Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 greatly promote thee unto great honour, and will do whatsoever thou sayest unto me! Come therefore I pray thee, curse me this people.'" 18 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. 19 Nevertheless tarry ye here all night: that I may know what the LORD will say unto me once more."



Cross References

Numbers 24:13

'If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot pass the mouth of the LORD, to do either good or bad of mine own mind. What the LORD sayeth, that must I speak.'

1 Kings 22:14

And Micaiah said, "As surely as the LORD liveth, what the LORD putteth in my mouth, that will I speak."

2 Chronicles 18:13

And Micaiah said, "As truly as the LORD liveth, even what my God sayeth, that will I speak."

Numbers 23:26

And Balaam answered and said unto Balak, "Told not I thee, saying, 'All that the LORD biddeth me, that I must do?'"

Numbers 22:38

And Balaam said unto Balak, "Lo, I am come unto thee. But I can say nothing at all, save what God putteth in my mouth that must I speak."

Daniel 5:17

Daniel answered, and said before the king, "As for thy rewards, keep them to thyself, or give thy rich gifts to another: yet not the less, I will read the writing unto the king, and show him the interpretation thereof.

Acts 8:20

Then said Peter unto him, "Thy money perish with thee, because thou wenest that the gift of God may be obtained with money.

Titus 1:16

They confess that they know God: but with the deeds they deny him and are abominable, and disobedient, and unto all good works discommendable.

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