Numbers 23:2
New International Version
Balak did as Balaam said, and the two of them offered a bull and a ram on each altar.

New Living Translation
Balak followed his instructions, and the two of them sacrificed a young bull and a ram on each altar.

English Standard Version
Balak did as Balaam had said. And Balak and Balaam offered on each altar a bull and a ram.

Berean Study Bible
So Balak did as Balaam had instructed, and Balak and Balaam offered a bull and a ram on each altar.

King James Bible
And Balak did as Balaam had spoken; and Balak and Balaam offered on every altar a bullock and a ram.

New King James Version
And Balak did just as Balaam had spoken, and Balak and Balaam offered a bull and a ram on each altar.

New American Standard Bible
Balak did just as Balaam had spoken, and Balak and Balaam offered up a bull and a ram on each altar.

NASB 1995
Balak did just as Balaam had spoken, and Balak and Balaam offered up a bull and a ram on each altar.

NASB 1977
And Balak did just as Balaam had spoken, and Balak and Balaam offered up a bull and a ram on each altar.

Amplified Bible
Balak did just as Balaam had said, and Balak and Balaam offered a bull and a ram on each altar.

Christian Standard Bible
So Balak did as Balaam directed, and they offered a bull and a ram on each altar.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Balak did as Balaam directed, and they offered a bull and a ram on each altar.

American Standard Version
And Balak did as Balaam had spoken; and Balak and Balaam offered on every altar a bullock and a ram.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Balaq did as Balaam said to him and Balaam and Balaq offered up bulls and rams on the altar.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Balac did as Balaam told him; and he offered up a calf and a ram on every altar.

Contemporary English Version
After Balak had done this, they sacrificed a bull and a ram on each altar.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he had done according to the word of Balaam, they laid together a calf and a ram upon every altar.

English Revised Version
And Balak did as Balaam had spoken; and Balak and Balaam offered on every altar a bullock and a ram.

Good News Translation
Balak did as he was told, and he and Balaam offered a bull and a ram on each altar.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Balak did what Balaam told him, and the two of them offered a bull and a ram on each altar.

International Standard Version
So Balak did just as Balaam instructed. Balak and Balaam offered a bull and a ram on each altar.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Balak did as Balaam had spoken; and Balak and Balaam offered on every altar a bullock and a ram.

Literal Standard Version
And Balak does as Balaam has spoken, and Balak—Balaam also—offers a bullock and a ram on the altar,

NET Bible
So Balak did just as Balaam had said. Balak and Balaam then offered on each altar a bull and a ram.

New Heart English Bible
Balak did as Balaam had spoken; and Balak and Balaam offered on every altar a bull and a ram.

World English Bible
Balak did as Balaam had spoken; and Balak and Balaam offered on every altar a bull and a ram.

Young's Literal Translation
And Balak doth as Balaam hath spoken, and Balak -- Balaam also -- offereth a bullock and a ram on the altar,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Balaam's First Oracle
1Then Balaam said to Balak, “Build for me seven altars here, and prepare for me seven bulls and seven rams.” 2So Balak did as Balaam had instructed, and Balak and Balaam offered a bull and a ram on each altar. 3“Stay here by your burnt offering while I am gone,” Balaam said to Balak. “Perhaps the LORD will meet with me. And whatever He reveals to me, I will tell you.” So Balaam went off to a barren height,…

Cross References
Numbers 23:1
Then Balaam said to Balak, "Build for me seven altars here, and prepare for me seven bulls and seven rams."

Numbers 23:3
"Stay here by your burnt offering while I am gone," Balaam said to Balak. "Perhaps the LORD will meet with me. And whatever He reveals to me, I will tell you." So Balaam went off to a barren height,

Ezekiel 45:23
Each day during the seven days of the feast, he shall provide seven bulls and seven rams without blemish as a burnt offering to the LORD, along with a male goat for a sin offering.


Treasury of Scripture

And Balak did as Balaam had spoken; and Balak and Balaam offered on every altar a bullock and a ram.

offered

Numbers 23:14,30
And he brought him into the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered a bullock and a ram on every altar…









(2) And Balak and Balaam offered.--It is more probable that Balak, as a king, performed priestly functions than that Balaam performed them alone. (See Note on Numbers 22:40.)



Parallel Commentaries ...


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

did
וַיַּ֣עַשׂ (way·ya·‘aś)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

as
כַּאֲשֶׁ֖ר (ka·’ă·šer)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

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

had directed,
דִּבֶּ֣ר (dib·ber)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

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

and Balaam
וּבִלְעָ֛ם (ū·ḇil·‘ām)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1109: Balaam -- a prophet

offered
וַיַּ֨עַל (way·ya·‘al)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5927: To ascend, in, actively

a bull
פָּ֥ר (pār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6499: Young bull, steer

and a ram
וָאַ֖יִל (wā·’a·yil)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 352: Strength, strong, a chief, a ram, a pilaster, an oak, strong tree

on each altar.
בַּמִּזְבֵּֽחַ׃ (bam·miz·bê·aḥ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4196: An altar


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