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Numbers 22:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people; for they are blessed.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people: for they [are] blessed.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— God said to Balaam, “Do not go with them; you shall not curse the people, for they are blessed.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And God said to Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people: for they [are] blessed.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And God said to Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people; for they are blessed.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them,—Thou shalt not curse the people, For, blessed, he is.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and God saith unto Balaam, 'Thou dost not go with them; thou dost not curse the people; for it [is] blessed.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And God said to Balaam: Thou shalt not go with them, nor shalt thou curse the people: because it is blessed.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And God saide vnto Balaam; Thou shalt not goe with them, thou shalt not curse the people: for they are blessed.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And God said to Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them, neither shalt thou curse the people; for they are blessed.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And Elohim said unto Bilam, Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people: for they [are] blessed.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And lhm אֱלֹהִים 430
{0430} Prime
אֱלֹהִים
'elohiym
{el-o-heem'}
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
said 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
unto x413
(0413) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
Bil`m בִּלעָם, 1109
{1109} Prime
בִּלְעָם
Bil`am
{bil-awm'}
Probably from H1077 and H5971; not (of the) people, that is, foreigner; Bilam, a Mesopotamian prophet; also a place in Palestine.
Thou shalt not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
go y3212
[3212] Standard
יָלַך
yalak
{yaw-lak'}
A primitive root (compare H1980); to walk (literally or figuratively); causatively to carry (in various senses).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
x1980
(1980) Complement
הָלַךְ
halak
{haw-lak'}
Akin to H3212; a primitive root; to walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
with x5973
(5973) Complement
עִם
`im
{eem}
From H6004; adverb or preposition, with (that is, in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English).
them; thou shalt not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
curse 779
{0779} Prime
אָרַר
'arar
{aw-rar'}
A primitive root; to execrate.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
the people: 5971
{5971} Prime
עַם
`am
{am}
From H6004; a people (as a congregated unit); specifically a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively a flock.
for x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
they x1931
(1931) Complement
הוּא
huw'
{hoo}
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
[are] blessed. 1288
{1288} Prime
בּרךְ
barak
{baw-rak'}
A primitive root; to kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason).
z8803
<8803> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 1415
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Numbers 22:8-14.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Numbers 22:1-14.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Numbers 22:12

And God (f) said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people: for they [are] blessed.

(f) He warned him by a dream, that he should not consent to the kings wicked request.

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Thou shalt:

Numbers 22:20 And God came unto Balaam at night, and said unto him, If the men come to call thee, rise up, [and] go with them; but yet the word which I shall say unto thee, that shalt thou do.
Job 33:15-17 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed; ... That he may withdraw man [from his] purpose, and hide pride from man.
Matthew 27:19 When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.

thou shalt not curse:

Numbers 22:19 Now therefore, I pray you, tarry ye also here this night, that I may know what the LORD will say unto me more.
Numbers 23:3 And Balaam said unto Balak, Stand by thy burnt offering, and I will go: peradventure the LORD will come to meet me: and whatsoever he sheweth me I will tell thee. And he went to an high place.
Numbers 23:13-15 And Balak said unto him, Come, I pray thee, with me unto another place, from whence thou mayest see them: thou shalt see but the utmost part of them, and shalt not see them all: and curse me them from thence. ... And he said unto Balak, Stand here by thy burnt offering, while I meet [the LORD] yonder.
Numbers 23:19 God [is] not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do [it]? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
Numbers 23:23 Surely [there is] no enchantment against Jacob, neither [is there] any divination against Israel: according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What hath God wrought!
Micah 6:5 O my people, remember now what Balak king of Moab consulted, and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him from Shittim unto Gilgal; that ye may know the righteousness of the LORD.

for they:

Numbers 23:20 Behold, I have received [commandment] to bless: and he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it.
Genesis 12:2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
Genesis 22:16-18 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only [son]: ... And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
Deuteronomy 23:5 Nevertheless the LORD thy God would not hearken unto Balaam; but the LORD thy God turned the curse into a blessing unto thee, because the LORD thy God loved thee.
Deuteronomy 33:29 Happy [art] thou, O Israel: who [is] like unto thee, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who [is] the sword of thy excellency! and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places.
Psalms 144:15 Happy [is that] people, that is in such a case: [yea], happy [is that] people, whose God [is] the LORD.
Psalms 146:5 Happy [is he] that [hath] the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope [is] in the LORD his God:
Romans 4:6-7 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, ... [Saying], Blessed [are] they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
Romans 11:29 For the gifts and calling of God [are] without repentance.
Ephesians 1:3 Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly [places] in Christ:
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Gn 12:2; 22:16. Nu 22:19, 20; 23:3, 13, 19, 20, 23. Dt 23:5; 33:29. Jb 33:15. Ps 144:15; 146:5. Mi 6:5. Mt 27:19. Ro 4:6; 11:29. Ep 1:3.

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