Numbers 24:22
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New American Standard Bible
"Nevertheless Kain will be consumed; How long will Asshur keep you captive?"

King James Bible
Nevertheless the Kenite shall be wasted, until Asshur shall carry thee away captive.

Darby Bible Translation
But the Kenite shall be consumed, until Asshur shall carry thee away captive.

World English Bible
Nevertheless Kain shall be wasted, until Asshur carries you away captive."

Young's Literal Translation
But the Kenite is for a burning; Till when doth Asshur keep thee captive?'

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Render, For Kain shall surely not be destroyed (literally "be for destruction") until Asshur, etc. The words are not, as they appear in the King James Version, a prediction of evil to the Kenites, but a promise, on the contrary, of safety to be long continued to them (compare Numbers 10:32; Jeremiah 35:19).

Numbers 24:22 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Elucidations.
I. (Princes and kings, [154]p. 13.) How memorable the histories, moreover, of Nebuchadnezzar [1609] and his decrees; of Darius [1610] and his also; but especially of Cyrus and his great monumental edict! [1611] The beautiful narratives of the Queen of Sheba and of the Persian consort of Queen Esther (probably Xerxes) are also manifestations of the ways of Providence in giving light to the heathen world through that "nation of priests" in Israel. But Lactantius, who uses the Sibyls so freely, should
Lactantius—The divine institutes

The Plan for the Coming of Jesus.
God's Darling, Psalms 8:5-8.--the plan for the new man--the Hebrew picture by itself--difference between God's plan and actual events--one purpose through breaking plans--the original plan--a starting point--getting inside. Fastening a Tether inside: the longest way around--the pedigree--the start. First Touches on the Canvas: the first touch, Genesis 3:15.--three groups of prediction--first group: to Abraham, Genesis 12:1-3; to Isaac, Genesis 26:1-5; to Jacob, Genesis 28:10-15; through Jacob,
S. D. Gordon—Quiet Talks about Jesus

Cross References
Genesis 10:21
Also to Shem, the father of all the children of Eber, and the older brother of Japheth, children were born.

Genesis 10:22
The sons of Shem were Elam and Asshur and Arpachshad and Lud and Aram.

Genesis 15:19
the Kenite and the Kenizzite and the Kadmonite

Numbers 24:23
Then he took up his discourse and said, "Alas, who can live except God has ordained it?

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