Numbers 23:19

“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 Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

Bible commentary

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.


Discussion for Numbers 23

  • Jason
    "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?"..
  • Anonymous for verse 19
    Numbers 23:19 prevents an heart attack in me every time the evil one hurls his spear of the fear of death at me, for God has promised me long life and welbeing in Ephessians 6:1-3.
  • Blessing
    We christain should serve God wholeheartedly,so He can be able to deliver us in trouble,we should always pray because our enemies are not rest,we can see that Balak asked Balaam to curse the children of God 3 different times,he sacrifice his burnt offering on 7 altars
  • Mabodi Thanyanie Chris for verse 23
    whatever God has blessed its blessed indeed, satan and his agents can try to curse it but they won 't succeed. they will end up knowing that Jehovah is God and He is above everything.
  • J U E kogi for verse 23
    Any condemnation or device of the crafty satan and his agents shall be aborted. It shall have no effect on a spirit filled life .As seen in Romans 8:1
  • B. Manuel
    "For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world but that the world through Him might be saved. " Jn 3:17 see also vss. 18-21 The will of God and His only begotten Son Jesus is to bless and not to curse.. Persistence in the lack of both faith and obedience is to bring a curse upon ourselves. It is as though God has held out two hands before us and we chose which we will ultimately receive. Our Savior in one moment can become our Judge in the next. God still turns the cursing of man against us into blessing if we remain faithful. Revelation 2:10

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