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Bible in Basic English

But Balaam, in answer; said to the servants of Balak, Even if Balak gave me his house full of silver and gold, it would not be possible for me to do anything more or less than the orders of the Lord my God.

New American Standard Bible

Balaam replied to the servants of Balak, “Though Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not do anything, either small or great, contrary to the command of the Lord my God.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

But Balaam responded to the servants of Balak, “If Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not go against the command of the Lord my God to do anything small or great.

International Standard Version

Balaam responded to Balak's entourage by saying, "Even if Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I won't double-cross the command of the LORD my God in even the slightest way.

A Conservative Version

And Balaam answered and said to the servants of Balak, If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the word of LORD my God, to do less or more.

American Standard Version

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 Jehovah my God, to do less or more.

Amplified

Balaam answered the servants of Balak, “Even if Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not do anything, either small or great, contrary to the command of the Lord my God.

Darby Translation

And Balaam answered and said to the servants of Balak, If Balak give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not go beyond the commandment of Jehovah my God, to do less or more.

Julia Smith Translation

And Balaam will answer, and say to the servants of Balak, If Balak will give to me his house full of silver and gold, I shall not be able to pass over the mouth of Jehovah my God to do little or great

King James 2000

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Balaam answered and said to the servants of Balak, "Even though Balak gives to me his house full of silver and gold, I am not able to go beyond {the command of Yahweh} my God to do a little or a lot.

Modern King James verseion

And Balaam answered and said to the servants of Balak, If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the word of Jehovah my God, to do less or more.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And Balaam answered and said unto the servants of Balak, "If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I can go no further than the word of the LORD my God, to do less or more.

NET Bible

Balaam replied to the servants of Balak, "Even if Balak would give me his palace full of silver and gold, I could not transgress the commandment of the Lord my God to do less or more.

New Heart English Bible

Balaam answered the servants of Balak, "If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I can't go beyond the word of the LORD my God, to do less or more.

The Emphasized Bible

And Balaam responded and said unto the servants of Balak, Though Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not go beyond the bidding of Yahweh my God, to do less or more.

Webster

And Balaam answered and said to the servants of Balak, If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not go beyond the word of the LORD my God, to do less or more.

World English Bible

Balaam answered the servants of Balak, "If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I can't go beyond the word of Yahweh my God, to do less or more.

Youngs Literal Translation

And Balaam answereth and saith unto the servants of Balak, 'If Balak doth give to me the fulness of his house of silver and gold, I am not able to pass over the command of Jehovah my God, to do a little or a great thing;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
בּלעם 
Bil`am 
Usage: 61

ענה 
`anah 
Usage: 329

and said

Usage: 0

עבד 
`ebed 
Usage: 800

of Balak
בּלק 
Balaq 
Usage: 43

If Balak
בּלק 
Balaq 
Usage: 43

נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

me his house
בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

מלו מלוא מלא 
M@lo' 
Usage: 37

of silver
כּסף 
Keceph 
Usage: 403

and gold
זהב 
Zahab 
Usage: 390

I cannot
יכול יכל 
Yakol 
Usage: 194

go beyond
עבר 
`abar 
over, pass, through, pass by, go, away, pass on,
Usage: 557

the word
פּה 
Peh 
Usage: 497

of the Lord

Usage: 0

my God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

to do

Usage: 0

קטן קטן 
Qatan 
Usage: 101

References

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Context Readings

Balaam Accompanies The Moabite Princes

17 For I will give you a place of very great honour, and whatever you say to me I will do; so come, in answer to my prayer, and put a curse on this people. 18 But Balaam, in answer; said to the servants of Balak, Even if Balak gave me his house full of silver and gold, it would not be possible for me to do anything more or less than the orders of the Lord my God. 19 So take your rest here this night, till I have knowledge what more the Lord has to say to me.



Cross References

Numbers 24:13

Even if Balak gave me his house full of silver and gold, it would not be possible for me to go outside the orders of the Lord, doing good or evil at the impulse of my mind; whatever the Lord says I will say?

1 Kings 22:14

And Micaiah said, By the living Lord, whatever the Lord says to me I will say.

2 Chronicles 18:13

And Micaiah said, By the living Lord, whatever the Lord says to me I will say.

Numbers 23:26

But Balaam in answer said to Balak, Did I not say to you, I may only do what the Lord says?

Numbers 22:38

Then Balaam said to Balak, Now I have come to you; but have I power to say anything? Only what God puts into my mouth may I say.

Daniel 5:17

Then Daniel made answer and said to the king, Keep your offerings for yourself, and give your rewards to another; but I, after reading the writing to the king, will give him the sense of it.

Acts 8:20

But Peter said, May your money come to destruction with you, because you had the idea that what is freely given by God may be got for a price.

Titus 1:16

They say that they have knowledge of God, while by their acts they are turning their backs on him; they are hated by all, hard-hearted, and judged to be without value for any good work.

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