Praise the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, you are magnificent. 2 You are robed in splendor and majesty.
But 1 the inhabitants 2 are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large. Moreover we saw the descendants of Anak there.
Listen, Israel: Today you are about to cross the Jordan so you can dispossess the nations there, people greater and stronger than you who live in large cities with extremely high fortifications. 1
Therefore you are great, O Lord God, for there is none like you! There is no God besides you! What we have heard is true! 1
What is going to happen to us? Our brothers have drained away our courage 1 by describing people who are more numerous 2 and taller than we are, and great cities whose defenses appear to be as high as heaven 3 itself! Moreover, they said they saw 4 Anakites 5 there.”
Then when the Lord your God brings you to the land he promised your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob to give you – a land with large, fine cities you did not build,
Now all the actions carried out under his authority and his great achievements, along with an exact statement concerning the greatness of Mordecai, whom the king promoted, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Media and Persia?