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 23:19

  • 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.
  • It shall be accomplished. What is IT? The word. you will have what you say. Amen
  • VIRGINIA B.ALLEN for verse 19
    WHAT GOD IS STATING IN THIS VERSE OR IN THESE VERSES THAT HIS WORD IS HIS BOND,IF HE PROMISED THESE THINGS TO US HE WILL NOT GO BACK ON HIS WORD.BUT WE HAVE TO BE OBEDIENT TO HIM,AND THE THE LIFE THAT HE HAS SET BEFORE US. THRN THE THINGS THAT WE DESIRE WILL COME TO PASS.HE ALSO IS LETTING US KNOW THST HE IS GOD, THE ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD AND THERE IS NONE LIKE HIM. HE IS NOT MAN.EVERY THING THAT HE GIVES US IS GOOD.IF WE WAIT ON GOD THE VISION WILL COME TO PASS!!!!!
  • Shirley Stephens for verse 19
    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.
  • 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 for verse 19
    I like the verse One of my favorites It reassures me that God will always keep his promise

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