Numbers 13:28-29

28 But the people who live there are powerful, and the cities are fortified and very large. We even saw descendants of Anak there.
29 The Amalekites live in the Negev; the Hittites, Jebusites and Amorites live in the hill country; and the Canaanites live near the sea and along the Jordan.”

Numbers 13:28-29 Meaning and Commentary


In this chapter an order is given by the Lord, to send twelve men into the land of Canaan, to search and spy it, and which was accordingly executed, Nu 13:1-3; and the names of the twelve persons are given, Nu 13:4-16; the instructions they received from Moses, what part of the land they should enter into first, and what observations they should make on it, Nu 13:17-20; which they attended to, and on their return brought some of the fruit of the land with them, Nu 13:21-26; and gave an account of it, that it was a very fruitful land, but the inhabitants mighty, and their cities walled, Nu 13:27-29; which threw the people into confusion, but that they were stilled by Caleb, one of the spies, who encouraged them, Nu 13:30; but all the rest, excepting Joshua, brought an ill report of it, as not to be subdued and conquered by them, Nu 13:31-33.

Cross References 10

  • 1. Deuteronomy 1:28; Deuteronomy 9:1,2
  • 2. S ver 22
  • 3. Joshua 14:12
  • 4. S Genesis 14:7
  • 5. S Genesis 10:15; Deuteronomy 7:1; Deuteronomy 20:17; 1 Kings 9:20; 1 Kings 10:29; 2 Kings 7:6
  • 6. S Exodus 3:8
  • 7. S Genesis 10:16
  • 8. ver 17
  • 9. Genesis 10:18
  • 10. S Genesis 13:10; Numbers 22:1; Numbers 32:5; Deuteronomy 1:1; Joshua 1:2; Judges 3:28; Psalms 42:6
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