New International Version
Balak sacrificed cattle and sheep, and gave some to Balaam and the officials who were with him.
King James Bible
And Balak offered oxen and sheep, and sent to Balaam, and to the princes that were with him.
Darby Bible Translation
And Balak offered oxen and small cattle, and sent to Balaam and to the princes that were with him.
World English Bible
Balak sacrificed cattle and sheep, and sent to Balaam, and to the princes who were with him.
Young's Literal Translation
and Balak sacrificeth oxen and sheep, and sendeth to Balaam, and to the princes who are with him;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And Balak offered oxen, etc. - This was to gain the favor of his gods, and perhaps to propitiate Jehovah, that the end for which he had sent for Balaam might be accomplished.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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
Then Balaam went with Balak to Kiriath Huzoth.
The next morning Balak took Balaam up to Bamoth Baal, and from there he could see the outskirts of the Israelite camp.
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