Numbers 22:15
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New International Version
Then Balak sent other officials, more numerous and more distinguished than the first.

King James Bible
And Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honourable than they.

Darby Bible Translation
Then sent Balak yet again princes, more, and more honourable than they.

World English Bible
Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honorable than they.

Young's Literal Translation
And Balak addeth yet to send princes, more numerous and honoured than these,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Balaam refuseth to come with us - "Observe," says Mr. Ainsworth, "Satan's practice against God's word, seeking to lessen the same, and that from hand to hand, till he bring it to naught. Balaam told the princes less than God told him, and they relate to Balak less than Balaam told them; so that when the answer came to the king of Moab, it was not the word of God, but the word of man; it was simply, Balaam refuseth to come, without ever intimating that God had forbidden him." But in this Balaam is not to blame; he told the messengers in the most positive manner, Jehovah refuseth to give me leave to go with you, Numbers 22:13; and more explicit he could not be.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Numbers 22:7,8 And the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the rewards of divination in their hand; and they came to Balaam...

Acts 10:7,8 And when the angel which spoke to Cornelius was departed, he called two of his household servants...

He sent messengers therefore unto Balaam the son of Beor to Pethor, which is by the river of the land of the children of his people, to call him, saying, Behold there is a people come out from Egypt: behold, they cover the face of the earth, and they abide over against me.'--NUM. xxii. 6. Give a general outline of the history. See Bishop Butler's great sermon. I. How much knowledge and love of good there may be in a bad man. Balaam was a prophet: (a) He knew something of the divine character,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Sovereignty and Human Responsibility
"So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God" (Rom. 14:12). In our last chapter we considered at some length the much debated and difficult question of the human will. We have shown that the will of the natural man is neither Sovereign nor free but, instead, a servant and slave. We have argued that a right conception of the sinner's will-its servitude-is essential to a just estimate of his depravity and ruin. The utter corruption and degradation of human nature is something which
Arthur W. Pink—The Sovereignty of God

Cross References
Numbers 22:14
So the Moabite officials returned to Balak and said, "Balaam refused to come with us."

Numbers 22:16
They came to Balaam and said: "This is what Balak son of Zippor says: Do not let anything keep you from coming to me,

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