Numbers 23:22

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an Unicorne.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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.


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