Numbers 23:18
New International Version
Then he spoke his message: “Arise, Balak, and listen; hear me, son of Zippor.

New Living Translation
This was the message Balaam delivered: “Rise up, Balak, and listen! Hear me, son of Zippor.

English Standard Version
And Balaam took up his discourse and said, “Rise, Balak, and hear; give ear to me, O son of Zippor:

Berean Study Bible
Then Balaam lifted up an oracle, saying: “Arise, O Balak, and listen; give ear to me, O son of Zippor.

King James Bible
And he took up his parable, and said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; hearken unto me, thou son of Zippor:

New King James Version
Then he took up his oracle and said: “Rise up, Balak, and hear! Listen to me, son of Zippor!

New American Standard Bible
Then he took up his discourse and said, “Arise, Balak, and hear; Listen to me, son of Zippor!

NASB 1995
Then he took up his discourse and said, “Arise, O Balak, and hear; Give ear to me, O son of Zippor!

NASB 1977
Then he took up his discourse and said, “Arise, O Balak, and hear; Give ear to me, O son of Zippor!

Amplified Bible
Balaam took up his [second] discourse (oracle) and said: “Rise up, O Balak, and hear; Listen [closely] to me, son of Zippor.

Christian Standard Bible
Balaam proclaimed his poem: Balak, get up and listen; son of Zippor, pay attention to what I say!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Balaam proclaimed his poem: Balak, get up and listen; son of Zippor, pay attention to what I say!

American Standard Version
And he took up his parable, and said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; Hearken unto me, thou son of Zippor:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he lifted up his proverb and said, “Arise, Balaq and hear, and give ear to my testimony, son of Tsephor.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he took up his parable, and said, rise up, Balac, and hear; hearken as a witness, thou son of Sepphor.

Contemporary English Version
Balaam answered: "Pay close attention to my words--

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he taking up his parable, said: Stand, O Balac, and give ear: hear, thou son of Sephor:

English Revised Version
And he took up his parable, and said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; Hearken unto me, thou son of Zippor:

Good News Translation
and Balaam uttered this prophecy: "Come, Balak son of Zippor, And listen to what I have to say.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Balaam delivered this message: "Stand up, Balak, and listen! Hear me, son of Zippor!

International Standard Version
In response, Balaam uttered this prophetic statement: "Stand up, Balak, and pay attention! Listen to me, you son of Zippor!

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he took up his parable, and said: Arise, Balak, and hear; Give ear unto me, thou son of Zippor:

Literal Standard Version
And he takes up his allegory and says: “Rise, Balak, and hear; Give ear to me, son of Zippor!

NET Bible
Balaam uttered his oracle, and said, "Rise up, Balak, and hear; Listen to me, son of Zippor:

New Heart English Bible
He took up his parable, and said, "Rise up, Balak, and hear. Listen to me, you son of Zippor.

World English Bible
He took up his parable, and said, "Rise up, Balak, and hear! Listen to me, you son of Zippor.

Young's Literal Translation
And he taketh up his simile, and saith: 'Rise, Balak, and hear; Give ear unto me, son of Zippor!

Additional Translations ...
Context
Balaam's Second Oracle
17So he returned to Balak, who was standing there by his burnt offering with the princes of Moab. “What did the LORD say?” Balak asked. 18Then Balaam lifted up an oracle, saying: “Arise, O Balak, and listen; give ear to me, O son of Zippor. 19God is not a man, that He should lie, or a son of man, that He should change His mind. Does He speak and not act? Does He promise and not fulfill?…

Cross References
Numbers 23:17
So he returned to Balak, who was standing there by his burnt offering with the princes of Moab. "What did the LORD say?" Balak asked.

Numbers 23:19
God is not a man, that He should lie, or a son of man, that He should change His mind. Does He speak and not act? Does He promise and not fulfill?


Treasury of Scripture

And he took up his parable, and said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; listen to me, you son of Zippor:

rise up

Judges 3:20
And Ehud came unto him; and he was sitting in a summer parlour, which he had for himself alone. And Ehud said, I have a message from God unto thee. And he arose out of his seat.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then Balaam lifted up
וַיִּשָּׂ֥א (way·yiś·śā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5375: To lift, carry, take

an oracle,
מְשָׁל֖וֹ (mə·šā·lōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4912: A pithy maxim, a simile

saying:
וַיֹּאמַ֑ר (way·yō·mar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“Arise,
ק֤וּם (qūm)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

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

and listen;
וּֽשֲׁמָ֔ע (ū·šă·mā‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

give
הַאֲזִ֥ינָה (ha·’ă·zî·nāh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 238: To broaden out the ear, to listen

ear to me,
עָדַ֖י (‘ā·ḏay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

O son
בְּנ֥וֹ (bə·nōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1121: A son

of Zippor.
צִפֹּֽר׃ (ṣip·pōr)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 6834: Zippor -- 'bird', father of Balak


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