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"All the people we saw there were men of huge size. We saw the Nephilim there (the giant clans belong to the Nephilim) ; they made us feel like grasshoppers, and grasshoppers we were to them ." These supposed Nephilim, however, were simply Anakim or sons of Anak, the "long-necked" . (Numbers 13 :28,32,33, Mo; AT; AS) Two spies, Joshua and Caleb, brought back an inviting report and expressed faith in Jehovah's power to brush aside the barriers and give them the land promised. 3 For this, Joshua and Caleb were the ones that were at last permitted to enter the Promised Land . There they engaged in battle with those supposed Nephilim and proved them to be only mortal human giants and destroyed them . (Joshua 11 :21, 22; 15 :13,14) As for the people who believed the bad report and wanted to go back to Egypt, God sentenced them to die in the wilderness, and not enter the Promised Land . "Wherefore," says Jehovah, "I sware in my wrath, that they should not enter into my rest ." (Numbers 14 :28-35 ; Psalm 95 :10,11, AS) Thus, more than twentyfive hundred years after he created man and woman, Jehovah showed that he was still enjoying his sabbath rest, the great seventh day in which he desists from earthly creation . The faithless Israelites were not to enjoy rest with him in the land of milk and honey . Without faith in him it is impossible to enter into his rest . (Hebrews 3 :7 to 3 . Who was and who was not permitted to enter into
God's rest in the Promised Land, and what does His resting till then show?
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