Deuteronomy 1:29

29 Then I said to you, “Do not be terrified; do not be afraid of them.

Deuteronomy 1:29 in Other Translations

29 Then I said unto you, Dread not, neither be afraid of them.
29 Then I said to you, 'Do not be in dread or afraid of them.
29 “But I said to you, ‘Don’t be shocked or afraid of them!
29 I tried to relieve your fears: "Don't be terrified of them.
29 "So I said to you: Don't be terrified or afraid of them!

Deuteronomy 1:29 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 1:29

Then I said unto you, dread not, neither be afraid of them.
] With such like words he had exhorted and encouraged them before the spies were sent, and he still uses the same, or stronger terms, notwithstanding the report that had been made of the gigantic stature and walled cities of the Canaanites. This speech of Moses, which is continued in the two following verses, is not recorded in ( Numbers 14:5 ) , it is only there said, that Moses and Aaron fell on their faces, but no account is given of what was said by either of them.

Deuteronomy 1:29 In-Context

27 You grumbled in your tents and said, “The LORD hates us; so he brought us out of Egypt to deliver us into the hands of the Amorites to destroy us.
28 Where can we go? Our brothers have made our hearts melt in fear. They say, ‘The people are stronger and taller than we are; the cities are large, with walls up to the sky. We even saw the Anakites there.’ ”
29 Then I said to you, “Do not be terrified; do not be afraid of them.
30 The LORD your God, who is going before you, will fight for you, as he did for you in Egypt, before your very eyes,
31 and in the wilderness. There you saw how the LORD your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place.”

Cross References 2

  • 1. Deuteronomy 3:22; Deuteronomy 20:3; Nehemiah 4:14
  • 2. Deuteronomy 7:18; Deuteronomy 20:1; Deuteronomy 31:6
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