Numbers 24:3
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English Standard Version
and he took up his discourse and said, “The oracle of Balaam the son of Beor, the oracle of the man whose eye is opened,

King James Bible
And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said:

American Standard Version
And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor saith, And the man whose eye was closed saith;

Douay-Rheims Bible
He took up his parable and said: Balaam the son of Beor hath said: The man hath said, whose eye ire stopped up:

English Revised Version
And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor saith, And the man whose eye was closed saith:

Webster's Bible Translation
And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said:

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Balaam's Last Words. - Numbers 23:25-30. Balak was not deterred, however, from making another attempt. At first, indeed, he exclaimed in indignation at these second sayings of Balaam: "Thou shalt neither curse it, nor even bless." The double גּם with לא signifies "neither - nor;" and the rendering, "if thou do not curse it, thou shalt not bless it," must be rejected as untenable. In his vexation at the second failure, he did not want to hear anything more from Balaam. But when he replied again, that he had told him at the very outset that he could do nothing but what God should say to him (cf. Numbers 22:38), he altered his mind, and resolved to conduct Balaam to another place with this hope: "peradventure it will please God that thou mayest curse me them from thence." Clericus observes upon this passage, "It was the opinion of the heathen, that what was not obtained through the first, second, or third victim, might nevertheless be secured through a fourth;" and he adduces proofs from Suetonius, Curtius, Gellius, and others.

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saw

Numbers 12:6 And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known to him in a vision...

Genesis 15:12 And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram; and, see, an horror of great darkness fell on him.

Psalm 89:19 Then you spoke in vision to your holy one, and said, I have laid help on one that is mighty...

Daniel 8:26,27 And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true: why shut you up the vision; for it shall be for many days...

Acts 10:10,19 And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance...

Acts 22:17 And it came to pass, that, when I was come again to Jerusalem, even while I prayed in the temple, I was in a trance;

2 Corinthians 12:1-4 It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord...

falling

Numbers 22:31 Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand...

1 Samuel 19:24 And he stripped off his clothes also, and prophesied before Samuel in like manner, and lay down naked all that day and all that night...

Ezekiel 1:28 As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about...

Daniel 8:17,18 So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell on my face: but he said to me, Understand, O son of man...

Daniel 10:15,16 And when he had spoken such words to me, I set my face toward the ground, and I became dumb...

Revelation 1:10,17 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet...

Cross References
Numbers 24:15
And he took up his discourse and said, "The oracle of Balaam the son of Beor, the oracle of the man whose eye is opened,

Numbers 24:16
the oracle of him who hears the words of God, and knows the knowledge of the Most High, who sees the vision of the Almighty, falling down with his eyes uncovered:

Job 29:1
And Job again took up his discourse, and said:

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