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Then he spoke his message: "The prophecy of Balaam son of Beor, the prophecy of one whose eye sees clearly,
King James Bible
And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said:
American Standard Version
And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor saith, And the man whose eye was closed saith;
Young's Literal Translation
And he taketh up his simile, and saith: 'An affirmation of Balaam son of Beor -- And an affirmation of the man whose eyes are shut --
Numbers 24:15 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The man whose eyes are open - See on Numbers 24:3 (note). It seems strange that our version should have fallen into such a mistake as to render שתם shethum, open, which it does not signify, when the very sound of the word expresses the sense. The Vulgate has very properly preserved the true meaning, by rendering the clause cujus obturatus est oculus, he whose eyes are shut. The Targum first paraphrased the passage falsely, and most of the versions followed it.
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Numbers 24:4 He has said, which heard the words of God, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open:
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Numbers 24:3 and he spoke his message: "The prophecy of Balaam son of Beor, the prophecy of one whose eye sees clearly,
Numbers 24:4 the prophecy of one who hears the words of God, who sees a vision from the Almighty, who falls prostrate, and whose eyes are opened:
Numbers 24:16 the prophecy of one who hears the words of God, who has knowledge from the Most High, who sees a vision from the Almighty, who falls prostrate, and whose eyes are opened: