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Numbers 13:28

Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are strong; the cities are fortified and very large; moreover we saw the descendants of Anak there.

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Commentaries:

- Birdgeway Bible Commentary;   Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes;   Chuck Smith Commentary;   Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible ;   Constable's Expository Notes;   Ellicott's Commentary;   Hole's Commentary;   Meyer's Commentary;   Gaebelein's Annotated;   Morgan's Biblical Exposition;   Gill's Exposition;   Everett's Study Notes;   Geneva Study Bible;   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;   Whedon's Commentary;  

Concordances:

- Nave's Topical Bible - Anakim;   Caleb;   Canaan;   Cowardice;   Israel;   Majority and Minority Reports;   Reports;   Trouble;   Thompson Chain Reference - Anakim;   Cities;   Giants;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Canaanites, the;   Desert, Journey of Israel through the;   Holy Land;   Walls;  

Dictionaries:

- American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - River;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Anak;   Caleb;   City;   Hebron;   Negeb;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Land (of Israel);   Easton Bible Dictionary - Fenced Cities;   Wall;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Anakim;   Fenced Cities;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Hazar;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - City;   Fortification and Siegecraft;   Hexateuch;   Israel;   Joshua;   Judah;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Palestine;   Smith Bible Dictionary - An'akim;  

Encyclopedias:

- Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - On to Canaan;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Ahiman;   City;   Fence;   Fortification;   Gezer;   How;   Numbers, Book of;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Fortress;   Walls;  

Devotionals:

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

Parallel Translations

The Amplified Bible
But the people who dwell there are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large; moreover, there we saw the sons of Anak [of great stature and courage].

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.

The Complete Jewish Bible
However the people living in the land are fierce, and the cities are fortified and very large. Moreover, we saw the 'Anakim there.

Darby's 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.

Bible in Basic English
But the people living in the land are strong, and the towns are walled and very great; further, we saw the children of Anak there.

The Bishop's Bible (1568)
Neuerthelesse, the people be strong that dwell in the lande, and the cities are walled and exceedyng great: and moreouer, we sawe the chyldren of Anac there.

Contemporary English Version
But the people who live there are strong, and their cities are large and walled. We even saw the three Anakim clans.

The Geneva Bible (1587)
Neuerthelesse the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled and exceeding great: and moreouer, we sawe the sonnes of Anak there.

Easy-to-Read Version
But the people living there are very powerful. The cities are very large. The cities are strongly defended. We even saw some Anakite people there.

George Lamsa Translation of the Peshitta
Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very great: and moreover we saw the sons of giants there.

Brenton Translaton of the Septuagint (LXX)
and they reported to him, and said, We came into the land into which thou sentest us, a land flowing with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it.

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.

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 Life Version
But the people who live in the land are strong. The cities have walls and are very large. And we saw the children of Anak there.

Good News Translation
But the people who live there are powerful, and their cities are very large and well fortified. Even worse, we saw the descendants of the giants there.

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

Hebrew Names Version
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.

New American Standard Version
"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.

J.P. Green Literal Translation
But the people that live in the land are fierce, and the cities are walled up, very great. And also we have seen the children of Anak there.

Miles Coverdale Bible (1535)
sauynge that stronge people dwell therin, and the cities are exceadinge stronge and greate. And we sawe the children of Enack there also.

New Living Translation
But the people living there are powerful, and their cities and towns are fortified and very large. We also saw the descendants of Anak who are living there!

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.

JPS Old Testament
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.

King James Version (1611)
Neuerthelesse, the people bee strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled and very great: and moreouer, we saw the children of Anak there.

New Century Version
But the people who live there are strong. Their cities are walled and very large. We even saw some Anakites there.

New Revised Standard
Yet the people who live in the land are strong, and the towns are fortified and very large; and besides, we saw the descendants of Anak there.

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.

The Emphasised Bible
Nevertheless surely mighty, are the people that dwell in the land, - and, the cities, walled in, exceeding great, moreover also, the descendants of the

Douay-Rheims Bible
(13-29) But it hath very strong inhabitants, and the cities are great and walled. We saw there the race of Enac.

Revised Standard Version
Yet 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.

Updated Bible Version 1.9
Nevertheless the people that dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified, [and] very great: and moreover we saw the sons of Anak there.

The Webster 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.

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.

The Wycliffe Bible (1395)
but it hath strongeste inhabiteris, and grete cytees, and wallid; we sien there the kynrede of Anachym; Amalech dwellith in the south;

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.

The Message
The only thing is that the people who live there are fierce, their cities are huge and well fortified. Worse yet, we saw descendants of the giant Anak.

Lexham English Bible
Yet the people who are inhabiting it are strong and the cities are fortified and very large; moreover, we saw the descendants of the Anakites there.

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

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.
strong
Deuteronomy 1:28; 2:10,11,21; 3:5; 9:1,2
saw the
22,23,33; Joshua 11:22; 15:14; Judges 1:20

Gill's Notes on the Bible

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.


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