Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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?

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?

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 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?" 13 Balak said to him, "Please come with me to another place, where you may see them; you shall see but the utmost part of them, and shall not see them all: and curse me them from there."



Cross References

Numbers 22:38

Balaam said to Balak, "Behold, I have come to you: have I now any power at all to speak anything? The word that God puts in my mouth, that shall I speak."

Numbers 22:20

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

Numbers 23:20

Behold, I have received a command to bless. He has blessed, and I can't reverse it.

Numbers 23:26

But Balaam answered Balak, "Didn't I tell you, saying, 'All that Yahweh speaks, that I must do?'"

Numbers 24:13

'If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I can't go beyond the word of Yahweh, to do either good or bad of my own mind. I will say what Yahweh says'?

Proverbs 26:25

When his speech is charming, don't believe him; for there are seven abominations in his heart.

Romans 16:18

For those who are such don't serve our Lord, Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by their smooth and flattering speech, they deceive the hearts of the innocent.

Titus 1:16

They profess that they know God, but by their works they deny him, being abominable, disobedient, and unfit for any good work.

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