Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

“Behold, I have received a command to bless;
When He has blessed, then I cannot revoke it.

King James Version

Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it.

Holman Bible

I have indeed received a command to bless;
since He has blessed, I cannot change it.

International Standard Version

Look! I've received a blessing, and so I will bless. I won't withdraw it.

A Conservative Version

Behold, I have received to bless. And he has blessed, and I cannot reverse it.

American Standard Version

Behold, I have received commandment to bless: And he hath blessed, and I cannot reverse it.

Amplified


“Behold, I have received His command to bless [Israel].
He has blessed, and I cannot reverse it.

Bible in Basic English

See, I have had orders to give blessing: and he has given a blessing which I have no power to take away.

Darby Translation

Behold, I have received mission to bless; and he hath blessed, and I cannot reverse it.

Julia Smith Translation

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

King James 2000

Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he has blessed; and I cannot reverse it.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Behold, I have received [a command] to bless; when he has blessed, I cannot cause it to return.

Modern King James verseion

Behold, I have received word to bless. And He has blessed, and I cannot reverse it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Behold: I have begun to bless, and have blessed; and cannot go back therefrom.

NET Bible

Indeed, I have received a command to bless; he has blessed, and I cannot reverse it.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

Lo! to bless, have I received command , - And I will bless, nor will I take it back.

Webster

Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he hath blessed, and I cannot reverse it.

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

Lo, to bless I have received: Yea, He blesseth, and I can not reverse it.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

and he hath blessed
בּרך 
Barak 
Usage: 330

and I cannot reverse
שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

References

Context Readings

Balaam Prophesies Again

19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent; he said and shall he not do it? He spoke and shall he not execute it? 20 “Behold, I have received a command to bless;
When He has blessed, then I cannot revoke it.
21 He has not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither has he seen rebellion in Israel; the LORD his God is with him, and the battle-cry of a king is in him.



Cross References

Genesis 22:17

that in blessing I will bless thee and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gates of his enemies;

Numbers 22:12

Then God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; neither shalt thou curse the people; for they are blessed.

Genesis 12:2

and I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing.

Numbers 22:18

And Balaam answered and said unto the slaves of Balak, If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the word of the LORD my God, to do anything small or great.

Isaiah 43:13

Even before the day was I existed; and there is no one that can deliver out of my hand; if I work, who shall hinder it?

John 10:27-29

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me;

Romans 8:38-39

Therefore I am certain that neither death nor life nor angels nor principalities nor powers nor things present nor things to come

1 Peter 1:5

who are kept in the virtue of God by faith, to attain unto the saving health which is made ready to be manifested in the last time.

Numbers 22:38

And Balaam said unto Balak, Behold, I am come unto thee; may I now say something? The word that God puts in my mouth, that shall I speak.

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