Numbers 23:9

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For from the top of the rockes I see him, and from the hilles I behold him: loe, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not bee reckoned among the nations.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"As I see him from the top of the rocks, And I look at him from the hills; Behold, a people {who} dwells apart, And will not be reckoned among the nations.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For from the top of the rocks I see him, And from the hills I behold him: lo, it is a people that dwelleth alone, And shall not be reckoned among the nations.
- American Standard Version (1901)

From the top of the rocks I see him, looking down on him from the hills: it is a people made separate, not to be numbered among the nations.
- Basic English Bible

For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him: Lo, [it is] a people that shall dwell alone and shall not be reckoned among the nations.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

For from the top of the rocks I see him. From the hills I see him. Behold, it is a people that dwells alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations.
- World English Bible

For from the top of rocks I see it, And from heights I behold it; Lo a people! alone it doth tabernacle, And among nations doth not reckon itself.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him: lo, it is a people that shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 23:9


23:9 The rocks - Upon which I now stand. I see him - I see the people, according to thy desire, #Nu 22:41|, but cannot improve that sight to the end for which thou didst design it, to curse them. The people shall dwell alone - This people are of a distinct kind from others, God's peculiar people, separated from all other nations, as in religion and laws, so also in divine protection; and therefore enchantments cannot have that power against them which they have against other persons and people.


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