Numbers 24:6
New International Version
"Like valleys they spread out, like gardens beside a river, like aloes planted by the LORD, like cedars beside the waters.

New Living Translation
They spread before me like palm groves, like gardens by the riverside. They are like tall trees planted by the LORD, like cedars beside the waters.

English Standard Version
Like palm groves that stretch afar, like gardens beside a river, like aloes that the LORD has planted, like cedar trees beside the waters.

Berean Study Bible
They spread out like palm groves, like gardens beside a stream, like aloes the LORD has planted, like cedars beside the waters.

New American Standard Bible
"Like valleys that stretch out, Like gardens beside the river, Like aloes planted by the LORD, Like cedars beside the waters.

King James Bible
As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river's side, as the trees of lign aloes which the LORD hath planted, and as cedar trees beside the waters.

Christian Standard Bible
They stretch out like river valleys, like gardens beside a stream, like aloes the LORD has planted, like cedars beside the water.

Contemporary English Version
It's like a grove of palm trees or a garden beside a river. You are like tall aloe trees that the LORD has planted, or like cedars growing near water.

Good News Translation
Like long rows of palms Or gardens beside a river, Like aloes planted by the LORD Or cedars beside the water.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They stretch out like river valleys, like gardens beside a stream, like aloes the LORD has planted, like cedars beside the water.

International Standard Version
They're spread out like valleys, like gardens along river banks, like aloe planted by the LORD, or like cedars beside water.

NET Bible
They are like valleys stretched forth, like gardens by the river's side, like aloes that the LORD has planted, and like cedar trees beside the waters.

New Heart English Bible
As valleys they are spread forth, as gardens by the riverside, as aloes which the LORD has planted, as cedar trees beside the waters.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Your tents spread out like rivers, like gardens by a river, like aloes planted by the LORD, like cedars by the water.

JPS Tanakh 1917
As valleys stretched out, As gardens by the river-side; As aloes planted of the LORD, As cedars beside the waters;

New American Standard 1977
“Like valleys that stretch out, Like gardens beside the river, Like aloes planted by the LORD, Like cedars beside the waters.

Jubilee Bible 2000
As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river's side, as the trees of lign aloes which the LORD has planted, and as cedars beside the waters.

King James 2000 Bible
As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river's side, as aloes which the LORD has planted, and as cedar trees beside the waters.

American King James Version
As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river's side, as the trees of lign aloes which the LORD has planted, and as cedar trees beside the waters.

American Standard Version
As valleys are they spread forth, As gardens by the river-side, As lign-aloes which Jehovah hath planted, As cedar-trees beside the waters.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
as shady groves, and as gardens by a river, and as tents which God pitched, and as cedars by the waters.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As woody valleys, as watered gardens near the rivers, as tabernacles which the Lord hath pitched, as cedars by the waterside.

Darby Bible Translation
Like valleys are they spread forth, like gardens by the river side, Like aloe-trees which Jehovah hath planted, like cedars beside the waters.

English Revised Version
As valleys are they spread forth, As gardens by the river side, As lign-aloes which the LORD hath planted, As cedar trees beside the waters.

Webster's Bible Translation
As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river's side, as the trees of lign-aloes which the LORD hath planted, and as cedar-trees beside the waters.

World English Bible
As valleys they are spread forth, as gardens by the riverside, as aloes which Yahweh has planted, as cedar trees beside the waters.

Young's Literal Translation
As valleys they have been stretched out, As gardens by a river; As aloes Jehovah hath planted, As cedars by waters;
Study Bible
Balaam's Third Oracle
5How beautiful 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. 7Water will flow from his buckets, and his seed will have abundant water. His king will be greater than Agag, and his kingdom will be exalted.…
Cross References
Numbers 24:5
How beautiful are your tents, O Jacob, your dwellings, O Israel!

Psalm 1:3
He is like a tree planted by streams of water, yielding its fruit in season, whose leaf does not wither, and who prospers in all he does.

Psalm 45:8
All your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia; from palaces of ivory the harps make you glad.

