Numbers 24:3

“And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he tooke vp his parable, and said, Balaam the sonne of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He took up his discourse and said, "The oracle of Balaam the son of Beor, And the oracle of the man whose eye is opened;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor saith, And the man whose eye was closed saith;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And moved by the spirit, he said, These are the words of Balaam, son of Beor, the words of the man whose eyes are open:
- Basic English Bible

And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor saith, and the man of opened eye saith,
- Darby Bible

And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said:
- Webster's Bible

He took up his parable, and said, "Balaam the son of Beor says, the man whose eye was closed says;
- World English Bible

and he taketh up his simile, and saith: `An affirmation of Balaam son of Beor -- And an affirmation of the man whose eyes are shut --
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he took up his parable, and said: The saying of Balaam the son of Beor, and the saying of the man whose eye is opened;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 24:3


24:3 Whose eyes are open - Heb. Who had his eyes shut, but now open. The eyes of his mind, which God had opened in a peculiar and prophetical manner, whence prophets are called Seers, #1Sam 9:9|. It implies that before he was blind and stupid, having eyes, but not seeing nor understanding.


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