Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

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

World English Bible

Behold, I have received a command to bless. He has blessed, and I can't 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 -- 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. 21 He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, Nor hath He seen perverseness in Israel; Jehovah his God is with him, And a shout of a king is in him.



Cross References

Genesis 22:17

that blessing I bless thee, and multiplying I multiply thy seed as stars of the heavens, and as sand which is on the sea-shore; and thy seed doth possess the gate of his enemies;

Numbers 22:12

and God saith unto Balaam, 'Thou dost not go with them; thou dost not curse the people; for it is blessed.'

Genesis 12:2

And I make thee become a great nation, and bless thee, and make thy name great; and be thou a blessing.

Numbers 22:18

And Balaam answereth and saith unto the servants of Balak, 'If Balak doth give to me the fulness of his house of silver and gold, I am not able to pass over the command of Jehovah my God, to do a little or a great thing;

Isaiah 43:13

Even from the day I am He, And there is no deliverer from My hand, I work, and who doth turn it back?

John 10:27-29

according as I said to you: My sheep my voice do hear, and I know them, and they follow me,

Romans 8:38-39

for I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor messengers, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present,

1 Peter 1:5

who, in the power of God are being guarded, through faith, unto salvation, ready to be revealed in the last time,

Numbers 22:38

And Balaam saith unto Balak, 'Lo, I have come unto thee; now -- am I at all able to speak anything? the word which God setteth in my mouth -- it I do speak.'

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