Parallel Verses

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

Verse Picture

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 And he will take up his parable, and say, Rise up, Balak, and hear; and give ear to me, son of Zippor: 19 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? 20 Behold, I was taken to praise: and he praised and I shall not turn it back.



Cross References

1 Samuel 15:29

And also the glory of Israel will not lie, and he will not lament: for he not a man to lament.

Malachi 3:6

For I am Jehovah, I changed not; and ye the sons of Jacob were not finished.

James 1:17

Every good donation and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom not one change, or shadow of turning.

Titus 1:2

In hope of eternal life, (which God, not false, promised before eternal times;

Romans 11:29

For the favors and calling of God not causing repentance.

Hebrews 6:18

That by two unalterable deeds, in which it is impossible for God to deceive we might have a strong consolation, taking refuge in holding firmly the hope set before:

1 Chronicles 17:17

And this will be small in thine eyes, O God; and thou wilt speak upon the house of thy servant to far off, and thou sawest me according to the manner of the man of the ascent, O Jehovah God.

Psalm 89:35

Once did I swear in my holy place if I shall lie to David.

Hosea 11:9

I will not do the burning of mine anger, I will not turn back to destroy Ephraim: for I am God, and not a man; the Holy One in the midst of thee: and I will not come into the city.

Micah 7:20

Thou wilt give truth to Jacob, mercy to Abraham, which thou didst swear to our fathers from the days of old.

Habakkuk 2:3

For yet the vision for the appointment, and it shall breathe to the end, and it shall not lie: if it shall delay, wait for it; for coming, it will come; and it shall not delay.

Luke 21:33

Heaven and earth shall pass away: and my words shall not pass away.

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