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,

New American Standard Bible
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;

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;

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:

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,

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

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!

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,

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.

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:

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.

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;

New American Standard 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;

Jubilee Bible 2000
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;

King James 2000 Bible
And they came to Balaam, and said to him, Thus says Balak the son of Zippor, Let nothing, I pray you, hinder you from coming unto me:

American King James Version
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:

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:

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.

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

Darby Bible Translation
And they came to Balaam, and said to him, Thus says Balak the son of Zippor: Suffer not thyself, I pray thee, to be restrained from coming 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:

Webster's Bible Translation
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 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,
Study Bible
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 these 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 these 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.







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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

to me,
אֵלָֽי׃ (’ê·lāy)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to
22:15-21 A second embassy was sent to Balaam. It were well for us, if we were as earnest and constant in prosecuting a good work, notwithstanding disappointments. Balak laid a bait, not only for Balaam's covetousness, but for his pride and ambition. How earnestly should we beg of God daily to mortify such desires in us! Thus sinners stick at no pains, spare no cost, and care not how low they stoop, to gratify their luxury, or their malice. Shall we then be unwilling to do what is right? God forbid! Balaam's convictions charged him to keep to the command of God; nor could any man have spoken better. But many call God theirs, who are not his, not truly because not only his. There is no judging men by their words; God knows the heart. Balaam's corruptions at the same time inclined him to go contrary to the command. He seemed to refuse the temptation; but he expressed no abhorrence of it. He had a strong desire to accept the offer, and hoped that God might give him leave to go. He had already been told what the will of God was. It is a certain evidence of the ruling of corruption in the heart, to beg leave to sin. God gave Balaam up to his own heart's lusts. As God sometimes denies the prayers of his people in love, so sometimes he grants the desires of the wicked in wrath.
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