Parallel Verses

World English Bible

Balak said to Balaam, "What have you done to me? I took you to curse my enemies, and behold, you have blessed them altogether."

New American Standard Bible

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!”

King James Version

And Balak said unto Balaam, What hast thou done unto me? I took thee to curse mine enemies, and, behold, thou hast blessed them altogether.

Holman Bible

“What have you done to me?” Balak asked Balaam. “I brought you to curse my enemies, but look, you have only blessed them!”

International Standard Version

"What are you doing to me?" Balak asked Balaam. "I brought you to curse my enemies, not pronounce a blessing!"

A Conservative Version

And Balak said to Balaam, What have thou done to me? I took thee to curse my enemies, and, behold, thou have blessed them altogether.

American Standard Version

And Balak said unto Balaam, What hast thou done unto me? I took thee to curse mine enemies, and, behold, thou hast blessed them altogether.

Amplified

Then Balak said to Balaam, “What have you done to me? I brought you to curse my enemies, but here you have [thoroughly] blessed them instead!”

Bible in Basic English

Then Balak said to Balaam, What have you done to me? I sent for you so that my haters might be cursed, and see, you have given them a blessing.

Darby Translation

And Balak said to Balaam, What hast thou done to me? I took thee to curse mine enemies, and behold, thou hast blessed them altogether.

Julia Smith Translation

And Balak will say to Balaam, What didst thou to me? To curse mine enemies I took thee, and behold, praising, thou didst praise.

King James 2000

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And Balak said to Balaam, "What have you done to me? I took you to curse my enemies, and look, you have surely blessed them!"

Modern King James verseion

And Balak said to Balaam, What have you done to me? I took you to curse my enemies, and behold, you have kept on blessing them!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And Balak said unto Balaam, "What hast thou done unto me? I fetched thee to curse mine enemies: and behold, thou blessest them!"

NET Bible

Then Balak said to Balaam, "What have you done to me? I brought you to curse my enemies, but on the contrary you have only blessed them!"

New Heart English Bible

Balak said to Balaam, "What have you done to me? I took you to curse my enemies, and behold, you have blessed them altogether."

The Emphasized Bible

Then said Balak unto Balaam, What hast thou done for me? To revile mine enemies, I summoned thee, and lo! thou hast kept on blessing.

Webster

And Balak said to Balaam, What hast thou done to me? I took thee to curse my enemies, and behold, thou hast blessed them altogether.

Youngs Literal Translation

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;'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
בּלק 
Balaq 
Usage: 43

בּלעם 
Bil`am 
Usage: 61

unto me I took
לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

thee to curse
קבב 
Qabab 
curse, at all
Usage: 11

אויב איב 
'oyeb 
Usage: 272

and, behold, thou hast blessed
בּרך 
Barak 
Usage: 330

Verse Info

Context Readings

Balaam Relocates

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." 12 He answered and said, "Must I not take heed to speak that which Yahweh puts in my mouth?"



Cross References

Numbers 24:10

Balak's anger was kindled against Balaam, and he struck his hands together; and Balak said to Balaam, "I called you to curse my enemies, and, behold, you have altogether blessed them these three times.

Numbers 22:11

Behold, the people that is come out of Egypt, it covers the surface of the earth: now, come curse me them; perhaps I shall be able to fight against them, and shall drive them out.'"

Nehemiah 13:2

because they didn't meet the children of Israel with bread and with water, but hired Balaam against them, to curse them: however our God turned the curse into a blessing.

Numbers 22:17

for I will promote you to very great honor, and whatever you say to me I will do. Please come therefore, and curse this people for me.'"

Numbers 23:7-8

He took up his parable, and said, "From Aram has Balak brought me, the king of Moab from the mountains of the East. Come, curse Jacob for me. Come, defy Israel.

Psalm 109:17-20

Yes, he loved cursing, and it came to him. He didn't delight in blessing, and it was far from him.

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