Numbers 24:5
New International Version
“How beautiful are your tents, Jacob, your dwelling places, Israel!

New Living Translation
How beautiful are your tents, O Jacob; how lovely are your homes, O Israel!

English Standard Version
How lovely are your tents, O Jacob, your encampments, O Israel!

Berean Study Bible
How lovely are your tents, O Jacob, your dwellings, O Israel!

King James Bible
How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, and thy tabernacles, O Israel!

New King James Version
“How lovely are your tents, O Jacob! Your dwellings, O Israel!

New American Standard Bible
How pleasant are your tents, Jacob, Your dwelling places, Israel!

NASB 1995
How fair are your tents, O Jacob, Your dwellings, O Israel!

NASB 1977
How fair are your tents, O Jacob, Your dwellings, O Israel!

Amplified Bible
How fair are your tents, O Jacob, And your tabernacles, O Israel!

Christian Standard Bible
How beautiful are your tents, Jacob, your dwellings, Israel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
How beautiful are your tents, Jacob, your dwellings, Israel.

American Standard Version
How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, Thy tabernacles, O Israel!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“How beautiful your Tabernacle, Yaquuv, and your tents, Israel!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
How goodly are thy habitations, Jacob, and thy tents, Israel!

Contemporary English Version
"People of Israel, your camp is lovely.

Douay-Rheims Bible
How beautiful are thy tabernacles, O Jacob, and thy tents, O Israel!

English Revised Version
How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, Thy tabernacles, O Israel!

Good News Translation
The tents of Israel are beautiful,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
How beautiful are your tents, Jacob, and the places where you live, Israel.

International Standard Version
Jacob, your tents are so fine, as well as your dwelling places, O Israel!

JPS Tanakh 1917
How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, Thy dwellings, O Israel!

Literal Standard Version
How good have been your tents, O Jacob, Your dwelling places, O Israel;

NET Bible
How beautiful are your tents, O Jacob, and your dwelling places, O Israel!

New Heart English Bible
How goodly are your tents, Jacob, and your tents, Israel.

World English Bible
How goodly are your tents, Jacob, and your tents, Israel!

Young's Literal Translation
How good have been thy tents, O Jacob, Thy tabernacles, O Israel;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Balaam's Third Oracle
4the prophecy of one who hears the words of God, who sees a vision from the Almighty, who bows down with eyes wide open: 5How lovely are your tents, O Jacob, your dwellings, O Israel! 6They spread out like palm groves, like gardens beside a stream, like aloes the LORD has planted, like cedars beside the waters.…

Cross References
Numbers 24:4
the prophecy of one who hears the words of God, who sees a vision from the Almighty, who bows down with eyes wide open:

Numbers 24:6
They spread out like palm groves, like gardens beside a stream, like aloes the LORD has planted, like cedars beside the waters.


Treasury of Scripture

How goodly are your tents, O Jacob, and your tabernacles, O Israel!

as gardens

Genesis 2:8-10
And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed…

Genesis 13:10
And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.

Song of Solomon 4:12-15
A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed…

as the trees.

Psalm 1:3
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

Jeremiah 17:18
Let them be confounded that persecute me, but let not me be confounded: let them be dismayed, but let not me be dismayed: bring upon them the day of evil, and destroy them with double destruction.

which the

Psalm 104:16
The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;

Isaiah 41:19
I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah tree, and the myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the fir tree, and the pine, and the box tree together:

as cedar

Psalm 92:12-14
The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon…

Ezekiel 31:3,4
Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs…

Ezekiel 47:12
And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
How
מַה־ (mah-)
Interrogative
Strong's 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

beautiful
טֹּ֥בוּ (ṭō·ḇū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 2895: To be pleasing or good

are your tents,
אֹהָלֶ֖יךָ (’ō·hā·le·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 168: A tent

O Jacob,
יַעֲקֹ֑ב (ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc

your dwellings,
מִשְׁכְּנֹתֶ֖יךָ (miš·kə·nō·ṯe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 4908: A residence, the Tabernacle

O Israel!
יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc


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