Numbers 24:23
New International Version
Then he spoke his message: "Alas! Who can live when God does this?

New Living Translation
Balaam concluded his messages by saying: “Alas, who can survive unless God has willed it?

English Standard Version
And he took up his discourse and said, “Alas, who shall live when God does this?

Berean Study Bible
Once more Balaam lifted up an oracle, saying: “Ah, who can live unless God has ordained it?

New American Standard Bible
Then he took up his discourse and said, "Alas, who can live except God has ordained it?

New King James Version
Then he took up his oracle and said: “Alas! Who shall live when God does this?

King James Bible
And he took up his parable, and said, Alas, who shall live when God doeth this!

Christian Standard Bible
Once more he proclaimed his poem: Ah, who can live when God does this?

Contemporary English Version
"No one can survive if God plans destruction.

Good News Translation
Balaam uttered this prophecy: "Who are these people gathering in the north?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Once more he proclaimed his poem: Ah, who can live when God does this?

International Standard Version
Finally, he uttered this prophetic statement: "Ah, who can live, unless God makes it happen?

NET Bible
Then he uttered this oracle: "O, who will survive when God does this!

New Heart English Bible
He took up his parable, and said, "Alas, who shall live when God does this?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He delivered this message: "Oh no! Who will live when God decides to do this?

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he took up his parable, and said: Alas, who shall live after God hath appointed him?

New American Standard 1977
And he took up his discourse and said, “Alas, who can live except God has ordained it?

King James 2000 Bible
And he took up his oracle, and said, Alas, who shall live when God does this!

American King James Version
And he took up his parable, and said, Alas, who shall live when God does this!

American Standard Version
And he took up his parable, and said, Alas, who shall live when God doeth this?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he looked upon Og, and took up his parable and said, Oh, oh, who shall live, when God shall do these things?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And taking up his parable, again he said: Alas, who shall live when God shall do these things?

Darby Bible Translation
And he took up his parable, and said, Alas! Who shall live when God doeth this?

English Revised Version
And he took up his parable, and said, Alas, who shall live when God doeth this?

Webster's Bible Translation
And he took up his parable, and said, Alas, who shall live when God doeth this!

World English Bible
He took up his parable, and said, "Alas, who shall live when God does this?

Young's Literal Translation
And he taketh up his simile, and saith: 'Alas! who doth live when God doth this?
Study Bible
Balaam's Final Three Oracles
22Yet Kain will be destroyed when Asshur takes you captive.” 23Once more Balaam lifted up an oracle, saying: “Ah, who can live unless God has ordained it? 24Ships will come from the coasts of Cyprus; they will subdue Asshur and Eber, but they too will perish forever.”…
Cross References
Numbers 24:22
Yet Kain will be destroyed when Asshur takes you captive."

Numbers 24:24
Ships will come from the coast of Kittim; they will subdue Asshur and Eber, but they too will perish forever."

Treasury of Scripture

And he took up his parable, and said, Alas, who shall live when God does this!

Chittim

Genesis 10:4
And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.

Isaiah 23:1
The burden of Tyre. Howl, ye ships of Tarshish; for it is laid waste, so that there is no house, no entering in: from the land of Chittim it is revealed to them.

Daniel 7:19,20
Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet; …

and shall afflict Eber

Genesis 10:21-25
Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to him were children born…

Genesis 14:13
And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram.

Daniel 9:26,27
And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined…

and he also

Daniel 2:35,45
Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth…

Daniel 7:23-26
Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces…

Daniel 11:45
And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.





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

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

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

“Ah,
א֕וֹי (’ō·w)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 188: Lamentation, Oh!

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

can live
יִחְיֶ֖ה (yiḥ·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2421: To live, to revive

unless God
אֵֽל׃ (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

has ordained it?
מִשֻּׂמ֥וֹ (miś·śu·mōw)
Preposition-m | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7760: Put -- to put, place, set
(23) When God doeth this.--These words may be rendered, since (or, from the time that) God sets (or, determines) it (or, this)--quando faciet ista Deus (Vulgate); or, because God determines it (or, this).

Verse 23. - When God doeth this. Literally, "from the settling of it by God." מִשֻּׂמו אֵל, i.e., when God shall bring these terrible things to pass. Septuagint, ὅταν θῇ ταῦτα ὁ θεός. This exclamation refers to the woe which he is about to pronounce, which involved his own people also.
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