Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

God is not a man who lies,
or a son of man who changes His mind.
Does He speak and not act,
or promise and not fulfill?

New American Standard Bible

God is not a man, that He should lie,
Nor a son of man, that He should repent;
Has He said, and will He not do it?
Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

King James Version

God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

International Standard Version

God is not a human male he doesn't lie, nor is he a human being he never vacillates. Once he speaks up, he's going to act, isn't he? Once he makes a promise, he'll fulfill it, won't he?

A Conservative Version

God is not a man, that he should lie, neither the son of man, that he should repent. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not make it good?

American Standard Version

God is not a man, that he should lie, Neither the son of man, that he should repent: Hath he said, and will he not do it? Or hath he spoken, and will he not make it good?

Amplified


“God is not a man, that He should lie,
Nor a son of man, that He should repent.
Has He said, and will He not do it?
Or has He spoken and will He not make it good and fulfill it?

Bible in Basic English

God is not a man, to say what is false; or the son of man, that his purpose may be changed: what he has said, will he not do? and will he not give effect to the words of his mouth

Darby Translation

God is not a man, that he should lie; neither a son of man, that he should repent. Shall he say and not do? and shall he speak and not make it good?

Julia Smith Translation

God is not man, and will he lie? and the son of man, and will he grieve? Did he say, and will he not do? and speak, and will he not establish?

King James 2000

God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: has he said, and shall he not do it? or has he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

Lexham Expanded Bible

God [is] not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of humankind, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do [it]? And has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it

Modern King James verseion

God is not a man that He should lie, neither the son of man that He should repent. Has He said, and shall He not do it? Or has He spoken, and shall He not make it good?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The Lord God is not a man, that he can lie; neither the son of a man, that he can repent! Should he say, and not do? Or should he speak, and not make it good?

NET Bible

God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a human being, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not make it happen?

New Heart English Bible

God is not a man, that he should lie, nor the son of man, that he should repent. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not make it good?

The Emphasized Bible

GOD is, not a man, that he should lie, Nor a son of Adam, that he should repent, - Hath, he, said, and will not perform? Yea spoken, and will not make it stand fast?

Webster

God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoke, and shall he not make it good?

World English Bible

God is not a man, that he should lie, nor the son of man, that he should repent. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not make it good?

Youngs Literal Translation

God is not a man -- and lieth, And a son of man -- and repenteth! Hath He said -- and doth He not do it? And spoken -- and doth He not confirm it?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
God
אל 
'el 
Usage: 114

is not a man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

כּזב 
Kazab 
Usage: 17

of man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

נחם 
Nacham 
Usage: 108

and shall he not do

Usage: 0

it or hath he spoken
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

Devotionals

Devotionals about Numbers 23:19

Devotionals containing Numbers 23:19

References

Images Numbers 23:19

Prayers for Numbers 23:19

Context Readings

Balaam Prophesies Again

18 Balaam proclaimed his poem:

Balak, get up and listen;
son of Zippor, pay attention to what I say!
19 God is not a man who lies,
or a son of man who changes His mind.
Does He speak and not act,
or promise and not fulfill?
20 I have indeed received a command to bless;
since He has blessed, I cannot change it.



Cross References

1 Samuel 15:29

Furthermore, the Eternal One of Israel does not lie or change His mind, for He is not man who changes his mind.”

Malachi 3:6

“Because I, Yahweh, have not changed, you descendants of Jacob have not been destroyed.

James 1:17

Every generous act and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights; with Him there is no variation or shadow cast by turning.

Titus 1:2

in the hope of eternal life that God, who cannot lie, promised before time began.

Romans 11:29

since God’s gracious gifts and calling are irrevocable.

Hebrews 6:18

so that through two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to seize the hope set before us.

1 Chronicles 17:17

This was a little thing to You, God, for You have spoken about Your servant’s house in the distant future. You regard me as a man of distinction, Lord God.

Psalm 89:35

Once and for all
I have sworn an oath by My holiness;
I will not lie to David.

Hosea 11:9

I will not vent the full fury of My anger;
I will not turn back to destroy Ephraim.
For I am God and not man,
the Holy One among you;
I will not come in rage.

Micah 7:20

You will show loyalty to Jacob
and faithful love to Abraham,
as You swore to our fathers
from days long ago.

Habakkuk 2:3

For the vision is yet for the appointed time;
it testifies about the end and will not lie.
Though it delays, wait for it,
since it will certainly come and not be late.

Luke 21:33

Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.

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