Joshua 24:10
New International Version
But I would not listen to Balaam, so he blessed you again and again, and I delivered you out of his hand.

New Living Translation
but I would not listen to him. Instead, I made Balaam bless you, and so I rescued you from Balak.

English Standard Version
but I would not listen to Balaam. Indeed, he blessed you. So I delivered you out of his hand.

Berean Study Bible
but I would not listen to Balaam. So he blessed you again and again, and I delivered you from his hand.

New American Standard Bible
'But I was not willing to listen to Balaam. So he had to bless you, and I delivered you from his hand.

King James Bible
But I would not hearken unto Balaam; therefore he blessed you still: so I delivered you out of his hand.

Christian Standard Bible
but I would not listen to Balaam. Instead, he repeatedly blessed you, and I rescued you from him.

Contemporary English Version
But I wouldn't listen to Balaam, and I rescued you by making him bless you instead of curse you.

Good News Translation
But I would not listen to Balaam, so he blessed you, and in this way I rescued you from Balak.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
but I would not listen to Balaam. Instead, he repeatedly blessed you, and I delivered you from his hand."

International Standard Version
But I wasn't willing to listen to Balaam. So he had to bless you, and I delivered you from his control.

NET Bible
I refused to respond to Balaam; he kept prophesying good things about you, and I rescued you from his power.

New Heart English Bible
but I would not listen to Balaam; therefore he blessed you still. So I delivered you out of his hand.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But I refused to listen to Balaam. All he could do was bless you. So I saved you from his power.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But I would not hearken unto Balaam; therefore he even blessed you; so I delivered you out of his hand.

New American Standard 1977
‘But I was not willing to listen to Balaam. So he had to bless you, and I delivered you from his hand.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But I would not hearken unto Balaam; to the contrary, he blessed you repeatedly, and I delivered you out of his hand.

King James 2000 Bible
But I would not hearken unto Balaam; therefore he blessed you still: so I delivered you out of his hand.

American King James Version
But I would not listen to Balaam; therefore he blessed you still: so I delivered you out of his hand.

American Standard Version
but I would not hearken unto Balaam; therefore he blessed you still: so I delivered you out of his hand.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But the Lord thy God would not destroy thee; and he greatly blessed us, and rescued us out of their hands, and delivered them to us.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I would not hear him, but on the contrary I blessed you by him, and I delivered you out of his hand.

Darby Bible Translation
but I would not hearken unto Balaam, and he blessed you expressly, and I delivered you out of his hand.

English Revised Version
but I would not hearken unto Balaam; therefore he blessed you still: so I delivered you out of his hand.

Webster's Bible Translation
But I would not hearken to Balaam; therefore he blessed you still: so I delivered you out of his hand.

World English Bible
but I would not listen to Balaam; therefore he blessed you still. So I delivered you out of his hand.

Young's Literal Translation
and I have not been willing to hearken to Balaam, and he doth greatly bless you, and I deliver you out of his hand.
Study Bible
Joshua Reviews Israel's History
9Then Balak son of Zippor, the king of Moab, set out to fight against Israel. He sent for Balaam son of Beor to curse you, 10but I would not listen to Balaam. So he blessed you again and again, and I delivered you from his hand. 11After this, you crossed the Jordan and came to Jericho. The people of Jericho fought against you, as did the Amorites, Perizzites, Canaanites, Hittites, Girgashites, Hivites, and Jebusites, and I delivered them into your hands.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 23:5
Yet the LORD your God would not listen to Balaam, and the LORD turned the curse into a blessing for you, because the LORD your God loves you.

Joshua 24:11
After this, you crossed the Jordan and came to Jericho. The people of Jericho fought against you, as did the Amorites, Perizzites, Canaanites, Hittites, Girgashites, Hivites, and Jebusites, and I delivered them into your hands.

Treasury of Scripture

But I would not listen to Balaam; therefore he blessed you still: so I delivered you out of his hand.

Numbers 22:11,12,18-20,35
Behold, there is a people come out of Egypt, which covereth the face of the earth: come now, curse me them; peradventure I shall be able to overcome them, and drive them out…

Numbers 23:3-12,15-26
And Balaam said unto Balak, Stand by thy burnt offering, and I will go: peradventure the LORD will come to meet me: and whatsoever he sheweth me I will tell thee. And he went to an high place…

Numbers 24:5-10
How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, and thy tabernacles, O Israel! …







Lexicon
but I would
אָבִ֖יתִי (’ā·ḇî·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 14: To breathe after, to be acquiescent

not
וְלֹ֥א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

listen
לִשְׁמֹ֣עַ (liš·mō·a‘)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

to Balaam.
לְבִלְעָ֑ם (lə·ḇil·‘ām)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1109: Balaam -- a prophet

So he blessed you
וַיְבָ֤רֶךְ (way·ḇā·reḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse

again and again,
בָּרוֹךְ֙ (bā·rō·wḵ)
Verb - Piel - Infinitive absolute
Strong's Hebrew 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse

and I delivered
וָאַצִּ֥ל (wā·’aṣ·ṣil)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5337: To strip, plunder, deliver oneself, be delivered, snatch away, deliver

you
אֶתְכֶ֖ם (’eṯ·ḵem)
Direct object marker | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

from his hand.
מִיָּדֽוֹ׃ (mî·yā·ḏōw)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand
Verse 10. - But I would not. The Hebrew shows that this is not simply the conditional form of the verb, but that it means I willed not. It was God's "determinate purpose" that Israel should not be accursed. Blessed yon still. Rather, perhaps, blessed you emphatically. And I delivered you out of his hand. Both here and in the narrative in Numbers 22-30, it is implied that Balaam's curse had power if he were permitted by God to pronounce it. Wicked as be was, he was regarded as a prophet of the Lord. There is not the slightest shadow of difference between the view of Balaam presented to us in this short paragraph and that in which he appears to us in the more expanded narrative of Moses. 24:1-14 We must never think our work for God done, till our life is done. If he lengthen out our days beyond what we expected, like those of Joshua, it is because he has some further service for us to do. He who aims at the same mind which was in Christ Jesus, will glory in bearing the last testimony to his Saviour's goodness, and in telling to all around, the obligations with which the unmerited goodness of God has bound him. The assembly came together in a solemn religious manner. Joshua spake to them in God's name, and as from him. His sermon consists of doctrine and application. The doctrinal part is a history of the great things God had done for his people, and for their fathers before them. The application of this history of God's mercies to them, is an exhortation to fear and serve God, in gratitude for his favour, and that it might be continued.
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