Numbers 22:15
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New International Version
Then Balak sent other officials, more numerous and more distinguished than the first.

New Living Translation
Then Balak tried again. This time he sent a larger number of even more distinguished officials than those he had sent the first time.

English Standard Version
Once again Balak sent princes, more in number and more honorable than these.

New American Standard Bible
Then Balak again sent leaders, more numerous and more distinguished than the former.

King James Bible
And Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honourable than they.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Balak sent officials again who were more numerous and higher in rank than the others.

International Standard Version
In response, Balak sent more officers—higher ranking ones, at that!—

NET Bible
Balak again sent princes, more numerous and more distinguished than the first.

New Heart English Bible
Then Balak again sent princes, more in number and more honorable than these.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Balak sent a larger group of more highly respected princes.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honourable than they.

New American Standard 1977
Then Balak again sent leaders, more numerous and more distinguished than the former.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Balak sent yet again princes, more and more honourable than those.

King James 2000 Bible
And Balak sent yet again leaders, more, and more honorable than they.

American King James Version
And Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honorable than they.

American Standard Version
And Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honorable than they.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then he sent many more and more noble than he had sent before:

Darby Bible Translation
Then sent Balak yet again princes, more, and more honourable than they.

English Revised Version
And Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honourable than they.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honorable than they.

World English Bible
Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honorable than they.

Young's Literal Translation
And Balak addeth yet to send princes, more numerous and honoured than these,
Study Bible
Balak Summons Balaam
14The leaders of Moab arose and went to Balak and said, "Balaam refused to come with us." 15Then Balak again sent leaders, more numerous and more distinguished than the former. 16They came to Balaam and said to him, "Thus says Balak the son of Zippor, 'Let nothing, I beg you, hinder you from coming to me;…
Cross References
Numbers 22:14
The leaders of Moab arose and went to Balak and said, "Balaam refused to come with us."

Numbers 22:16
They came to Balaam and said to him, "Thus says Balak the son of Zippor, 'Let nothing, I beg you, hinder you from coming to me;
Treasury of Scripture

And Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honorable than they.

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Verse 15. - More, and more honourable than they. Balak rightly judged that Balaam was not really unwilling to come, and that it was only needful to ply him with more flattery and larger promises. The heathens united a firm belief in the powers of the seer with a very shrewd appreciation of the motives and character of the seer. Compare the saying of Sophocles ('Antig.,' 1055), τὸ μαντικὸν γὰρ πᾶν φιλάργυρον γένος. And Balak sent yet again princes more, and more honourable than they. More in number, and greater in quality, princes of the first rank in his court; supposing that Balaam thought he was not treated with respect enough, they being princes of the meaner sort, and but few, that were sent unto him before, which he imagined was the reason, at least one reason, why he refused to come with them; persons of Balaam's character in those days being highly revered. 22:15-21 A second embassy was sent to Balaam. It were well for us, if we were as earnest and constant in prosecuting a good work, notwithstanding disappointments. Balak laid a bait, not only for Balaam's covetousness, but for his pride and ambition. How earnestly should we beg of God daily to mortify such desires in us! Thus sinners stick at no pains, spare no cost, and care not how low they stoop, to gratify their luxury, or their malice. Shall we then be unwilling to do what is right? God forbid! Balaam's convictions charged him to keep to the command of God; nor could any man have spoken better. But many call God theirs, who are not his, not truly because not only his. There is no judging men by their words; God knows the heart. Balaam's corruptions at the same time inclined him to go contrary to the command. He seemed to refuse the temptation; but he expressed no abhorrence of it. He had a strong desire to accept the offer, and hoped that God might give him leave to go. He had already been told what the will of God was. It is a certain evidence of the ruling of corruption in the heart, to beg leave to sin. God gave Balaam up to his own heart's lusts. As God sometimes denies the prayers of his people in love, so sometimes he grants the desires of the wicked in wrath.
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