Numbers 23:22

“God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an Unicorne.”

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Other Translations

God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn.
- King James Version

"God brings them out of Egypt, He is for them like the horns of the wild ox.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

God bringeth them forth out of Egypt; He hath as it were the strength of the wild-ox.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is God who has taken them out of Egypt; his horns are like those of the mountain ox.
- Basic English Bible

God brought him out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of a buffalo.
- Darby Bible

God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of a unicorn.
- Webster's Bible

God brings them out of Egypt. He has as it were the strength of the wild ox.
- World English Bible

God is bringing them out from Egypt, As the swiftness of a Reem is to him;
- Youngs Literal Bible

God who brought them forth out of Egypt is for them like the lofty horns of the wild-ox.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 23:22


23:22 Out of Egypt - Namely, by a strong hand, and in spite of all their enemies, and therefore it is in vain to seek or hope to overcome them. He - Israel, whom God brought out of Egypt, such change of numbers being very common in the Hebrew language. The sense is, Israel is not now what he was in Egypt, a poor, weak, dispirited, unarmed people, but high and strong and invincible. An unicorn - The word may mean either a rhinoceros, or a strong and fierce kind of wild goat. But such a creature as an unicorn, as commonly painted, has no existence in nature.


Discussion for Numbers 23

  • Trudie
    One of the questions for this chapter was how many times did Balaam bless Isreal. The answer that comes up is 4, but in chapter 24, vs10 it says he blessed them these three times. Please check on this and make the necessary correction for the answer.
  • A disciple
    "How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? or how shall I defy, whom the LORD hath not defied? For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him: lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations." Israel wears the garments of her widowhood among the Nations, and her enemies mark her sins against the LORD; but God will save Israel before all!
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    We must keep remembering that "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?" We must keep trusting God and believing that if we stay at the centre of His will, He will do what He says He will do in our life.
  • Iola johnson
    If God is for you who can be against you .The isrealiest are blessed by God
  • 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.
  • 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.

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