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Whither shall we go up? our brethren have discouraged our heart, saying, The people is greater and taller than we; the cities are great and walled up to heaven; and moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakims there.

Bible References


Deuteronomy 20:8
Then shall the officers further speak unto the people, and say - Who is the man that is fearful and faint-hearted? let him go and return unto his house, - lest his brethren's heart melt as well as his heart.
Joshua 2:9
and said unto the men, I know that Yahweh hath given unto you the land, - and that the terror of you hath fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land, have melted away, from before you.
Isaiah 13:7
For this cause - All hands, shall hang down, - and Every mortal heart, melt.
Ezekiel 21:7
And it shall come to pass when they shall say unto thee, Wherefore art thou sighing? that thou shalt say, For the report because it cometh, When every heart shall melt. And all hands be unnerved And every spirit shall become faint. And all knees shall be weak as water, Lo! it cometh and shall be brought to pass, Saith My Lord, Yahweh.

The people

Deuteronomy 9:1
Hear O Israel! thou art passing, to-day, over the Jordan, to go in to dispossess nations, greater and stronger than thou, - cities great and fortified into the heavens;
Numbers 13:28
Nevertheless surely mighty, are the people that dwell in the land, - and, the cities, walled in, exceeding great, moreover also, the descendants of the

We have seen

Deuteronomy 9:2
a people great and tall, the sons of Anakim, - whom, thou, knowest, and of whom thou hast heard say, Who can stand before the sons of Anak?
Joshua 11:22
There was left remaining none of the Anakim, in the land of the sons of Israel, - save only, in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod, did some remain.
Joshua 15:14
And Caleb dispossessed from thence, the three sons of Anak, - Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai, the descendants of Anak.
Judges 1:10
And Judah went against the Canaanites who were dwelling in Hebron, now, the name of Hebron, formerly, was Kiriath-arba, - and they smote Sheshai and Ahiman, and Talmai.
2 Samuel 21:16
So, Ishbi-benob, who was of the descendants of the giant, the weight of whose spear-head, was three hundred shekels of bronze, he also being newly armed, thought to smite David;

General references

Numbers 13:31
But the men who went up with him said, We cannot go up against the people, - for stronger, are they than we.
Numbers 32:9
and they went up as far as the ravine of Eschol, and viewed the land, and then dissuaded the heart of the sons of Israel from entering into the land, which Yahweh had given them.
Deuteronomy 3:5
All these, were fortified cities each with a high wall, folding gates and a bar, - besides country towns exceeding many.