Numbers 23:19

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God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of Numbers 23:19

God is not a man that he should lie, neither the sonne of man, that hee should repent: hath he said, and shall he not doe it? or, hath hee spoken, and shall he not make it good?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

God is not a man, that he should lie, Neither the son of man, that he should repent: Hath he said, and will he not do it? Or hath he spoken, and will he not make it good?
- American Standard Version (1901)

God is not a man, to say what is false; or the son of man, that his purpose may be changed: what he has said, will he not do? and will he not give effect to the words of his mouth?
- Basic English Bible

God is not a man, that he should lie; neither a son of man, that he should repent. Shall he say and not do? and shall he speak and not make it good?
- Darby Bible

God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoke, and shall he not make it good?
- Webster's Bible

God is not a man, that he should lie, nor the son of man, that he should repent. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not make it good?
- World English Bible

God [is] not a man -- and lieth, And a son of man -- and repenteth! Hath He said -- and doth He not do [it]? And spoken -- and doth He not confirm it?
- Youngs Literal Bible

God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent: when He hath said, will He not do it? or when He hath spoken, will He not make it good?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible


Wesley's Notes for Numbers 23:19

23:19 That he should lie - Break his promises made to his people for their preservation and benediction. Repent - Change his counsels or purposes; unless he see iniquity in Jacob.


Comments for Numbers 23:19

Shirley Stephens's comment on 2014-04-27 08:34:25:

The word of God is true pure ,tried and it already been settled in the heavens if God said it then it will surely come to pass or it shall come to pass and shall is a guarantee.


Illah's comment on 2014-04-18 07:29:51:

to ionna 's comment on uppercase 'S ' and lowercase 's ', in the original language of jesus, that is ARAMAIC, there is no uppercase n lowercase letter!!!???????


Pansy Blackwell's comment on 2014-03-06 09:14:02:

I like the verse One of my favorites It reassures me that God will always keep his promise


Jesus\' Follower's comment on 2013-12-09 18:00:54:

Jesus said, 'Hear O Israel, The Lord, your Lord, our God is one. You shall love him with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.' [Gospel Of Mark Chapter 12, verse 29-31]

"Jesus said, 'O Children of Israel! Worship Allah, My Lord and your Lord. '" [Qur'an Chapter 5, verse 72]

"Jesus said, 'Surely, Allah is my Lord and your Lord; so serve Him, that is the straight path.'" {Quran Chapter 3, verse 51]


Jim's comment on 2013-11-29 10:09:05:

God is clearly saying that He is not a man that can lie to you but He is God Almighty that can not lie. When He says something you can believe it and His word will do what He sent it to do.

Isa 55:10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
Isa 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.


Opokou's comment on 2013-11-14 11:35:59:

This is a very straight verse, for sure God is not a liar, what He says He'll accomplish He will.


C Edwards's comment on 2013-10-02 13:10:29:

John 1 says, In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life and the life was the light of men. John 1:14 continues in saying "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
Listen, all that worship Jesus must worship him in spirit and in truth. If God says it, it's done.
And for Allah's comment concerning, where is the Trinity, read Matthew 28:19, Trinity means 3, Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. The word "Bible" doesn't appear in the Bible either, but the Word of God(the Bible)is the number one best seller in the world. Study to show thyself approved and may God bless you all!


Ioanna's comment on 2013-09-26 14:25:46:

A member of the clergy advised me that the difference is the "case" of the (s) on the word son. Since it is lowercase, it means mankind. If it was uppercase it would be referring to Jesus. Honestly, my faith is not in the interpretations of men, for gods will always be what men suppose them to be. My logic, however, is a gift from God and I use it daily. The King James bible is not a book worthy of God.


Amenet's comment on 2013-09-14 16:31:20:

hey guys, the verse is clear.
if you really want the truth.
Ask GOD, God guide me. simple really. if you call upon other than god, you wont be answered. but if you call upon god you will.


Allah's comment on 2013-09-09 21:41:21:

Show me one place in the bible it says trinity.


Leslie Haroun's comment on 2013-07-31 07:14:32:

God doesn't possess the qualities of man, but favored men to possess His qualities.


Martin Jones's comment on 2013-07-09 07:32:01:

It is clear to me that God is not a creation himself. He does not need to eat or sleep or rest. He is absolute of any eternal need. He is not born as a human.

Surprisingly, I have found the same concept on Quran, chapter 112. Amazing!


Timothy's comment on 2013-05-30 23:12:50:

This passage of scripture is very encouraging to me. God can and will not lie. Everyone can know that what his word say or prophecy you receive from a real person of GOD will come to pass just as he says. I know for a fact that if your life is dedicated to living and pleasing him he is going to keep and take care of you. Try GOD for yourself you will not be let down.


Aline K's comment on 2013-04-25 00:00:05:

Miracle numbers for whom who do trust God!, for hom who believes that God can answer our prayers in the Miracle ways, God has power for anything, numbers 23:19 can be anything God wants. Imana iduhezagire twese mubitangaza byayo byose, ari mumibare yayo, or mumagambo yayo!! God bless Rwanda God bless America, and much Love to everyone who beleives in Him.


Muslim's comment on 2013-01-18 15:23:39:

I think it's like that. From Qur'an Surah 112. Al-Ikhlas 1. Says:
1. He is God, the One!
2. God, the eternally Besought of all!
3. He begetteth not nor was begotten.
4. And there is none comparable unto Him.


Jennifer's comment on 2013-01-16 21:56:28:

If it says God is not man, because man sins, is that the only attribute that separates man from God, and the only attribute that Jesus had that none of us has? What about self sufficient which is an attribute of God almighty as we all know, then how come Jesus had to eat and drink and answer the call of nature and live as man lives, we don't deny he was superior as he did miracles, but did he in fact himself need protection and to pray to God almighty for himself as well, and how we can say he is God or the begotten son of God when we cannot attribute any of these characteristics of man to God almighty for He is beyond our imagination?


LoLo's comment on 2013-01-16 08:53:31:

God is not a man, that He would lie. I read and translate that as God is not a liar as man is. Sometime we go to deep. We know that Jesus never lied nor sinned. Also the fact that Jesus' birth was unlike any other makes Him separate from all other humans. So letís not ponder over the small things. God wrapped Himself in flesh to dwell among us, John 1:9. This was His Magnificent decision after the failure of Adam to remain sinless. God can be who He wants when He wants, to fulfill His Plan of Salvation. He never changes but when man does, He accommodates.


Susie's comment on 2012-11-26 15:36:31:

I think the verse in itself is God saying he is not man because man will lie and he is not a man because he does not sin. In other words he does not identify with being any form of mankind. As far as the question, how can Jesus be God and a man is because Jesus is part of God, just like a mother and father would have a child but he was sent to earth in human form so he could be among us to send God's word.


Chris's comment on 2012-09-04 17:35:52:

I believe the scripture is fairly clear that Jesus is very much the Son in the Trinity of God -Father, Son & Holy Spirit. His birth from a virgin is what makes him human but he does not have mankind's sinful nature, so he could be our redeemer to bring us into fellowship with our Heavenly Father.


Edward Francis's comment on 2012-07-09 00:54:52:

If God is not a man,how can Jesus be God and man ?


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