Parallel Verses

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!

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!

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.

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!

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.

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."

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 
Usage: 839

the death
מות 
Maveth 
Usage: 156

and let my last
אחרית 
'achariyth 
Usage: 61

References

Context Readings

Balaam's First Oracle

9 For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him: lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations. 10 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! 11 And Balak said unto Balaam, What have you done unto me? I took you to curse my enemies, and, behold, you have blessed them altogether.



Cross References

Genesis 13:16

And I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall your descendants also be numbered.

Psalm 37:37

Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.

Psalm 116:15

Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

Genesis 28:14

And your descendants shall be as the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad 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 unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on: Yea, says the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them.

Genesis 22:17

That in blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies;

Numbers 2:9

All that were numbered in the camp of Judah were a hundred and fourscore thousand and six thousand and four hundred, according to their armies. These shall first set forth.

Numbers 2:16

All that were numbered in the camp of Reuben were a hundred and fifty and one thousand and four hundred and fifty, according to their armies. And they shall go forth second.

Numbers 2:24

All that were numbered of the camp of Ephraim were a hundred and eight thousand and a hundred, according to their armies. And they shall go forward third.

Numbers 2:31

All they that were numbered in the camp of Dan were a hundred and fifty and seven thousand and six hundred. They shall go last with their standards.

Proverbs 14:32

The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous has hope in his death.

Isaiah 57:1-2

The righteous perishes, and no man lays it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.

Luke 2:29-30

Lord, now let your servant depart in peace, according to your word:

1 Corinthians 3:21-22

Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours;

1 Corinthians 15:53-57

For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

2 Corinthians 5:1

For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of 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 now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.

2 Peter 1:13-15

Yea, I think it right, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance;

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