New International Version
Then he spoke his message: "Arise, Balak, and listen; hear me, son of Zippor.
King James Bible
And he took up his parable, and said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; hearken unto me, thou son of Zippor:
Darby Bible Translation
Then he took up his parable and said, Rise up, Balak, and hear! hearken unto me, son of Zippor!
World English Bible
He took up his parable, and said, "Rise up, Balak, and hear! Listen to me, you son of Zippor.
Young's Literal Translation
And he taketh up his simile, and saith: 'Rise, Balak, and hear; Give ear unto me, son of Zippor!
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
What hath the Lord spoken? - Balak himself now understood that Balaam was wholly under the influence of Jehovah, and would say nothing but what God commanded him; but not knowing Jehovah as Balaam did, he hoped that he might be induced to change his mind, and curse a people whom he had hitherto determined to bless.
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'... Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his!'--NUM. xxiii. 10. '... Balaam also the son of Beor they slew with the sword.'--NUM. xiii. 8. Ponder these two pictures. Take the first scene. A prophet, who knows God and His will, is standing on the mountain top, and as he looks down over the valley beneath him, with its acacia-trees and swift river, there spread the tents of Israel. He sees them, and knows that they are 'a people whom the Lord hath blessed.' Brought there …
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So he went to him and found him standing beside his offering, with the Moabite officials. Balak asked him, "What did the LORD say?"
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