Numbers 23:1

“And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven oxen and seven rams.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Balaam saide vnto Balak, Build me here seuen Altars, and prepare mee here seuen oxen, and seuen rammes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Balaam said to Balak, "Build seven altars for me here, and prepare seven bulls and seven rams for me here."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Balaam said to Balak, Make me here seven altars and get ready seven oxen and seven male sheep.
- Basic English Bible

And Balaam said to Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams.
- Darby Bible

And Balaam said to Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven oxen and seven rams.
- Webster's Bible

Balaam said to Balak, "Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bulls and seven rams."
- World English Bible

And Balaam saith unto Balak, `Build for me in this [place] seven altars, and make ready for me in this [place] seven bullocks and seven rams.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Balaam said unto Balak: 'Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 23:1


23:1 Build seven altars - To the true God, otherwise he would not have mentioned it to God, as an argument why he should grant his requests, as he doth, #Nu 23:4|. And though Balak was averse from God and his worship, yet he would be easily overruled by Balaam, who doubtless told him that it was in vain to make an address to any other than the God of Israel, who alone was able either to bless or curse them as he pleased. Seven - This being the solemn and usual number in sacrifices.


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