NUMBERS 13:28

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“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.”

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Numbers 13:28 Translation & Meaning

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Nevertheless אֶ֚פֶס Cessation, i.e., an end (especially of the earth); often used adverb, no further; also the ankle (in the dual), as being the extremity of the leg or foot Nevertheless
the people הָעָ֔ם A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock people
be (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
strong עַ֣ז Strong, vehement, harsh strong
that dwell הַיֹּשֵׁ֖ב Properly, to sit down (specifically as judge. in ambush, in quiet); by implication, to dwell, to remain; causatively, to settle, to marry dwell
in the land, בָּאָ֑רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) land
and the cities וְהֶֽעָרִ֗ים A city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post) cities
are (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
walled, בְּצֻר֤וֹת To gather grapes; also to be isolated (i.e., inaccessible by height or fortification) walled
and (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
very מְאֹ֔ד Properly, vehemence, i.e., (with or without preposition) vehemently; by implication, wholly, speedily, etc. (often with other words as an intensive or superlative; especially when repeated) very
great: גְּדֹלֹת֙ Great (in any sense); hence, older; also insolent great
and moreover וְגַם Properly, assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correl. both...and moreover
we saw רָאִ֥ינוּ To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) saw
the children יְלִדֵ֥י Born children
of Anak הָֽעֲנָ֖ק Anak, a Canaanite Anak
there. שָֽׁם׃ There (transferring to time) then; often thither, or thence there

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  • 26  And they went and came to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought back word unto them, and unto all the congregation, and shewed them the fruit of the land.

  • 27  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.

  • 28  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.

  • 29  The Amalekites dwell in the land of the south: and the Hittites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites, dwell in the mountains: and the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and by the coast of Jordan.

  • 30  And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.




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