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And in the words which the Lord had given him he said, From Aram Balak has sent for me, the king of Moab from the mountains of the East: come, put curses on Jacob for me and be angry with Israel.

New American Standard Bible

He took up his discourse and said,
“From Aram Balak has brought me,
Moab’s king from the mountains of the East,
Come curse Jacob for me,
And come, denounce Israel!’

King James Version

And he took up his parable, and said, Balak the king of Moab hath brought me from Aram, out of the mountains of the east, saying, Come, curse me Jacob, and come, defy Israel.

Holman Bible

Balaam proclaimed his poem:

Balak brought me from Aram;
the king of Moab, from the eastern mountains:
“Come, put a curse on Jacob for me;
come, denounce Israel!”

International Standard Version

Then Balaam uttered this prophetic statement: "King Balak of Moab brought me from Aram, from the eastern mountains, and told me, "Come and curse Jacob for me. Come and curse Israel.'

A Conservative Version

And he took up his parable, and said, From Aram Balak has brought me, the king of Moab from the mountains of the East. Come, curse Jacob for me, and come, defy Israel.

American Standard Version

And he took up his parable, and said, From Aram hath Balak brought me, The king of Moab from the mountains of the East: Come, curse me Jacob, And come, defy Israel.

Amplified

Balaam took up his [first] discourse (oracle) and said:

“Balak, the king of Moab, has brought me from Aram (Syria),
from the mountains of the east, [saying,]
‘Come, curse [the descendants of] Jacob for me;
And come, [violently] denounce Israel.’

Darby Translation

And he took up his parable, and said, Balak the king of Moab hath brought me from Aram, from the mountains of the east: Come, curse me Jacob, and come, denounce Israel!

Julia Smith Translation

And he will take up his parable, and say, From Aram, Balak, king of Moab, will transfer me from the mountains of the east; Come curse to me Jacob and come and be angry at Israel

King James 2000

And he took up his oracle, and said, Balak the king of Moab has brought me from Aram, out of the mountains of the east, saying, Come, curse for me Jacob, and come, denounce Israel.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And he lifted up his oracle and said, "From Aram Balak lead me, from the mountains of the east the king of Moab, 'Go for me, curse Jacob, and go, denounce Israel.'

Modern King James verseion

And he took up his parable, and said, Balak the king of Moab has brought me from Aram, out of the mountains of the east, saying, Come, curse Jacob for me, and come, defy Israel.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he began his parable, and said, "Balak the king of Moab hath fetched me from Mesopotamia out of the mountains of the east saying, 'Come and curse me Jacob, come and defy me Israel.'

NET Bible

Then Balaam uttered his oracle, saying, "Balak, the king of Moab, brought me from Aram, out of the mountains of the east, saying, 'Come, pronounce a curse on Jacob for me; come, denounce Israel.'

New Heart English Bible

He took up his parable, and said, "From Aram has Balak brought me, the king of Moab from the mountains of the East. Come, curse Jacob for me. Come, defy Israel.

The Emphasized Bible

So he took up his parable and said, - From Aram, doth Balak conduct me, The king of Moab, from the mountains of the East, Come thou! curse me Jacob, Yea, come thou! rage on Israel.

Webster

And he took up his parable, and said, Balak the king of Moab hath brought me from Aram, out of the mountains of the east, saying, Come, curse Jacob for me, and come, defy Israel.

World English Bible

He took up his parable, and said, "From Aram has Balak brought me, the king of Moab from the mountains of the East. Come, curse Jacob for me. Come, defy Israel.

Youngs Literal Translation

And he taketh up his simile, and saith: 'From Aram he doth lead me -- Balak king of Moab; From mountains of the east: Come -- curse for me Jacob, And come -- be indignant with Israel.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And he took up
נסה נשׂא 
Nasa' 
Usage: 653

