Parallel Verses

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!"

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 even 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 end be like his!”

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!

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."

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!

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. From the hills I see him. Behold, it is a people that dwells alone, and shall 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 righteous! Let my last end be like his!" 11 Balak said to Balaam, "What have you done to me? I took you to curse my enemies, and behold, you have blessed them altogether."



Cross References

Genesis 13:16

I will make your offspring as the dust of the earth, so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then your seed may also be numbered.

Psalm 37:37

Mark the perfect man, and see the upright, for there is a future for the man of peace.

Psalm 116:15

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

Genesis 28:14

Your seed will be as the dust of the earth, and you will spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south. In you and in your seed will all the families of the earth be blessed.

Revelation 14:13

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

Genesis 22:17

that I will bless you greatly, and I will multiply your seed greatly like the stars of the heavens, and like the sand which is on the seashore. Your seed will possess the gate of his enemies.

Numbers 2:9

All who were numbered of the camp of Judah were one hundred eighty-six thousand four hundred, according to their divisions. They shall set out first.

Numbers 2:16

"All who were numbered of the camp of Reuben were one hundred fifty-one thousand four hundred fifty, according to their armies. They shall set out second.

Numbers 2:24

"All who were numbered of the camp of Ephraim were one hundred eight thousand one hundred, according to their divisions. They shall set out third.

Numbers 2:31

"All who were numbered of the camp of Dan were one hundred fifty-seven thousand six hundred. They shall set out last by their standards."

Proverbs 14:32

The wicked is brought down in his calamity, but in death, the righteous has a refuge.

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

"Now you are releasing your servant, Master, according to your word, in peace;

1 Corinthians 3:21-22

Therefore let no one boast 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 the earthly house of our tent is dissolved, 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 offered, and the time of my departure has come.

2 Peter 1:13-15

I think it right, as long as I am in this tent, to stir you up by reminding you;

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