Readers may remember the mysterious Seidel’s law and inverted quotes. Here is another example of what seems to be typical – the switching of the word order of a component of the statement when it is being recalled. Clearly this is deliberate but the reason is yet to be deciphered.
Numbers 13:28 Nevertheless the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there.
Deuteronomy 1:28 Whither shall we go up? our brethren have discouraged our heart, saying, The people is greater and taller than we; the cities are great and walled up to heaven; and moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakims there.
The most up to date list of examples is here –Inverted quotes March 2018