Parallel Verses

NET Bible

But the Lord your God refused to listen to Balaam and changed the curse to a blessing, for the Lord your God loves you.

New American Standard Bible

Nevertheless, the Lord your God was not willing to listen to Balaam, but the Lord your God turned the curse into a blessing for you because the Lord your God loves you.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

Yet the Lord your God would not listen to Balaam, but He turned the curse into a blessing for you because the Lord your God loves you.

International Standard Version

However, the LORD your God didn't listen to Balaam. The LORD your God turned Balaam's curse into a blessing, because the LORD your God loves you.

A Conservative Version

Nevertheless LORD thy God would not hearken to Balaam, but LORD thy God turned the curse into a blessing to thee, because LORD thy God loved thee.

American Standard Version

Nevertheless Jehovah thy God would not hearken unto Balaam; but Jehovah thy God turned the curse into a blessing unto thee, because Jehovah thy God loved thee.

Amplified

Nevertheless, the Lord your God was not willing to listen to Balaam, but the Lord your God turned the curse into a blessing for you because the Lord your God has loved you.

Bible in Basic English

But the Lord your God would not give ear to Balaam, but let the curse be changed into a blessing to you, because of his love for you.

Darby Translation

But Jehovah thy God would not listen to Balaam; and Jehovah thy God turned the curse into blessing unto thee, because Jehovah thy God loved thee.

Julia Smith Translation

And Jehovah thy God willed not to hear to Balaam: and Jehovah thy God will turn to thee the curse to a blessing, for Jehovah thy God loved thee.

King James 2000

Nevertheless the LORD your God would not hearken unto Balaam; but the LORD your God turned the curse into a blessing unto you, because the LORD your God loved you.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But Yahweh your God was not willing to listen to Balaam, and Yahweh your God turned the curse into a blessing for you, because Yahweh your God loved you.

Modern King James verseion

But Jehovah your God would not listen to Balaam, but Jehovah your God turned the curse to a blessing to you, because Jehovah your God loved you.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Nevertheless, the LORD thy God would not hearken unto Balaam, but turned the curse to a blessing unto thee, because the LORD thy God loved thee.

New Heart English Bible

Nevertheless the LORD your God wouldn't listen to Balaam; but the LORD your God turned the curse into a blessing to you, because the LORD your God loved you.

The Emphasized Bible

Nevertheless, Yahweh thy God consented not to hearken unto Balaam, but Yahweh thy God turned, for thee, the curse into a blessing, - because Yahweh thy God loved thee.

Webster

Nevertheless, the LORD thy God would not hearken to Balaam: but the LORD thy God turned the curse into a blessing to thee, because the LORD thy God loved thee.

World English Bible

Nevertheless Yahweh your God wouldn't listen to Balaam; but Yahweh your God turned the curse into a blessing to you, because Yahweh your God loved you.

Youngs Literal Translation

and Jehovah thy God hath not been willing to hearken unto Balaam, and Jehovah thy God doth turn for thee the reviling to a blessing, because Jehovah thy God hath loved thee;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אלהים 
'elohiym 
אלהים 
'elohiym 
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600
Usage: 2600
Usage: 2600

H14
אבה 
'abah 
Usage: 54

בּלעם 
Bil`am 
Usage: 61

but the Lord

Usage: 0

the curse
קללה 
Q@lalah 
Usage: 33

בּרכה 
B@rakah 
Usage: 69

אהב אהב 
'ahab 
Usage: 212

References

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Watsons

Context Readings

Detailed Stipulations: Purity And Unity

4 for they did not meet you with food and water on the way as you came from Egypt, and furthermore, they hired Balaam son of Beor of Pethor in Aram Naharaim to curse you. 5 But the Lord your God refused to listen to Balaam and changed the curse to a blessing, for the Lord your God loves you. 6 You must not seek peace and prosperity for them through all the ages to come.



Cross References

Numbers 22:35

But the angel of the Lord said to Balaam, "Go with the men, but you may only speak the word that I will speak to you." So Balaam went with the princes of Balak.

Numbers 23:5-12

Then the Lord put a message in Balaam's mouth and said, "Return to Balak, and speak what I tell you."

Numbers 24:9

They crouch and lie down like a lion, and as a lioness, who can stir him? Blessed is the one who blesses you, and cursed is the one who curses you!'"

Deuteronomy 7:7-8

It is not because you were more numerous than all the other peoples that the Lord favored and chose you -- for in fact you were the least numerous of all peoples.

Numbers 23:16-26

Then the Lord met Balaam and put a message in his mouth and said, "Return to Balak, and speak what I tell you."

Deuteronomy 33:3

Surely he loves the people; all your holy ones are in your power. And they sit at your feet, each receiving your words.

Psalm 73:1

A psalm by Asaph. Certainly God is good to Israel, and to those whose motives are pure!

Proverbs 26:2

Like a fluttering bird or like a flying swallow, so a curse without cause does not come to rest.

Jeremiah 31:3

In a far-off land the Lord will manifest himself to them. He will say to them, 'I have loved you with an everlasting love. That is why I have continued to be faithful to you.

Ezekiel 16:8

"'Then I passed by you and watched you, noticing that you had reached the age for love. I spread my cloak over you and covered your nakedness. I swore a solemn oath to you and entered into a marriage covenant with you, declares the sovereign Lord, and you became mine.

Micah 6:5

My people, recall how King Balak of Moab planned to harm you, how Balaam son of Beor responded to him. Recall how you journeyed from Shittim to Gilgal, so you might acknowledge that the Lord has treated you fairly."

Malachi 1:2

"I have shown love to you," says the Lord, but you say, "How have you shown love to us?" "Esau was Jacob's brother," the Lord explains, "yet I chose Jacob

Romans 8:31

What then shall we say about these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Romans 9:13

just as it is written: "Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated."

Romans 11:28

In regard to the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but in regard to election they are dearly loved for the sake of the fathers.

2 Corinthians 4:17

For our momentary, light suffering is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison

Ephesians 2:4-5

But God, being rich in mercy, because of his great love with which he loved us,

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