Parallel Verses

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!'

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!

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!"

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 rocks I see it, And from heights I behold it; Lo a people! alone it doth tabernacle, And among nations doth not reckon itself. 10 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!' 11 And Balak saith unto Balaam, 'What hast thou done to me? to pierce mine enemies I have taken thee -- and lo, thou hast certainly blessed;'



Cross References

Genesis 13:16

And I have set thy seed as dust of the earth, so that, if one is able to number the dust of the earth, even thy seed is numbered;

Psalm 37:37

Observe the perfect, and see the upright, For the latter end of each is peace.

Psalm 116:15

Precious in the eyes of Jehovah is the death for His saints.

Genesis 28:14

and thy seed hath been as the dust of the land, and thou hast broken forth westward, and eastward, and northward, and southward, and all families of the ground have been blessed in thee and in thy seed.

Revelation 14:13

And I heard a voice out of the heaven saying to me, 'Write: Happy are the dead who in the Lord are dying from this time!' 'Yes, (saith the Spirit,) That they may rest from their labours -- and their works do follow them!'

Genesis 22:17

that blessing I bless thee, and multiplying I multiply thy seed as stars of the heavens, and as sand which is on the sea-shore; and thy seed doth possess the gate of his enemies;

Numbers 2:9

all those numbered of the camp of Judah are a hundred thousand, and eighty thousand, and six thousand, and four hundred, by their hosts; they journey first.

Numbers 2:16

All those numbered of the camp of Reuben are a hundred thousand, and one and fifty thousand, and four hundred and fifty, by their hosts; and they journey second.

Numbers 2:24

All those numbered of the camp of Ephraim are a hundred thousand, and eight thousand, and a hundred, by their hosts; and they journey third.

Numbers 2:31

All those numbered of the camp of Dan are a hundred thousand, and seven and fifty thousand, and six hundred; at the rear they journey, by their standards.

Proverbs 14:32

In his wickedness is the wicked driven away, And trustful in his death is the righteous.

Isaiah 57:1-2

The righteous hath perished, And there is none laying it to heart, And men of kindness are gathered, Without any considering that from the face of evil Gathered is the righteous one.

Luke 2:29-30

'Now Thou dost send away Thy servant, Lord, according to Thy word, in peace,

1 Corinthians 3:21-22

So then, let no one glory in men, for all things are yours,

1 Corinthians 15:53-57

for it behoveth this corruptible to put on incorruption, and this mortal to put on immortality;

2 Corinthians 5:1

For we have known that if our earthly house of the tabernacle may be thrown down, a building from God we have, an house not made with hands -- age-during -- in the heavens,

Philippians 1:21-23

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

2 Timothy 4:6-8

for I am already being poured out, and the time of my release hath arrived;

2 Peter 1:13-15

and I think right, so long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up in reminding you,

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