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Deuteronomy 2:11

    Deuteronomy 2:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Which also were accounted giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites call them Emims.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Which also were accounted giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites called them Emims.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    these also are accounted Rephaim, as the Anakim; but the Moabites call them Emim.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    They are numbered among the Rephaim, like the Anakim; but are named Emim by the Moabites.

    Webster's Revision

    these also are accounted Rephaim, as the Anakim; but the Moabites call them Emim.

    World English Bible

    these also are accounted Rephaim, as the Anakim; but the Moabites call them Emim.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    these also are accounted Rephaim, as the Anakim; but the Moabites call them Emim.

    Clarke's Commentary on Deuteronomy 2:11

    Which also were accounted giants - This is not a fortunate version. The word is not giants, but רפאים Rephaim, the name of a people. It appears that the Emim, the Anakim, and the Rephaim, were probably the same people, called by different names in the different countries where they dwelt; for they appear originally to have been a kind of wandering free-booters, who lived by plunder. (See on Deuteronomy 2:10 (note)). It must be granted, however, that there were several men of this race of extraordinary stature. And hence all gigantic men have been called Rephaim. (See on Genesis 6:4 (note), and Genesis 14:5 (note)). But we well know that fear and public report have often added whole cubits to men's height. It was under this influence that the spies acted, when they brought the disheartening report mentioned Numbers 13:33.