The people are bigger and stronger than we are; their cities are huge, their defenses massive—we even saw Anakite giants there!'”
I tried to relieve your fears: “Don’t be terrified of them. God, your God, is leading the way; he’s fighting for you. You saw with your own eyes what he did for you in Egypt; you saw what he did in the wilderness, how God, your God, carried you as a father carries his child, carried you the whole way until you arrived here. But now that you’re here, you won’t trust God, your God—this same God who goes ahead of you in your travels to scout out a place to pitch camp, a fire by night and a cloud by day to show you the way to go.
Carry me like you always did. Fight for me as you have done in the past. Lead me with the pillar of fire by night and the cloud by day. Show me the way to go.