Numbers 22:12
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New International Version
But God said to Balaam, "Do not go with them. You must not put a curse on those people, because they are blessed."

New Living Translation
But God told Balaam, "Do not go with them. You are not to curse these people, for they have been blessed!"

English Standard Version
God said to Balaam, “You shall not go with them. You shall not curse the people, for they are blessed.”

New American Standard Bible
God said to Balaam, "Do not go with them; you shall not curse the people, for they are blessed."

King James Bible
And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people: for they are blessed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then God said to Balaam, "You are not to go with them. You are not to curse this people, for they are blessed."

International Standard Version
But God told Balaam, "Don't go with them. Don't curse the people, because they're blessed."

NET Bible
But God said to Balaam, "You must not go with them; you must not curse the people, for they are blessed."

New Heart English Bible
And God said to Balaam, "You are not to go with them, and you are not to curse the people, for they are blessed."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But God said to Balaam, "Don't go with them! Don't curse these people, because they are blessed."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And God said unto Balaam: 'Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people; for they are blessed.'

New American Standard 1977
And God said to Balaam, “Do not go with them; you shall not curse the people; for they are blessed.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; neither shalt thou curse the people; for they are blessed.

King James 2000 Bible
And God said unto Balaam, You shall not go with them; you shall not curse the people: for they are blessed.

American King James Version
And God said to Balaam, You shall not go with them; you shall not curse the people: for they are blessed.

American Standard Version
And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people; for they are blessed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And God said to Balaam : Thou shalt not go with them, nor shalt thou curse the people: because it is blessed.

Darby Bible Translation
And God said to Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people; for they are blessed.

English Revised Version
And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people: for they are blessed.

Webster's Bible Translation
And God said to Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people: for they are blessed.

World English Bible
God said to Balaam, "You shall not go with them. You shall not curse the people; for they are blessed."

Young's Literal Translation
and God saith unto Balaam, 'Thou dost not go with them; thou dost not curse the people; for it is blessed.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
22:1-14 The king of Moab formed a plan to get the people of Israel cursed; that is, to set God against them, who had hitherto fought for them. He had a false notion, that if he could get some prophet to pray for evil upon them, and to pronounce a blessing upon himself and his forces, that then he should be able to deal with them. None had so great a reputation as Balaam; and Balak will employ him, though he send a great way for him. It is not known whether the Lord had ever spoken to Balaam, or by him, before this; though it is probable he had, and it is certain he did afterwards. Yet we have abundant proof that he lived and died a wicked man, an enemy to God and his people. And the curse shall not come upon us if there is not a cause, even though men utter it. To prevail with Balaam, they took the wages of unrighteousness, but God laid restraint upon Balaam, forbidding him to curse Israel. Balaam was no stranger to Israel's cause; so that he ought to have answered the messengers at once, that he would never curse a people whom God had blessed; but he takes a night's time to consider what he should do. When we parley with temptations, we are in great danger of being overcome. Balaam was not faithful in returning God's answer to the messengers. Those are a fair mark for Satan's temptation, who lessen Divine restraints; as if to go against God's law were only to go without his leave. The messengers also are not faithful in returning Balaam's answer to Balak. Thus many are abused by the flatteries of those about them, and are prevented from seeing their own faults and follies.
Study Bible
Balak Summons Balaam
11'Behold, there is a people who came out of Egypt and they cover the surface of the land; now come, curse them for me; perhaps I may be able to fight against them and drive them out.'" 12God said to Balaam, "Do not go with them; you shall not curse the people, for they are blessed." 13So Balaam arose in the morning and said to Balak's leaders, "Go back to your land, for the LORD has refused to let me go with you."…
Cross References
Genesis 12:2
And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great; And so you shall be a blessing;

Genesis 22:17
indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your seed shall possess the gate of their enemies.

Numbers 22:6
"Now, therefore, please come, curse this people for me since they are too mighty for me; perhaps I may be able to defeat them and drive them out of the land. For I know that he whom you bless is blessed, and he whom you curse is cursed."

Numbers 22:11
'Behold, there is a people who came out of Egypt and they cover the surface of the land; now come, curse them for me; perhaps I may be able to fight against them and drive them out.'"

Numbers 22:13
So Balaam arose in the morning and said to Balak's leaders, "Go back to your land, for the LORD has refused to let me go with you."

Numbers 23:8
"How shall I curse whom God has not cursed? And how can I denounce whom the LORD has not denounced?

Numbers 23:20
"Behold, I have received a command to bless; When He has blessed, then I cannot revoke it.

Numbers 24:9
"He crouches, he lies down as a lion, And as a lion, who dares rouse him? Blessed is everyone who blesses you, And cursed is everyone who curses you."
Treasury of Scripture

And God said to Balaam, You shall not go with them; you shall not curse the people: for they are blessed.

Balaam, Thou shalt

Numbers 22:20 And God came to Balaam at night, and said to him, If the men come …

Job 33:15-17 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men, …

Matthew 27:19 When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, …

thou shalt not curse

Numbers 22:19 Now therefore, I pray you, tarry you also here this night, that I …

Numbers 23:3,13-15,19,23 And Balaam said to Balak, Stand by your burnt offering, and I will …

Micah 6:5 O my people, remember now what Balak king of Moab consulted, and …

for they

Numbers 23:20 Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he has blessed; …

Genesis 12:2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and …

Genesis 22:16-18 And said, By myself have I sworn, said the LORD, for because you …

Deuteronomy 23:5 Nevertheless the LORD your God would not listen to Balaam; but the …

Deuteronomy 33:29 Happy are you, O Israel: who is like to you, O people saved by the …

Psalm 144:15 Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yes, happy is that …

Psalm 146:5 Happy is he that has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is …

Romans 4:6,7 Even as David also describes the blessedness of the man, to whom …

Romans 11:29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.

Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed …

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