Numbers 23:15
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New International Version
Balaam said to Balak, "Stay here beside your offering while I meet with him over there."

New Living Translation
Then Balaam said to the king, "Stand here by your burnt offerings while I go over there to meet the LORD."

English Standard Version
Balaam said to Balak, “Stand here beside your burnt offering, while I meet the LORD over there.”

New American Standard Bible
And he said to Balak, "Stand here beside your burnt offering while I myself meet the LORD over there."

King James Bible
And he said unto Balak, Stand here by thy burnt offering, while I meet the LORD yonder.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Balaam said to Balak, "Stay here by your burnt offering while I seek the LORD over there."

International Standard Version
Then he told Balak, "Stand by your offering while I go alone to meet the LORD."

NET Bible
And Balaam said to Balak, "Station yourself here by your burnt offering, while I meet the LORD there.

New Heart English Bible
He said to Balak, "Station yourself here by your burnt offering, while I meet over there."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Balaam said to Balak, "Stay here beside your burnt offering while I meet with God over there."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he said unto Balak: 'Stand here by thy burnt-offering, while I go toward a meeting yonder.'

New American Standard 1977
And he said to Balak, “Stand here beside your burnt offering, while I myself meet the LORD yonder.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then he said unto Balak, Stand here by thy burnt offering, while I meet the LORD yonder.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said unto Balak, Stand here by your burnt offering, while I meet the LORD yonder.

American King James Version
And he said to Balak, Stand here by your burnt offering, while I meet the LORD yonder.

American Standard Version
And he said unto Balak, Stand here by thy burnt-offering, while I meet Jehovah yonder.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He said to Balac: Stand here by thy burnt offering while I go to meet him.

Darby Bible Translation
And [Balaam] said to Balak, Stand here by thy burnt-offering, and I will go to meet yonder.

English Revised Version
And he said unto Balak, Stand here by thy burnt offering, while I meet the LORD yonder.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said to Balak, Stand here by thy burnt-offering, while I meet the LORD yonder.

World English Bible
He said to Balak, "Stand here by your burnt offering, while I meet [Yahweh] yonder."

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith unto Balak, 'Station thyself here by thy burnt-offering, and I -- I meet Him there;'
Study Bible
Balaam's Second Oracle
14So he took him to the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars and offered a bull and a ram on each altar. 15And he said to Balak, "Stand here beside your burnt offering while I myself meet the LORD over there." 16Then the LORD met Balaam and put a word in his mouth and said, "Return to Balak, and thus you shall speak."…
Cross References
Numbers 23:14
So he took him to the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars and offered a bull and a ram on each altar.

Numbers 23:16
Then the LORD met Balaam and put a word in his mouth and said, "Return to Balak, and thus you shall speak."
Treasury of Scripture

And he said to Balak, Stand here by your burnt offering, while I meet the LORD yonder.

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

Numbers 22:8 And he said to them, Lodge here this night, and I will bring you …

Verse 15. - While I meet the Lord yonder. Rather, "and I will go and meet thus." וְאָנֹכִי אִקָּרֶה כֹּה. Balaam does not say whom or what he is going to meet, but from the use of the same term in chapter 24. I it is evident that he employed the language of soothsayers looking for auguries. He may have spoken vaguely on purpose, because he was in truth acting a part with Balak. And he said unto Balak, stand here by thy burnt offering,.... As he had before directed him, Numbers 23:3.

while I meet the Lord yonder; pointing to some place at a little distance, where he expected to meet the Lord, and have some instructions from him, which he seemed confident of, having met with him once already. 23:11-30 Balak was angry with Balaam. Thus a confession of God's overruling power is extorted from a wicked prophet, to the confusion of a wicked prince. A second time the curse is turned into a blessing; and this blessing is both larger and stronger than the former. Men change their minds, and break their words; but God never changes his mind, and therefore never recalls his promise. And when in Scripture he is said to repent, it does not mean any change of his mind; but only a change of his way. There was sin in Jacob, and God saw it; but there was not such as might provoke him to give them up to ruin. If the Lord sees that we trust in his mercy, and accept of his salvation; that we indulge no secret lust, and continue not in rebellion, but endeavour to serve and glorify him; we may be sure that he looks upon us as accepted in Christ, that our sins are all pardoned. Oh the wonders of providence and grace, the wonders of redeeming love, of pardoning mercy, of the new-creating Spirit! Balak had no hope of ruining Israel, and Balaam showed that he had more reason to fear being ruined by them. Since Balaam cannot say what he would have him, Balak wished him to say nothing. But though there are many devices in man's heart, God's counsels shall stand. Yet they resolve to make another attempt, though they had no promise on which to build their hopes. Let us, who have a promise that the vision at the end shall speak and not lie, continue earnest in prayer, Lu 18:1.
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