Bible: Numbers 13:27-33

13:27 They told Moses, 1  “We went to the land where you sent us. 2  It is indeed flowing with milk and honey, 3  and this is its fruit. 13:28 But 4  the inhabitants 5  are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large. Moreover we saw the descendants of Anak there. 13:29 The Amalekites live in the land of the Negev; the Hittites, Jebusites, and Amorites live in the hill country; and the Canaanites live by the sea and along the banks 6  of the Jordan.” 7 

13:30 Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses, saying, “Let us go up 8  and occupy it, 9  for we are well able to conquer it.” 10  13:31 But the men 11  who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against these people, because they are stronger than we are! 13:32 Then they presented the Israelites with a discouraging 12  report of the land they had investigated, saying, “The land that we passed through 13  to investigate is a land that devours 14  its inhabitants. 15  All the people we saw there 16  are of great stature. 13:33 We even saw the Nephilim 17  there (the descendants of Anak came from the Nephilim), and we seemed liked grasshoppers both to ourselves 18  and to them.” 19 

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