Numbers 23:20

“Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Numbers 23:20

Behold, I haue receiued commandement to blesse: and hee hath blessed, and I cannot reuerse it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Behold, I have received {a command} to bless; When He has blessed, then I cannot revoke it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold, I have received `commandment' to bless: And he hath blessed, and I cannot reverse it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

See, I have had orders to give blessing: and he has given a blessing which I have no power to take away.
- Basic English Bible

Behold, I have received [mission] to bless; and he hath blessed, and I cannot reverse it.
- Darby Bible

Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he hath blessed, and I cannot reverse it.
- Webster's Bible

Behold, I have received a command to bless. He has blessed, and I can't reverse it.
- World English Bible

Lo, to bless I have received: Yea, He blesseth, and I [can]not reverse it.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Behold, I am bidden to bless; and when He hath blessed, I cannot call it back.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Numbers 23:20

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 23:20

23:18 Rise up - This word implies the diligent attention required; rouse up thyself and carefully mind what I say.

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.

23:21 Iniquity - Not such as in the Canaanites: Such as he will punish with a curse, with utter destruction. The Lord is with him - He hath a favour for this people, and will defend and save them. The shout of a king - That is, such joyful and triumphant shouts as those wherewith a people congratulate the approach and presence of their King: when he appears among them upon some solemn occasion, or when he returns from battle with victory. This expression implies God's being their King and ruler, and their abundant security and confidence in him.

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 23:20

  • Victor sweet on Numbers 23:20
    The commandment to blessed stated in books of number 6: 23-26, God command Aaron to bless the children of Israel, God want he children to be blessed ,isa 44:26 God him self conform the word of his servant, he also delight in prosperity of his children. This commandment is from heaven that children of God must be blessed. He declared in book of Genesis 1:28, Genesis 9:7. We must learn to pronounce blessings upon our children, business, carriage, every thing we possessed. The word of our mouth are so powerful, Job 22:28, when we decree a thing, it will surely come to pass. We are command to bless all ways and not to curse, let us lean on how speak healing word, breakthroughs word, word of restoration, word of encouragement to family members, neighbors, friends etc, jer 5:14, when you speak the word of God this word become power and fire and work wonder. We must continue to bless and God will continue to confirm it. The blessed in Gen 24:60... our month must be a source of life and death.... the spirit of blessings most possessed our lips.
  • Sylvia on Numbers 23:20
    that who God has blessed no one can curse or revoke it back. this is my testimony


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