Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

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

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

Balaam answered, “Must I not be obedient and careful to 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?

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 And Balak will say to Balaam, What didst thou to me? To curse mine enemies I took thee, and behold, praising, thou didst praise. 12 And he will answer and say, What Jehovah shall put in my mouth shall I not watch, to speak? 13 And Balak will say to him, Come now with me to another place, where thou. shalt see him from thence: thou shalt see only their extremity, and thou shalt not see them all: and curse him to me from thence.



Cross References

Numbers 22:38

And Balaam will say to Balak, Behold, I come to thee: being able, shall I be able to speak any thing? the word which Jehovah shall put in my mouth I will speak it

Numbers 22:20

And God will come to Balaam at night, and say to him, If the men have come to call to thee, rise up, go with them, and only the word which I shall speak to thee, thou shalt do it

Numbers 23:20

Behold, I was taken to praise: and he praised and I shall not turn it back.

Numbers 23:26

And Balsam will answer and say to Balak, Spake I not to thee, saying, All which Jehovah shall speak I will do it?

Numbers 24:13

If Balak will give to me his house full of silver and gold, I shall not be able to pass by the mouth of Jehovah, to do good or evil from my heart; what Jehovah shall speak I will speak it

Proverbs 26:25

When his voice will compassionate, thou shalt not believe him, for seven abominations in his heart

Romans 16:18

For such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by specious language and praise completely deceive the hearts of the innocent.

Titus 1:16

They confess to know God; and in works they deny, being abominable, and disobedient, and to every good work not tried.

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