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Numbers 23:26 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But Balaam answered and said unto Balak, Told not I thee, saying, All that Jehovah speaketh, that I must do?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But Balaam answered and said unto Balak, Told not I thee, saying, All that the LORD speaketh, that I must do?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— But Balaam replied to Balak, “Did I not tell you, ‘Whatever the LORD speaks, that I must do’?”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But Balaam answered and said to Balak, Did I not tell thee, saying, All that the LORD speaketh, that I must do?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And Balaam answered and said to Balak, Did I not tell thee, saying, All that Jehovah shall speak, that will I do?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And Balaam responded, and said unto Balak,—Spake I not unto thee, saying, All that Yahweh shall speak, that, must I do?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and Balaam answereth and saith unto Balak, 'Have I not spoken unto thee, saying, All that Jehovah speaketh—it I do?'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And he said: Did I not tell thee, that whatsoever God should command me, that I would do?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But Balaam answered, and said vnto Balak, Told not I thee, saying, All that the LORD speaketh, that I must doe?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And Balaam answered and said to Bela{gr.Balac}, Spoke I not to thee, saying, Whatsoever thing God shall speak to me, that will I do?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— But Bilam answered and said unto Balaq, Told not I thee, saying, All that Yahweh speaketh, that I must do?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But 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.
answered 6030
{6030} Prime
עָנָה
`anah
{aw-naw'}
A primitive root; properly to eye or (generally) to heed, that is, pay attention; by implication to respond; by extension to begin to speak; specifically to sing, shout, testify, announce.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
and 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.
Blk בָּלָק, 1111
{1111} Prime
בָּלָק
Balaq
{baw-lawk'}
From H1110; waster; Balak, a Moabitish king.
Told 1696
{1696} Prime
דִּבֵּר
dabar
{daw-bar'}
A primitive root; perhaps properly to arrange; but used figuratively (of words) to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue.
z8765
<8765> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2121
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.
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.
I thee, saying, 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
All x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
that x834
(0834) Complement
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
speaketh, 1696
{1696} Prime
דִּבֵּר
dabar
{daw-bar'}
A primitive root; perhaps properly to arrange; but used figuratively (of words) to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue.
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
that I must do? 6213
{6213} Prime
עָשָׂה
`asah
{aw-saw'}
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Numbers 23:26

_ _ All that the Lord speaketh, that I must do — a remarkable confession that he was divinely constrained to give utterances different from what it was his purpose and inclination to do.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Numbers 23:13-30.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Numbers 23:12-13 And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which the LORD hath put in my mouth? ... 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.
Numbers 22:18 And Balaam answered and said unto the servants of Balak, If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the word of the LORD my God, to do less or more.
Numbers 22:38 And Balaam said unto Balak, Lo, I am come unto thee: have I now any power at all to say any thing? the word that God putteth in my mouth, that shall I speak.
Numbers 24:12-13 And Balaam said unto Balak, Spake I not also to thy messengers which thou sentest unto me, saying, ... If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the commandment of the LORD, to do [either] good or bad of mine own mind; [but] what the LORD saith, that will I speak?
1 Kings 22:14 And Micaiah said, [As] the LORD liveth, what the LORD saith unto me, that will I speak.
2 Chronicles 18:13 And Micaiah said, [As] the LORD liveth, even what my God saith, that will I speak.
Acts 4:19-20 But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. ... For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.
Acts 5:29 Then Peter and the [other] apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.
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Nu 22:18, 38; 23:12; 24:12. 1K 22:14. 2Ch 18:13. Ac 4:19; 5:29.

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