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26 But you were not willing to go up, and you rebelled against the command[a] of Yahweh your God. 27 And you grumbled in your tents, and you said, ‘Because of the hatred of Yahweh toward us he has brought us out from the land of Egypt to give us into the hand of the Amorites[b] to destroy us. 28 Where can we go up? Our brothers have made our hearts melt,[c] saying,[d] “The people are greater[e] and taller than we are,[f] and there are great fortified cities reaching up to heaven, and we saw the sons of the Anakites living there.”’

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  1. Deuteronomy 1:26 Literally “mouth”
  2. Deuteronomy 1:27 Hebrew “Amorite”
  3. Deuteronomy 1:28 Literally “caused to melt our hearts”
  4. Deuteronomy 1:28 Literally “to say”
  5. Deuteronomy 1:28 Or “bigger”
  6. Deuteronomy 1:28 Hebrew “than us”