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

New Living Translation
They went to Balaam and delivered this message to him: “This is what Balak son of Zippor says: Please don’t let anything stop you from coming to help me.

English Standard Version
And they came to Balaam and said to him, “Thus says Balak the son of Zippor: ‘Let nothing hinder you from coming to me,

Berean Study Bible
They came to Balaam and said, “This is what Balak son of Zippor says: ‘Please let nothing hinder you from coming to me,

King James Bible
And they came to Balaam, and said to him, Thus saith Balak the son of Zippor, Let nothing, I pray thee, hinder thee from coming unto me:

New King James Version
And they came to Balaam and said to him, “Thus says Balak the son of Zippor: ‘Please let nothing hinder you from coming to me;

New American Standard Bible
They came to Balaam and said to him, “This is what Balak the son of Zippor says: ‘I beg you, let nothing keep you from coming to me;

NASB 1995
They came to Balaam and said to him, “Thus says Balak the son of Zippor, ‘Let nothing, I beg you, hinder you from coming to me;

NASB 1977
And they came to Balaam and said to him, “Thus says Balak the son of Zippor, ‘Let nothing, I beg you, hinder you from coming to me;

Amplified Bible
They came to Balaam, and said to him, “Thus says Balak the son of Zippor, ‘I beg you, let nothing hinder you from coming to me.

Christian Standard Bible
They came to Balaam and said to him, “This is what Balak son of Zippor says: ‘Let nothing keep you from coming to me,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They came to Balaam and said to him, “This is what Balak son of Zippor says: ‘Let nothing keep you from coming to me,

American Standard Version
And they came to Balaam, and said to him, Thus saith Balak the son of Zippor, Let nothing, I pray thee, hinder thee from coming unto me:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they came to Balaam and they said to him: “Thus says Balaq, son of Tsephor, ‘Do not refrain to come to me,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they came to Balaam, and they say to him, Thus says Balac the son of Sepphor: I beseech thee, delay not to come to me.

Contemporary English Version
They went to Balaam and told him that Balak had said, "Balaam, if you come to Moab,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who, when they were come to Balaam, said: Thus saith Balac the son of Sephor, Delay not to come to me:

English Revised Version
And they came to Balaam, and said to him, Thus saith Balak the son of Zippor, Let nothing, I pray thee, hinder thee from coming unto me:

Good News Translation
They went to Balaam and gave him this message from Balak: "Please don't let anything prevent you from coming to me!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When they came to Balaam, they said to him, "This is what Balak, son of Zippor, says: Don't let anything keep you from coming to me.

International Standard Version
who approached Balaam with this message: "This is what Zippor's son Balak says: 'Don't let anything get in the way of your coming to me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they came to Balaam, and said to him: 'Thus saith Balak the son of Zippor: Let nothing, I pray thee, hinder thee from coming unto me;

Literal Standard Version
and they come to Balaam and say to him, “Thus said Balak son of Zippor: Please do not be withheld from coming to me,

NET Bible
And they came to Balaam and said to him, "Thus says Balak son of Zippor: 'Please do not let anything hinder you from coming to me.

New Heart English Bible
They came to Balaam, and said to him, "Thus says Balak the son of Zippor, 'Please let nothing hinder you from coming to me:

World English Bible
They came to Balaam, and said to him, "Thus says Balak the son of Zippor, 'Please let nothing hinder you from coming to me:

Young's Literal Translation
and they come in unto Balaam, and say to him, 'Thus said Balak son of Zippor, Be not, I pray thee, withheld from coming unto me,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Balak Summons Balaam
15Then Balak sent other princes, more numerous and more distinguished than the first messengers. 16They came to Balaam and said, “This is what Balak son of Zippor says: ‘Please let nothing hinder you from coming to me, 17for I will honor you richly and do whatever you say. So please come and put a curse on this people for me!’ ”…

Cross References
Numbers 22:15
Then Balak sent other princes, more numerous and more distinguished than the first messengers.

Numbers 22:17
for I will honor you richly and do whatever you say. So please come and put a curse on this people for me!'"


Treasury of Scripture

And they came to Balaam, and said to him, Thus said Balak the son of Zippor, Let nothing, I pray you, hinder you from coming to me:

let nothing.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
They came
וַיָּבֹ֖אוּ (way·yā·ḇō·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

Balaam
בִּלְעָ֑ם (bil·‘ām)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1109: Balaam -- a prophet

and said,
וַיֹּ֣אמְרוּ (way·yō·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“This is what
כֹּ֤ה (kōh)
Adverb
Strong's 3541: Like this, thus, here, now

Balak
בָּלָ֣ק (bā·lāq)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1111: Balak -- 'devastator', a Moabite king

son
בֶּן־ (ben-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of Zippor
צִפּ֔וֹר (ṣip·pō·wr)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 6834: Zippor -- 'bird', father of Balak

says:
אָמַר֙ (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

‘Please
נָ֥א (nā)
Interjection
Strong's 4994: I pray', 'now', 'then'

let nothing
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

hinder
תִמָּנַ֖ע (ṯim·mā·na‘)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 4513: To debar, from benefit, injury

you from coming
מֵהֲלֹ֥ךְ (mê·hă·lōḵ)
Preposition-m | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

to me,
אֵלָֽי׃ (’ê·lāy)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to


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