Numbers 24:19

“Out of Jacob shall come he that shall have dominion, and shall destroy him that remaineth of the city.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Out of Iacob shall come he that shall haue dominion, and shall destroy him that remaineth of the citie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"One from Jacob shall have dominion, And will destroy the remnant from the city."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And out of Jacob shall one have dominion, And shall destroy the remnant from the city.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Israel will go on in strength, and Jacob will have rule over his haters.
- Basic English Bible

And one out of Jacob shall have dominion, and will destroy out of the city what remaineth.
- Darby Bible

Out of Jacob shall come he that shall have dominion, and shall destroy him that remaineth of the city.
- Webster's Bible

Out of Jacob shall one have dominion, and shall destroy the remnant from the city."
- World English Bible

And [one] doth rule out of Jacob, And hath destroyed a remnant from Ar.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And out of Jacob shall one have dominion, and shall destroy the remnant from the city.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 24:19


24:19 Out of Jacob - Out of Jacob's loins. He that shall have dominion - David, and especially Christ. Of the city - Or from or out of this city, that is, the cities, the singular number for the plural. He shall not subdue those Moabites and Edomites which meet him in the field, but he shall pursue them even to their strongest holds and cities.


Discussion for Numbers 24

  • Stephen
    Before Pentecost, the Holy Spirit would come upon men as He chose. Balaam is an example here, but remember King Saul? The Spirit came upon him and he prophesied with the sons of the prophets. However, like Balaam, he was never saved. Today, when we get saved, we received the Holy Spirit and are sealed unto the day of redemption. He is our 'Earnest'. Once saved, always saved! Praise God!
  • BSP
    King Balak really wanted Balaam to curse the people of Israel, but Jehovah God was with his people and would not let this happen.
  • A disciple
    Once saved, not always saved! And even greatest gifts and calling of God on a man, does not guarantee a lifetime of doing God's will, or entrance into the kingdom of God. Whatever Balaam had at one time, he evidently thought better to have the gifts and favor of the heathen, than the blessings of God's people. Even though he once spoke good from God for Israel, he after connived to make them sin.
  • Irene123
    Num. 14-25; God used Balaam, a wicked prophet, to prophesy of the Messiah - Jesus Christ!! God can, and does, to this day, use sinners to prophesy (witness) of Him. What I don't understand is-why was Balaam, a prophet of God, living in Moab - at the time Israel settled in Canaan ..... ???
  • Irene123
    Unicorns - 'could' have been rhinos, or an animal that is now extinct. It 'could' have been a horse with a horn. Whatever they were - or weren't - their reality or non- has nothing to do with Acts 2:37-38.
  • Sandy
    Unicorns ARE REAL! Verse 8

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