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Numbers 24:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He saith, who heareth the words of God, Who seeth the vision of the Almighty, Falling down, and having his eyes open:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He hath said, which heard the words of God, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling [into a trance], but having his eyes open:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The oracle of him who hears the words of God, Who sees the vision of the Almighty, Falling down, yet having his eyes uncovered,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He hath said, who heard the words of God, who saw the vision of the Almighty, falling [into a trance], but having his eyes open:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He saith, who heareth the words of *God, who seeth the vision of the Almighty, who falleth down, and who hath his eyes open:
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The oracle of one hearing sayings of GOD, Who, the sight of the Almighty, receiveth in vision, Who, falleth down, but hath unveiled eyes:—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— An affirmation of him who is hearing sayings of God—Who a vision of the Almighty seeth, Falling—and eyes uncovered:
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The bearer of the words of God hath said, he that hath beheld the vision of the Almighty, he that falleth, and so his eyes are opened:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Hee hath said, [which] heard the words of God, which saw the vision of the Almightie, falling [into a trance], but hauing his eyes open:
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— he says who hears the oracle of the Mighty One, who saw a vision of God in sleep; his eyes were opened:
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— He hath said, which heard the words of El, which saw the vision of Shadday, falling [into a trance], but having his eyes open:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He hath said, 5002
{5002} Prime
נְאֻם
n@'um
{neh-oom'}
From H5001; an oracle.
z8803
<8803> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 1415
which heard 8085
{8085} Prime
שָׁמַע
shama`
{shaw-mah'}
A primitive root; to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively to tell, etc.).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
the words 561
{0561} Prime
אֵמֶר
'emer
{ay'-mer}
From H0559; something said.
of ´Ël אֵל, 410
{0410} Prime
אֵל
'el
{ale}
Shortened from H0352; strength; as adjective mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity).
which 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.
saw 2372
{2372} Prime
חָזָה
chazah
{khaw-zaw'}
A primitive root; to gaze at; mentally to perceive, contemplate (with pleasure); specifically to have a vision of.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
the vision 4236
{4236} Prime
מַחֲזֶה
machazeh
{makh-az-eh'}
From H2372; a vision.
of Šadday שַׁדַּי, 7706
{7706} Prime
שַׁדַּי
Shadday
{shad-dah'-ee}
From H7703; the Almighty.
falling 5307
{5307} Prime
נָפַל
naphal
{naw-fal'}
A primitive root; to fall, in a great variety of applications (intransitively or causatively, literally or figuratively).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
[into a trance], but having his eyes 5869
{5869} Prime
עַיִן
`ayin
{ah'-yin}
Probably a primitive word; an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy a fountain (as the eye of the landscape).
open: 1540
{1540} Prime
גָּלַה
galah
{gaw-law'}
A primitive root; to denude (especially in a disgraceful sense); by implication to exile (captives being usually stripped); figuratively to reveal.
z8803
<8803> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 1415
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Numbers 24:1-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Numbers 24:4

The vision — So called properly, because he was awake when this was revealed to him: A trance — Or, extasy, fainting and falling upon the ground, as the prophets used to do.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Numbers 24:4

He hath said, which heard the words of God, which saw the vision of the Almighty, (c) falling [into a trance], but having his eyes open:

(c) Though he lay as in a sleep, yet the eyes of his mind were open.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
saw:

Numbers 12:6 And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, [I] the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, [and] will speak unto him in a dream.
Genesis 15:12 And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.
Psalms 89:19 Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst, I have laid help upon [one that is] mighty; I have exalted [one] chosen out of the people.
Daniel 8:26-27 And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told [is] true: wherefore shut thou up the vision; for it [shall be] for many days. ... And I Daniel fainted, and was sick [certain] days; afterward I rose up, and did the king's business; and I was astonished at the vision, but none understood [it].
Acts 10:10 And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance,
Acts 10:19 While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee.
Acts 22:17 And it came to pass, that, when I was come again to Jerusalem, even while I prayed in the temple, I was in a trance;
2 Corinthians 12:1-4 It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. ... How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.

falling:

Numbers 22:31 Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face.
1 Samuel 19:24 And he stripped off his clothes also, and prophesied before Samuel in like manner, and lay down naked all that day and all that night. Wherefore they say, [Is] Saul also among the prophets?
Ezekiel 1:28 As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so [was] the appearance of the brightness round about. This [was] the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw [it], I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.
Daniel 8:17-18 So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man: for at the time of the end [shall be] the vision. ... Now as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep on my face toward the ground: but he touched me, and set me upright.
Daniel 10:15-16 And when he had spoken such words unto me, I set my face toward the ground, and I became dumb. ... And, behold, [one] like the similitude of the sons of men touched my lips: then I opened my mouth, and spake, and said unto him that stood before me, O my lord, by the vision my sorrows are turned upon me, and I have retained no strength.
Revelation 1:10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,
Revelation 1:17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:
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Gn 15:12. Nu 12:6; 22:31. 1S 19:24. Ps 89:19. Ezk 1:28. Dn 8:17, 26; 10:15. Ac 10:10, 19; 22:17. 2Co 12:1. Rv 1:10, 17.

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