Numbers 23:16
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New International Version
The LORD met with Balaam and put a word in his mouth and said, "Go back to Balak and give him this word."

New Living Translation
And the LORD met Balaam and gave him a message. Then he said, "Go back to Balak and give him my message."

English Standard Version
And the LORD met Balaam and put a word in his mouth and said, “Return to Balak, and thus shall you speak.”

Berean Study Bible
And the LORD met with Balaam and put a message in his mouth, saying, “Return to Balak and speak what I tell you.”

New American Standard Bible
Then the LORD met Balaam and put a word in his mouth and said, "Return to Balak, and thus you shall speak."

King James Bible
And the LORD met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said, Go again unto Balak, and say thus.

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD met with Balaam and put a message in his mouth. Then he said, "Return to Balak and say what I tell you."

Contemporary English Version
The LORD appeared to Balaam and gave him another message, then he told him to go and tell Balak.

Good News Translation
The LORD met Balaam, told him what to say, and sent him back to Balak to give him his message.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD met with Balaam and put a message in his mouth. Then He said, "Return to Balak and say what I tell you."

International Standard Version
Then the LORD met with Balaam and gave a message to him. "Now go back to Balak and speak to him."

NET Bible
Then the LORD met Balaam and put a message in his mouth and said, "Return to Balak, and speak what I tell you."

New Heart English Bible
The LORD met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said, "Return to Balak, and say this."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD came to Balaam and told him, "Go back to Balak, and give him my message."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the LORD met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said: 'Return unto Balak, and thus shalt thou speak.'

New American Standard 1977
Then the LORD met Balaam and put a word in his mouth and said, “Return to Balak, and thus you shall speak.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the LORD met Balaam and put a word in his mouth and said unto him, Go again unto Balak and say thus.

King James 2000 Bible
And the LORD met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said, Go again unto Balak, and say thus.

American King James Version
And the LORD met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said, Go again to Balak, and say thus.

American Standard Version
And Jehovah met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said, Return unto Balak, and thus shalt thou speak.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when the Lord had met him, and had put the word in his mouth, he said: Return to Balac, and thus shalt thou say to him.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said, Return to Balak, and thus shalt thou speak.

English Revised Version
And the LORD met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said, Return unto Balak, and thus shalt thou speak.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the LORD met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said, Go again to Balak, and say thus.

World English Bible
Yahweh met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said, "Return to Balak, and say this."

Young's Literal Translation
and Jehovah cometh unto Balaam, and setteth a word in his mouth, and saith, 'Turn back unto Balak, and thus thou dost speak.'
Study Bible
Balaam's Second Oracle
15Balaam said to Balak, “Stay here beside your burnt offering while I meet the LORD over there.” 16And the LORD met with Balaam and put a message in his mouth, saying, “Return to Balak and speak what I tell you.” 17So he returned to Balak, who was standing there by his burnt offering with the princes of Moab. “What did the LORD say?” Balak asked.…
Cross References
Numbers 22:20
That night God came to Balaam and said, "Since these men have come to summon you, get up and go with them, but you must only do what I tell you."

Numbers 23:15
Balaam said to Balak, "Stay here beside your burnt offering while I meet the LORD over there."

Numbers 23:17
So he returned to Balak, who was standing there by his burnt offering with the princes of Moab. "What did the LORD say?" Balak asked.

Treasury of Scripture

And the LORD met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said, Go again to Balak, and say thus.

Numbers 23:5 And the LORD put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said, Return to Balak, …

Numbers 22:35 And the angel of the LORD said to Balaam, Go with the men: but only …

Numbers 24:1 And when Balaam saw that it pleased the LORD to bless Israel, he …

And the Lord met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth,.... As he did before, Numbers 23:5.

and said, go again unto Balak, and say thus; the words which are expressed in Numbers 23:18. 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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