NUMBERS 13:32

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature.”

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Numbers 13:32 Translation & Meaning

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And they brought up וַיֹּצִ֜יאוּ To go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim brought up
an evil report דִּבַּ֤ת Slander evil report
of the land הָאָ֙רֶץ֙ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) land
which אֲשֶׁ֣ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
they had searched תָּר֣וּ To meander (causatively, guide) about, especially for trade or reconnoitring searched
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
the children בְּנֵ֥י A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) children
of Israel, יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל He will rule as God; Jisraël, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity Israel
saying, לֵאמֹ֑ר To say (used with great latitude) saying
The land, הָאָ֡רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) land
through which אֲשֶׁר֩ Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc through
we have gone עָבַ֨רְנוּ To cross over; used very widely of any transition (literal or figurative; transitive, intransitive, intensive, causative); specifically, to cover (in copulation) gone
to search לָת֣וּר To meander (causatively, guide) about, especially for trade or reconnoitring search
it, a land אֶ֣רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) land
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
that הִ֔וא He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are that
eateth up אֹכֶ֤לֶת To eat (literally or figuratively) eateth up
the inhabitants יֽוֹשְׁבֶ֙יהָ֙ Properly, to sit down (specifically as judge. in ambush, in quiet); by implication, to dwell, to remain; causatively, to settle, to marry inhabitants
thereof; and all וְכָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) thereof all
the people הָעָ֛ם A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock people
that אֲשֶׁר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
we saw רָאִ֥ינוּ To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) saw
in it בְתוֹכָ֖הּ A bisection, i.e., (by implication) the center in it
are (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
men אַנְשֵׁ֥י A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) men
of a great stature. מִדּֽוֹת׃ Properly, extension, i.e., height or breadth; also a measure (including its standard); hence a portion (as measured) or a vestment great stature

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  • 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.

  • 31  But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.

  • 32  And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature.

  • 33  And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.




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