Numbers 23:10



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Who can count the dust of Jacob, Or number the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the upright, And let my end be like his!"

King James Version

Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his!

International Standard Version

Who can count the dust of Jacob? Who can number the dust of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and may I end up like him."

A Conservative Version

Who can count the dust of Jacob, or number the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his!

American Standard Version

Who can count the dust of Jacob, Or number the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, And let my last end be like his!

Amplified

Who can count the dust (the descendants) of Jacob and the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous [those who are upright and in right standing with God], and let my last end be like theirs!

Bible in Basic English

Who is able to take the measure of the dust of Jacob or the number of the thousands of Israel? May my death be the death of the upright and my last end like his!

Darby Translation

Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let my soul die the death of the righteous, and let my end be like his!

Holman Bible

Who has counted the dust of Jacob or numbered the dust clouds of Israel? Let me die the death of the upright; let the end of my [life] be like theirs.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Who shall count the dust of Jacob and the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let my soul die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his!

Julia Smith Translation

Who divided out the dust of Jacob and who numbered the fourth of Israel? My soul shall die the death of the just, and my latter state shall be as his.

King James 2000

Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his!

Lexham Expanded Bible

Who can count the dust of Jacob, or [as] a number the fourth part of Israel? Let my life die the death of an upright person, and let my end be like his!"

Modern King James verseion

Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Who can tell the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part of Israel? I pray God that my soul may die the death of the righteous, and that my last end may be like his!"

NET Bible

Who can count the dust of Jacob, Or number the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the upright, and let the end of my life be like theirs."

New Heart English Bible

Who can count the dust of Jacob, or number the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous. Let my last end be like his."

New simplified Bible

The descendants of Jacob are like specks of dust. Who can count them or number even one-fourth of the people of Israel? Let me die the death of innocent people. Let my end be like theirs.'

The Emphasized Bible

Who hath counted the dust of Jacob? Or who hath numbered the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the upright, And let my hereafter be like his!

Webster

Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his!

World English Bible

Who can count the dust of Jacob, or number the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous! Let my last end be like his!"

Youngs Literal Translation

Who hath counted the dust of Jacob, And the number of the fourth of Israel? Let me die the death of upright ones, And let my last end be like his!'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
מנה 
manah 
Usage: 28

the dust
עפר 
`aphar 
Usage: 110

of Jacob
יעקב 
Ya`aqob 
Usage: 349

and the number
מספּר 
Micpar 
Usage: 132

of the fourth
רבע 
Roba` 
Usage: 2

ישׂראל 
Yisra'el 
Usage: 2505

Let me die
מוּת 
Muwth 
die , dead , slay , death , surely , kill , dead man , dead body , in no wise ,
Usage: 839

the death
מות 
Maveth 
Usage: 156

of the righteous
ישׁר 
Yashar 
Usage: 119

and let my last
אחרית 
'achariyth 
Usage: 61

Context Readings

Balaam's First Oracle

9 "As I see him from the top of the rocks, And I look at him from the hills; Behold, a people who dwells apart, And will not be reckoned among the nations. 10 "Who can count the dust of Jacob, Or number the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the upright, And let my end be like his!" 11 Then Balak said to Balaam, "What have you done to me? I took you to curse my enemies, but behold, you have actually blessed them!"



Cross References

Genesis 13:16

"I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth, so that if anyone can number the dust of the earth, then your descendants can also be numbered.

Psalm 37:37

Mark the blameless man, and behold the upright; For the man of peace will have a posterity.

Psalm 116:15

Precious in the sight of the LORD Is the death of His godly ones.

Genesis 28:14

"Your descendants will also be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and in you and in your descendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

Revelation 14:13

And I heard a voice from heaven, saying, "Write, 'Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on!'" "Yes," says the Spirit, "so that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow with them."

Genesis 22:17

indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your seed shall possess the gate of their enemies.

Numbers 2:9

"The total of the numbered men of the camp of Judah: 186,400, by their armies. They shall set out first.

Numbers 2:16

"The total of the numbered men of the camp of Reuben: 151,450 by their armies. And they shall set out second.

Numbers 2:24

"The total of the numbered men of the camp of Ephraim: 108,100, by their armies. And they shall set out third.

Numbers 2:31

"The total of the numbered men of the camp of Dan was 157,600. They shall set out last by their standards."

Proverbs 14:32

The wicked is thrust down by his wrongdoing, But the righteous has a refuge when he dies.

Isaiah 57:1-2

The righteous man perishes, and no man takes it to heart; And devout men are taken away, while no one understands For the righteous man is taken away from evil,

Luke 2:29-30

"Now Lord, You are releasing Your bond-servant to depart in peace, According to Your word;

1 Corinthians 3:21-22

So then let no one boast in men For all things belong to you,

1 Corinthians 15:53-57

For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality.

2 Corinthians 5:1

For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

Philippians 1:21-23

For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.

2 Timothy 4:6-8

For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come.

2 Peter 1:13-15

I consider it right, as long as I am in this earthly dwelling, to stir you up by way of reminder,



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