Parallel Verses

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?

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?

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?

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 taketh up his simile, and saith: 'Rise, Balak, and hear; Give ear unto me, son of Zippor! 19 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? 20 Lo, to bless I have received: Yea, He blesseth, and I can not reverse it.



Cross References

1 Samuel 15:29

and also, the Pre-eminence of Israel doth not lie nor repent, for He is not a man to be penitent.'

Malachi 3:6

For I am Jehovah, I have not changed, And ye, the sons of Jacob, Ye have not been consumed.

James 1:17

every good giving, and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the lights, with whom is no variation, or shadow of turning;

Titus 1:2

upon hope of life age-during, which God, who doth not lie, did promise before times of ages,

Romans 11:29

for unrepented of are the gifts and the calling of God;

Hebrews 6:18

that through two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, a strong comfort we may have who did flee for refuge to lay hold on the hope set before us,

1 Chronicles 17:17

And this is small in Thine eyes, O God, and Thou speakest concerning the house of thy servant afar off, and hast seen me as a type of the man who is on high, O Jehovah God!

Psalm 89:35

Once I have sworn by My holiness, I lie not to David,

Hosea 11:9

I do not the fierceness of My anger, I turn not back to destroy Ephraim, For God I am, and not a man. In thy midst the Holy One, and I enter not in enmity,

Micah 7:20

Thou givest truth to Jacob, kindness to Abraham, That thou hast sworn to our fathers, from the days of antiquity!

Habakkuk 2:3

For yet the vision is for a season, And it breatheth for the end, and doth not lie, If it tarry, wait for it, For surely it cometh, it is not late.

Luke 21:33

the heaven and the earth shall pass away, but my words may not pass away.

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