Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He replied, "Must I not be careful to speak what the LORD puts in my mouth?"

King James Version

And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which the LORD hath put in my mouth?

Holman Bible

He answered, "Shouldn't I say exactly what the Lord puts in my mouth?"

International Standard Version

But in response, Balaam asked, "Shouldn't I be careful to communicate only what the LORD puts in my mouth?"

A Conservative Version

And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which LORD puts in my mouth?

American Standard Version

And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which Jehovah putteth in my mouth?

Amplified

And Balaam answered, Must I not be obedient and speak what the Lord has put in my mouth?

Bible in Basic English

And in answer he said, Am I not ordered to say only what the Lord puts into my mouth?

Darby Translation

And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which Jehovah puts in my mouth?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which the LORD has put in my mouth?

Julia Smith Translation

And he will answer and say, What Jehovah shall put in my mouth shall I not watch, to speak?

King James 2000

And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which the LORD has put in my mouth?

Lexham Expanded Bible

He answered and said, "{Should I not speak} what Yahweh puts in my mouth?"

Modern King James verseion

And he answered and said, Must I not be careful to speak that which Jehovah has put in my mouth?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he answered, and said, "Must I not keep that and speak it, which the LORD hath put in my mouth?"

NET Bible

Balaam replied, "Must I not be careful to speak what the Lord has put in my mouth?"

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

And he answered and said, - Was it not to be so that whatsoever Yahweh should put into my mouth, the same, should I take heed to speak?

Webster

And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which the LORD hath put in my mouth?

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

and he answereth and saith, 'That which Jehovah doth put in my mouth -- it do I not take heed to speak?'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ענה 
`anah 
Usage: 329

and said

Usage: 0

Must I not take heed
שׁמר 
Shamar 
Usage: 468

to speak
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

שׂים שׂוּם 
Suwm 
Usage: 580

Context Readings

Balaam Relocates

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!" 12 He replied, "Must I not be careful to speak what the LORD puts in my mouth?" 13 Then Balak said to him, "Please come with me to another place from where you may see them, although you will only see the extreme end of them and will not see all of them; and curse them for me from there."



Cross References

Numbers 22:38

So Balaam said to Balak, "Behold, I have come now to you! Am I able to speak anything at all? The word that God puts in my mouth, that I shall speak."

Numbers 22:20

God came to Balaam at night and said to him, "If the men have come to call you, rise up and go with them; but only the word which I speak to you shall you do."

Numbers 23:20

"Behold, I have received a command to bless; When He has blessed, then I cannot revoke it.

Numbers 23:26

But Balaam replied to Balak, "Did I not tell you, 'Whatever the LORD speaks, that I must do'?"

Numbers 24:13

'Though Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not do anything contrary to the command of the LORD, either good or bad, of my own accord What the LORD speaks, that I will speak'?

Proverbs 26:25

When he speaks graciously, do not believe him, For there are seven abominations in his heart.

Romans 16:18

For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.

Titus 1:16

They profess to know God, but by their deeds they deny Him, being detestable and disobedient and worthless for any good deed.

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