Numbers 23:15
New International Version
Balaam said to Balak, “Stay here beside your offering while I meet with him over there.”

New Living Translation
Then Balaam said to the king, “Stand here by your burnt offerings while I go over there to meet the LORD.”

English Standard Version
Balaam said to Balak, “Stand here beside your burnt offering, while I meet the LORD over there.”

Berean Study Bible
Balaam said to Balak, “Stay here beside your burnt offering while I meet the LORD over there.”

King James Bible
And he said unto Balak, Stand here by thy burnt offering, while I meet the LORD yonder.

New King James Version
And he said to Balak, “Stand here by your burnt offering while I meet the LORD over there.”

New American Standard Bible
Then he said to Balak, “Stand here beside your burnt offering while I myself meet the LORD over there.”

NASB 1995
And he said to Balak, “Stand here beside your burnt offering while I myself meet the LORD over there.”

NASB 1977
And he said to Balak, “Stand here beside your burnt offering, while I myself meet the LORD yonder.”

Amplified Bible
Balaam said to Balak, “Stand here beside your burnt offering while I go to meet the LORD over there.”

Christian Standard Bible
Balaam said to Balak, “Stay here by your burnt offering while I seek the LORD over there.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Balaam said to Balak, “Stay here by your burnt offering while I seek the LORD over there.”

American Standard Version
And he said unto Balak, Stand here by thy burnt-offering, while I meet Jehovah yonder.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Balaam said to Balaq: “Arise here with your burnt offerings and I shall come as far as here.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Balaam said to Balac, Stand by thy sacrifice, and I will go to enquire of God.

Contemporary English Version
"Wait here beside your offerings," Balaam said. "The LORD will appear to me over there."

Douay-Rheims Bible
He said to Balac: Stand here by thy burnt offering while I go to meet him.

English Revised Version
And he said unto Balak, Stand here by thy burnt offering, while I meet the LORD yonder.

Good News Translation
Balaam said to Balak, "Stand here by your burnt offering, and I will meet God over there."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Balaam said to Balak, "Stay here beside your burnt offering while I meet with God over there."

International Standard Version
Then he told Balak, "Stand by your offering while I go alone to meet the LORD."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he said unto Balak: 'Stand here by thy burnt-offering, while I go toward a meeting yonder.'

Literal Standard Version
And he says to Balak, “Station yourself here by your burnt-offering, and I meet [Him] there”;

NET Bible
And Balaam said to Balak, "Station yourself here by your burnt offering, while I meet the LORD there.

New Heart English Bible
He said to Balak, "Station yourself here by your burnt offering, while I meet over there."

World English Bible
He said to Balak, "Stand here by your burnt offering, while I meet [Yahweh] yonder."

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith unto Balak, 'Station thyself here by thy burnt-offering, and I -- I meet Him there;'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Balaam's Second Oracle
14So Balak took him to the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, where he built seven altars and offered a bull and a ram on each altar. 15Balaam said to Balak, “Stay here beside your burnt offering while I meet the LORD over there.” 16And the LORD met with Balaam and put a message in his mouth, saying, “Return to Balak and speak what I tell you.”…

Cross References
Numbers 23:14
So Balak took him to the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, where he built seven altars and offered a bull and a ram on each altar.

Numbers 23:16
And the LORD met with Balaam and put a message in his mouth, saying, "Return to Balak and speak what I tell you."


Treasury of Scripture

And he said to Balak, Stand here by your burnt offering, while I meet the LORD yonder.

Numbers 23:3
And Balaam said unto Balak, Stand by thy burnt offering, and I will go: peradventure the LORD will come to meet me: and whatsoever he sheweth me I will tell thee. And he went to an high place.

Numbers 22:8
And he said unto them, Lodge here this night, and I will bring you word again, as the LORD shall speak unto me: and the princes of Moab abode with Balaam.









Verse 15. - While I meet the Lord yonder. Rather, "and I will go and meet thus." וְאָנֹכִי אִקָּרֶה כֹּה. Balaam does not say whom or what he is going to meet, but from the use of the same term in chapter 24. I it is evident that he employed the language of soothsayers looking for auguries. He may have spoken vaguely on purpose, because he was in truth acting a part with Balak.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Balaam said
וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

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

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

“Stay
הִתְיַצֵּ֥ב (hiṯ·yaṣ·ṣêḇ)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 3320: To set or station oneself, take one's stand

here
כֹּ֖ה (kōh)
Adverb
Strong's 3541: Like this, thus, here, now

beside
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

your burnt offering
עֹלָתֶ֑ךָ (‘ō·lā·ṯe·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5930: Whole burnt offering

while I
וְאָנֹכִ֖י (wə·’ā·nō·ḵî)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 595: I

meet [the LORD]
אִקָּ֥רֶה (’iq·qā·reh)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7136: To light upon, to bring about, to impose timbers

over there.”
כֹּֽה׃ (kōh)
Adverb
Strong's 3541: Like this, thus, here, now


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