Numbers 23:26

“But Balaam answered, and said vnto Balak, Told not I thee, saying, All that the Lord speaketh, that I must doe?”

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But Balaam answered and said unto Balak, Told not I thee, saying, All that the LORD speaketh, that I must do?
- King James Version

But Balaam replied to Balak, "Did I not tell you, 'Whatever the LORD speaks, that I must do'?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But Balaam answered and said unto Balak, Told not I thee, saying, All that Jehovah speaketh, that I must do?
- American Standard Version (1901)

But Balaam in answer said to Balak, Did I not say to you, I may only do what the Lord says?
- Basic English Bible

And Balaam answered and said to Balak, Did I not tell thee, saying, All that Jehovah shall speak, that will I do?
- Darby Bible

But Balaam answered and said to Balak, Did I not tell thee, saying, All that the LORD speaketh, that I must do?
- Webster's Bible

But Balaam answered Balak, "Didn't I tell you, saying, 'All that Yahweh speaks, that I must do?'"
- World English Bible

and Balaam answereth and saith unto Balak, `Have I not spoken unto thee, saying, All that Jehovah speaketh -- it I do?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

But Balaam answered and said unto Balak: 'Told not I thee, saying: All that the LORD speaketh, that I must do?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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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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