Numbers 22:9
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New International Version
God came to Balaam and asked, "Who are these men with you?"

New Living Translation
That night God came to Balaam and asked him, "Who are these men visiting you?"

English Standard Version
And God came to Balaam and said, “Who are these men with you?”

New American Standard Bible
Then God came to Balaam and said, "Who are these men with you?"

King James Bible
And God came unto Balaam, and said, What men are these with thee?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then God came to Balaam and asked, "Who are these men with you?"

International Standard Version
God visited Balaam and asked him, "Who are these men with you?"

NET Bible
And God came to Balaam and said, "Who are these men with you?"

New Heart English Bible
And God came to Balaam, and said, "Who are these men with you?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God came to Balaam and asked, "Who are these men with you?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And God came unto Balaam, and said: 'What men are these with thee?'

New American Standard 1977
Then God came to Balaam and said, “Who are these men with you?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And God came unto Balaam and said, Who are these men with thee?

King James 2000 Bible
And God came unto Balaam, and said, What men are these with you?

American King James Version
And God came to Balaam, and said, What men are these with you?

American Standard Version
And God came unto Balaam, and said, What men are these with thee?

Douay-Rheims Bible
What mean these men that are with thee?

Darby Bible Translation
And God came to Balaam, and said, Who are these men with thee?

English Revised Version
And God came unto Balaam, and said, What men are these with thee?

Webster's Bible Translation
And God came to Balaam, and said, What men are these with thee?

World English Bible
God came to Balaam, and said, "Who are these men with you?"

Young's Literal Translation
And God cometh in unto Balaam, and saith, 'Who are these men with thee?'
Study Bible
Balak Summons Balaam
8He said to them, "Spend the night here, and I will bring word back to you as the LORD may speak to me." And the leaders of Moab stayed with Balaam. 9Then God came to Balaam and said, "Who are these men with you?" 10Balaam said to God, "Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, has sent word to me,…
Cross References
Genesis 20:3
But God came to Abimelech in a dream of the night, and said to him, "Behold, you are a dead man because of the woman whom you have taken, for she is married."

Numbers 22:8
He said to them, "Spend the night here, and I will bring word back to you as the LORD may speak to me." And the leaders of Moab stayed with Balaam.

Numbers 22:10
Balaam said to God, "Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, has sent word to me,
Treasury of Scripture

And God came to Balaam, and said, What men are these with you?

God

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

Genesis 20:3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, …

Genesis 31:24 And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said to …

Genesis 41:25 And Joseph said to Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God has …

Daniel 2:45 For as much as you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain …

Daniel 4:31,32 While the word was in the king's mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, …

Matthew 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied …

Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall …

John 11:51 And this spoke he not of himself: but being high priest that year, …

what men

Genesis 3:9-11 And the LORD God called to Adam, and said to him, Where are you…

Genesis 4:9 And the LORD said to Cain, Where is Abel your brother? And he said, …

Genesis 16:8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, from where came you? and where …

Exodus 4:2 And the LORD said to him, What is that in your hand? And he said, A rod.

2 Kings 20:14,15 Then came Isaiah the prophet to king Hezekiah, and said to him, What …

(9) What men are these with thee?--This inquiry, like that addressed to Elijah, "What doest thou here?" (1Kings 19:9), or that to Hezekiah, "What said these men? and from whence came they unto thee?" and "What have they seen in thine house?" (Isaiah 39:3-4) was calculated to arouse the slumbering conscience of Balaam, and to open his eyes to a perception of his sin and of his danger.

And God came unto Balaam,.... In a dream very probably, as he did to Abimelech and Laban, Genesis 20:3,

and said, what men are these with thee? who lodged with him that night. This he said, not as ignorant who they were, or from whence they came, or what they came about; but in order to lead on to a discourse with Balaam, and to have from him the account of the men, and their business, and to try his fidelity in relating the affair. 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.
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