Numbers 22:9
New International Version
God came to Balaam and asked, "Who are these men with you?"

New Living Translation
That night God came to Balaam and asked him, “Who are these men visiting you?”

English Standard Version
And God came to Balaam and said, “Who are these men with you?”

Berean Study Bible
Then God came to Balaam and asked, “Who are these men with you?”

New American Standard Bible
Then God came to Balaam and said, "Who are these men with you?"

New King James Version
Then God came to Balaam and said, “Who are these men with you?”

King James Bible
And God came unto Balaam, and said, What men are these with thee?

Christian Standard Bible
Then God came to Balaam and asked, "Who are these men with you?"

Contemporary English Version
During the night, God asked Balaam, "Who are these people at your house?"

Good News Translation
God came to Balaam and asked, "Who are these people that are staying with you?"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then God came to Balaam and asked, "Who are these men with you?"

International Standard Version
God visited Balaam and asked him, "Who are these men with you?"

NET Bible
And God came to Balaam and said, "Who are these men with you?"

New Heart English Bible
And God came to Balaam, and said, "Who are these men with you?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God came to Balaam and asked, "Who are these men with you?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And God came unto Balaam, and said: 'What men are these with thee?'

New American Standard 1977
Then God came to Balaam and said, “Who are these men with you?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And God came unto Balaam and said, Who are these men with thee?

King James 2000 Bible
And God came unto Balaam, and said, What men are these with you?

American King James Version
And God came to Balaam, and said, What men are these with you?

American Standard Version
And God came unto Balaam, and said, What men are these with thee?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And God came to Balaam, and said to him, Who are these men with thee?

Douay-Rheims Bible
What mean these men that are with thee?

Darby Bible Translation
And God came to Balaam, and said, Who are these men with thee?

English Revised Version
And God came unto Balaam, and said, What men are these with thee?

Webster's Bible Translation
And God came to Balaam, and said, What men are these with thee?

World English Bible
God came to Balaam, and said, "Who are these men with you?"

Young's Literal Translation
And God cometh in unto Balaam, and saith, 'Who are these men with thee?'
Study Bible
Balak Summons Balaam
8“Spend the night here,” Balaam replied, “and I will give you the answer that the LORD speaks to me.” So the princes of Moab stayed with Balaam. 9Then God came to Balaam and asked, “Who are these men with you?” 10And Balaam said to God, “Balak son of Zippor, king of Moab, sent me this message:…
Cross References
Genesis 20:3
One night, however, God came to Abimelech in a dream and told him, "You are as good as dead because of the woman you have taken, for she is a married woman."

Numbers 22:8
"Spend the night here," Balaam replied, "and I will give you the answer that the LORD speaks to me." So the princes of Moab stayed with Balaam.

Numbers 22:10
And Balaam said to God, "Balak son of Zippor, king of Moab, sent me this message:

Treasury of Scripture

And God came to Balaam, and said, What men are these with you?

God

Numbers 23:20
Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it.

Genesis 20:3
But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she is a man's wife.

Genesis 31:24
And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said unto him, Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

what men

Genesis 3:9-11
And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? …

Genesis 4:9
And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?

Genesis 16:8
And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.







Lexicon
Then God
אֱלֹהִ֖ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

came
וַיָּבֹ֥א (way·yā·ḇō)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
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 asked,
וַיֹּ֕אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“Who
מִ֛י (mî)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

are these
הָאֵ֖לֶּה (hā·’êl·leh)
Article | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 428: These, those

men
הָאֲנָשִׁ֥ים (hā·’ă·nā·šîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 582: Man, mankind

with you?”
עִמָּֽךְ׃ (‘im·māḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with
(9) What men are these with thee?--This inquiry, like that addressed to Elijah, "What doest thou here?" (1Kings 19:9), or that to Hezekiah, "What said these men? and from whence came they unto thee?" and "What have they seen in thine house?" (Isaiah 39:3-4) was calculated to arouse the slumbering conscience of Balaam, and to open his eyes to a perception of his sin and of his danger.

22:1-14 The king of Moab formed a plan to get the people of Israel cursed; that is, to set God against them, who had hitherto fought for them. He had a false notion, that if he could get some prophet to pray for evil upon them, and to pronounce a blessing upon himself and his forces, that then he should be able to deal with them. None had so great a reputation as Balaam; and Balak will employ him, though he send a great way for him. It is not known whether the Lord had ever spoken to Balaam, or by him, before this; though it is probable he had, and it is certain he did afterwards. Yet we have abundant proof that he lived and died a wicked man, an enemy to God and his people. And the curse shall not come upon us if there is not a cause, even though men utter it. To prevail with Balaam, they took the wages of unrighteousness, but God laid restraint upon Balaam, forbidding him to curse Israel. Balaam was no stranger to Israel's cause; so that he ought to have answered the messengers at once, that he would never curse a people whom God had blessed; but he takes a night's time to consider what he should do. When we parley with temptations, we are in great danger of being overcome. Balaam was not faithful in returning God's answer to the messengers. Those are a fair mark for Satan's temptation, who lessen Divine restraints; as if to go against God's law were only to go without his leave. The messengers also are not faithful in returning Balaam's answer to Balak. Thus many are abused by the flatteries of those about them, and are prevented from seeing their own faults and follies.
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