New Living Translation
The LORD gave Balaam a message for King Balak. Then he said, "Go back to Balak and give him my message."
King James Bible
And the LORD put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said, Return unto Balak, and thus thou shalt speak.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said, Return to Balak, and thus shalt thou speak.
World English Bible
Yahweh put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said, "Return to Balak, and thus you shall speak."
Young's Literal Translation
and Jehovah putteth a word in the mouth of Balaam, and saith, 'Turn back unto Balak, and thus thou dost speak.'
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Talk to him, and put the words in his mouth. I will be with both of you as you speak, and I will instruct you both in what to do.
That night God came to Balaam and told him, "Since these men have come for you, get up and go with them. But do only what I tell you to do."
and God met him there. Balaam said to him, "I have prepared seven altars and have sacrificed a young bull and a ram on each altar."
So Balaam returned and found the king standing beside his burnt offerings with all the officials of Moab.
I will raise up a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites. I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell the people everything I command him.
Then the LORD reached out and touched my mouth and said, "Look, I have put my words in your mouth!
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