New American Standard Bible
He took up his discourse and said, "From Aram Balak has brought me, Moab's king from the mountains of the East, 'Come curse Jacob for me, And come, denounce Israel!'
King James Bible
And he took up his parable, and said, Balak the king of Moab hath brought me from Aram, out of the mountains of the east, saying, Come, curse me Jacob, and come, defy Israel.
Darby Bible Translation
And he took up his parable, and said, Balak the king of Moab hath brought me from Aram, from the mountains of the east: Come, curse me Jacob, and come, denounce Israel!
World English Bible
He took up his parable, and said, "From Aram has Balak brought me, the king of Moab from the mountains of the East. Come, curse Jacob for me. Come, defy Israel.
Young's Literal Translation
And he taketh up his simile, and saith: 'From Aram he doth lead me -- Balak king of Moab; From mountains of the east: Come -- curse for me Jacob, And come -- be indignant with Israel.
Numbers 23:7 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Aram - Or, "highland." This term denotes the whole elevated region, from the northeastern frontier of Palestine to the Euphrates and the Tigris. The country between these streams was especially designated "Aram-naharaim," or "Aram of the two rivers:" the Greeks called it Mesopotamia; and here, according to Deuteronomy 23:4, was Balaam's home. Compare Numbers 22:5 note.
LibraryBalaam's Wish Num 23:10
John Newton—Olney Hymns
Memoir of John Bunyan
The Unchangeableness of God
So he sent messengers to Balaam the son of Beor, at Pethor, which is near the River, in the land of the sons of his people, to call him, saying, "Behold, a people came out of Egypt; behold, they cover the surface of the land, and they are living opposite me.
"Now, therefore, please come, curse this people for me since they are too mighty for me; perhaps I may be able to defeat them and drive them out of the land. For I know that he whom you bless is blessed, and he whom you curse is cursed."
So he returned to him, and behold, he was standing beside his burnt offering, he and all the leaders of Moab.
because they did not meet you with food and water on the way when you came out of Egypt, and because they hired against you Balaam the son of Beor from Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse you.
And Job again took up his discourse and said,
Jump to PreviousAram Balaam Balak Curse Curses Defy Denounce Discourse East Eastern Execrate Indignant Israel Jacob Lead Moab Moab's Mountains Oracle Parable Simile Uttered Words
Jump to NextAram Balaam Balak Curse Curses Defy Denounce Discourse East Eastern Execrate Indignant Israel Jacob Lead Moab Moab's Mountains Oracle Parable Simile Uttered Words
LinksNumbers 23:7 NIV
Numbers 23:7 NLT
Numbers 23:7 ESV
Numbers 23:7 NASB
Numbers 23:7 KJV
Numbers 23:7 Bible Apps
Numbers 23:7 Biblia Paralela
Numbers 23:7 Chinese Bible
Numbers 23:7 French Bible
Numbers 23:7 German Bible
Numbers 23:7 Commentaries