Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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.

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, 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? 20 Behold, I have received a command to bless. He has blessed, and I can't reverse it. 21 He has not seen iniquity in Jacob. Neither has he seen perverseness in Israel. Yahweh his God is with him. The shout of a king is among them.



Cross References

Genesis 22:17

that I will bless you greatly, and I will multiply your seed greatly like the stars of the heavens, and like the sand which is on the seashore. Your seed will possess the gate of his enemies.

Numbers 22:12

God said to Balaam, "You shall not go with them. You shall not curse the people; for they are blessed."

Genesis 12:2

I will make of you a great nation. I will bless you and make your name great. You will be a blessing.

Numbers 22:18

Balaam answered the servants of Balak, "If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I can't go beyond the word of Yahweh my God, to do less or more.

Isaiah 43:13

Yes, since the day was I am he; and there is no one who can deliver out of my hand. I will work, and who can hinder it?"

John 10:27-29

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

Romans 8:38-39

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,

1 Peter 1:5

who by the power of God are guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

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."

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