|The New American Standard Bible|
| Book of Numbers|
|Chapter 23 - Click for Chapter Audio |
- Numbers 23:1-12 [ Verse 9 in Original: Hebrew / Greek ]
[ Read Chapter | Discuss these Verses ]
- 1 Then Balaam said to Balak, "Build seven altars for me here, and prepare seven bulls and seven rams for me here." 2 Balak did just as Balaam had spoken, and Balak and Balaam offered up a bull and a ram on each altar. 3 Then Balaam said to Balak, "Stand beside your burnt offering, and I will go; perhaps the LORD will come to meet me, and whatever He shows me I will tell you." So he went to a bare hill. 4 Now God met Balaam, and he said to Him, "I have set up the seven altars, and I have offered up a bull and a ram on each altar." 5 Then the LORD put R680 a word in Balaam's mouth and said, "Return to Balak, and you shall speak thus." 6 So he returned to him, and behold, he was standing beside his burnt offering, he and all the leaders of Moab. 7 He took up his discourse F335 and said, "From Aram R681 Balak has brought me, Moab's king from the mountains of the East, `Come R682 curse Jacob for me, And come, denounce Israel!' 8 "How R683 shall I curse whom God has not cursed? And how can I denounce whom the LORD has not denounced? 9 "As I see him from the top of the rocks, And I look at him from the hills; Behold, R684 a people who dwells apart, And will not be reckoned among the nations. 10 "Who R685 can count the dust of Jacob, Or number the fourth part of Israel? Let R686 me F336 die the death of the upright, And R687 let my end be like his!" 11 Then Balak said to Balaam, "What have you done to me? I R688 took you to curse my enemies, but behold, you have actually blessed them!" 12 He replied, "Must I not be careful to speak what R689 the LORD puts in my mouth?"
F335 Lit parable
F336 Lit my soul
R680 Numbers 22:20; Deuteronomy 18:18; Jeremiah 1:9
R681 Numbers 22:5; Deuteronomy 23:4
R682 Numbers 22:6
R683 Numbers 22:12
R684 Deuteronomy 32:8; 33:28
R685 Genesis 13:16;
R686 Isaiah 57:1
R687 Psalms 37:37
R688 Nehemiah 13:2
R689 Numbers 22:20
ACC - Adam Clark Commentary; BCC - Burton Coffman; GEB - Gill's Exposition; GSB - Geneva Study Bible; JFB - Jamieson, Fausset, Brown; MHC-COM - Matthew Henry Complete; MHC-CON - Matthew Henry Concise; TSK - Treasury of Scripture Knowledge; WEN - Wesley's Explanatory Notes; NTB - Nave's Topical Bible; TCR - Thompson Chain Reference; TSK - Treasury of Scripture Knowledge; TTT - Torrey's Topical Textbook; ATS - ATS Bible Dictionary; HBD - Holman Bible Dictionary; Copyright Statement: The New American Standard Bible
Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995; Audio Recording Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, (P) 1989 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
For usage information, please read the NASB Copyright Statement.