Numbers 23:18
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New International Version
Then he spoke his message: "Arise, Balak, and listen; hear me, son of Zippor.

New Living Translation
This was the message Balaam delivered: "Rise up, Balak, and listen! Hear me, son of Zippor.

English Standard Version
And Balaam took up his discourse and said, “Rise, Balak, and hear; give ear to me, O son of Zippor:

New American Standard Bible
Then he took up his discourse and said, "Arise, O Balak, and hear; Give ear to me, O son of Zippor!

King James Bible
And he took up his parable, and said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; hearken unto me, thou son of Zippor:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Balaam proclaimed his poem: Balak, get up and listen; son of Zippor, pay attention to what I say!

International Standard Version
In response, Balaam uttered this prophetic statement: "Stand up, Balak, and pay attention! Listen to me, you son of Zippor!

NET Bible
Balaam uttered his oracle, and said, "Rise up, Balak, and hear; Listen to me, son of Zippor:

New Heart English Bible
He took up his parable, and said, "Rise up, Balak, and hear. Listen to me, you son of Zippor.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Balaam delivered this message: "Stand up, Balak, and listen! Hear me, son of Zippor!

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he took up his parable, and said: Arise, Balak, and hear; Give ear unto me, thou son of Zippor:

New American Standard 1977
Then he took up his discourse and said,
            “Arise, O Balak, and hear;
            Give ear to me, O son of Zippor!

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then he took up his parable and said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; hearken unto me, thou son of Zippor:

King James 2000 Bible
And he took up his oracle, and said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; hearken unto me, you son of Zippor:

American King James Version
And he took up his parable, and said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; listen to me, you son of Zippor:

American Standard Version
And he took up his parable, and said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; Hearken unto me, thou son of Zippor:

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he taking up his parable, said: Stand, O Balac, and give ear: hear, thou son of Sephor:

Darby Bible Translation
Then he took up his parable and said, Rise up, Balak, and hear! hearken unto me, son of Zippor!

English Revised Version
And he took up his parable, and said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; Hearken unto me, thou son of Zippor:

Webster's Bible Translation
And he took up his parable, and said, Rise, Balak, and hear; hearken to me, thou son of Zippor:

World English Bible
He took up his parable, and said, "Rise up, Balak, and hear! Listen to me, you son of Zippor.

Young's Literal Translation
And he taketh up his simile, and saith: 'Rise, Balak, and hear; Give ear unto me, son of Zippor!
Study Bible
Balaam's Second Oracle
17He came to him, and behold, he was standing beside his burnt offering, and the leaders of Moab with him. And Balak said to him, "What has the LORD spoken?" 18Then he took up his discourse and said, "Arise, O Balak, and hear; Give ear to me, O son of Zippor! 19"God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?…
Cross References
Numbers 23:17
He came to him, and behold, he was standing beside his burnt offering, and the leaders of Moab with him. And Balak said to him, "What has the LORD spoken?"

Numbers 23:19
"God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?
Treasury of Scripture

And he took up his parable, and said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; listen to me, you son of Zippor:

rise up

Judges 3:20 And Ehud came to him; and he was sitting in a summer parlor, which …

And he took up his parable,.... Pronounced the word put into his mouth:

and said, rise up Balak, and hear; not from his seat, as Eglon a successor of his did, Judges 3:20 for he was now standing by his burnt offering; but the sense is, that he would raise his attention, and stir up himself with all diligence to hear what he was about to say:

hearken unto me, thou son of Zippor; or to his word, as the Targums of Onkelos and Jonathan, which follow. 18, 19. Rise up—As Balak was already standing (Nu 23:17), this expression is equivalent to "now attend to me." The counsels and promises of God respecting Israel are unchangeable; and no attempt to prevail on Him to reverse them will succeed, as they may with a man.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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