Psalm 92:12
The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

Treasury of Scripture

As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river's side, as the trees of lign aloes which the LORD has planted, and as cedar trees beside the waters.

pour

Psalm 68:26
Bless ye God in the congregations, even the Lord, from the fountain of Israel.

Proverbs 5:16-18
Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets…

Isaiah 48:1
Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, which swear by the name of the LORD, and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in righteousness.

many waters

Psalm 93:3,4
The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves…

Jeremiah 51:13
O thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures, thine end is come, and the measure of thy covetousness.

Revelation 17:1,15
And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: …

his king

Ezra 4:20
There have been mighty kings also over Jerusalem, which have ruled over all countries beyond the river; and toll, tribute, and custom, was paid unto them.

Psalm 2:6-10
Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion…

Psalm 18:43
Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; and thou hast made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I have not known shall serve me.

Agag

1 Samuel 15:8,9,32,33
And he took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword…

his kingdom

2 Samuel 5:12
And David perceived that the LORD had established him king over Israel, and that he had exalted his kingdom for his people Israel's sake.

1 Kings 4:21
And Solomon reigned over all kingdoms from the river unto the land of the Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt: they brought presents, and served Solomon all the days of his life.

1 Chronicles 14:2
And David perceived that the LORD had confirmed him king over Israel, for his kingdom was lifted up on high, because of his people Israel.







Lexicon
They spread out
נִטָּ֔יוּ (niṭ·ṭā·yū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5186: To stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, bend

like palm groves,
כִּנְחָלִ֣ים (kin·ḥā·lîm)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5158: A stream, a winter torrent, a, valley, a shaft

like gardens
כְּגַנֹּ֖ת (kə·ḡan·nōṯ)
Preposition-k | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1593: A garden

beside
עֲלֵ֣י (‘ă·lê)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

a stream,
נָהָ֑ר (nā·hār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5104: A stream, prosperity

like aloes
כַּאֲהָלִים֙ (ka·’ă·hā·lîm)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 174: The aloe (a tree)

the LORD
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

has planted,
נָטַ֣ע (nā·ṭa‘)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5193: To strike in, fix, to plant

like cedars
כַּאֲרָזִ֖ים (ka·’ă·rā·zîm)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 730: A cedar tree

beside
עֲלֵי־ (‘ă·lê-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the waters.
מָֽיִם׃ (mā·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen
(6) As gardens by the river's side.--It is probable that the allusion may be to the Euphrates, although the definite article is not prefixed to the word nahar (river) in the Hebrew. (Comp. Isaiah 7:20.)

As cedar trees beside the waters.-The difference between cedars which grow beside running water which their roots can reach, and the ordinary type of cedars which throw out their strength in lateral branches is illustrated in Ezekiel 31:3-4, where the proud Assyrian is compared to a cedar having "his top among the thick boughs" (or, the clouds), which "the waters made great." (Comp. Psalm 1:3; Psalm 92:12.)

Verse 6. - As the valleys, or, "as the torrents" (נְחָלִים), which pour down in parallel courses from the upper slopes. As gardens by the river's side. The river (נָהָר), as in Numbers 22:5) means the Euphrates. Balaam combines the pleasant imagery of his own cultivated land with that of the wilder scene amidst which he now stood. As the trees of lign aloes. אָהָלִים. Aloe trees, such as grew in the further east, where Balaam had perhaps seen them. Which the Lord hath planted, or, "the Lord's planting," a poetical way of describing their beauty and rarity (cf. Psalm 1:3; Psalm 104:16). 24:1-9 Now Balaam spake not his own sense, but the language of the Spirit that came upon him. Many have their eyes open who have not their hearts open; are enlightened, but not sanctified. That knowledge which puffs men up with pride, will but serve to light them to hell, whither many go with their eyes open. The blessing is nearly the same as those given before. He admires in Israel, their beauty. The righteous, doubtless, is more excellent than his neighbour. Their fruitfulness and increase. Their honour and advancement. Their power and victory. He looks back upon what had been done for them. Their power and victory. He looks back upon what had been done for them. Their courage and security. The righteous are bold as a lion, not when assaulting others, but when at rest, because God maketh them to dwell in safety. Their influence upon their neighbours. God takes what is done to them, whether good or evil, as done to himself.
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