither thou sentest us; the land of Canaan, which they were sent by Moses to spy; this was said by ten of them or by one of them as their mouth; for Caleb and Joshua did not join with them in the following account, as appears from Numbers 13:30,

and surely it floweth with milk and honey; they own that the land answered to the description which the Lord had given of it when it was promised them by him, Exodus 3:8,

and this is the fruit of it; pointing to the bunch of grapes, the pomegranates and figs; not that these were a proof of its flowing with milk and honey, at least in a literal sense, but of the goodness and fruitfulness of the land: though the luxury of Bacchus, the god of wine, is by the poet described, not only by a fountain of wine, but by rivers of milk and flows of honey.

Clarke's Notes on the Bible

We came unto the land, etc. - It is astonishing that men so dastardly as these should have had courage enough to risk their persons in searching the land. But probably though destitute of valor they had a sufficiency of cunning, and this carried them through. The report they brought was exceedingly discouraging, and naturally tended to produce the effect mentioned in the next chapter. The conduct of Joshua and Caleb was alone magnanimous, and worthy of the cause in which they were embarked.


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