משׁל 
Mashal 
Usage: 39

and said

Usage: 0

בּלק 
Balaq 
Usage: 43

the king
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

of Moab
מואב 
Mow'ab 
Usage: 181

נחה 
Nachah 
Usage: 39

me from Aram
ארם 
'Aram 
Usage: 132

out of the mountains
הרר 
Harar 
Usage: 13

of the east
קדמה קדם 
Qedem 
Usage: 87

ילך 
Yalak 
Usage: 0

ארר 
'arar 
Usage: 63

me Jacob
יעקב 
Ya`aqob 
Usage: 349

and come
ילך 
Yalak 
Usage: 0

זעם 
Za`am 
Usage: 12

Context Readings

Balaam's First Oracle

6 So he went back to him where he was waiting by his burned offering with all the chiefs of Moab. 7 And in the words which the Lord had given him he said, From Aram Balak has sent for me, the king of Moab from the mountains of the East: come, put curses on Jacob for me and be angry with Israel. 8 How may I put curses on him who is not cursed by God? how may I be angry with him with whom the Lord is not angry?



Cross References

Numbers 22:5-6

So he sent men to Balaam, son of Beor, at Pethor by the River in the land of the children of his people, saying to him, See, a people has come out of Egypt, covering all the face of the earth, and they have put up their tents opposite to me:

Numbers 23:18

And in the words which the Lord had given him he said, Up! Balak, and give ear; give attention to me, O son of Zippor:

Numbers 24:3

And moved by the spirit, he said, These are the words of Balaam, son of Beor, the words of the man whose eyes are open:

Deuteronomy 23:4

Because they gave you no bread or water on your way, when you came out of Egypt: and they got Balaam, the son of Peor, from Pethor in Aram-naharaim to put curses on you

Numbers 24:15

Then he went on with his story and said, These are the words of Balaam, the son of Beor, the words of him whose eyes are open:

Numbers 24:23

Then he went on with his story and said, But who may keep his life when God does this?

Job 27:1

And Job again took up the word and said,

Job 29:1

And Job again took up the word and said,

Psalm 78:2

Opening my mouth I will give out a story, even the dark sayings of old times;

Micah 2:4

In that day this saying will be said about you, and this song of grief will be made: The heritage of my people is measured out, and there is no one to give it back; those who have made us prisoners have taken our fields from us, and complete destruction has come to us.

Genesis 10:22

These are the sons of Shem: Elam and Asshur and Arpachshad and Lud and Aram.

Genesis 28:2

But go to Paddan-aram, to the house of Bethuel, your mother's father, and there get yourself a wife from the daughters of Laban, your mother's brother.

Genesis 28:7

And that Jacob had done as his father and mother said and had gone to Paddan-aram;

Numbers 22:11

See, the people who have come out of Egypt are covering all the earth: now, put a curse on this people for me, so that I may be able to make war on them, driving them out of the land.

Numbers 22:17

For I will give you a place of very great honour, and whatever you say to me I will do; so come, in answer to my prayer, and put a curse on this people.

Numbers 24:21

And looking on the Kenites he went on with his story and said, Strong is your living-place, and your secret place is safe in the rock.

1 Samuel 17:10

And the Philistine said, I have put to shame the armies of Israel this day; give me a man so that we may have a fight together.

1 Samuel 17:25-26

And the men of Israel said, Have you seen this man? Clearly he has come out to put shame on Israel: and it is certain that if any man overcomes him, the king will give that man great wealth, and will give him his daughter, and make his father's family free in Israel.

1 Samuel 17:36

Your servant has overcome lion and bear: and the fate of this Philistine, who is without circumcision, will be like theirs, seeing that he has put shame on the armies of the living God.

1 Samuel 17:45

Then David said to the Philistine, You come to me with a sword and a spear and a javelin: but I come to you in the name of the Lord of armies, the God of the armies of Israel on which you have put shame.

2 Samuel 21:21

And when he was purposing to put shame on Israel, Jonathan, the son of Shimei, David's brother, put him to death.

2 Samuel 23:9

After him was Eleazar, the son of Dodai the Ahohite, one of the three great fighters, who was with David in Pas-dammim when the Philistines came together there for the fight; and when the men of Israel had gone in flight,

Proverbs 26:2

As the sparrow in her wandering and the swallow in her flight, so the curse does not come without a cause.

Ezekiel 17:2

Son of man, give out a dark saying, and make a comparison for the children of Israel,

Ezekiel 20:49

Then I said, Ah, Lord! they say of me, Is he not a maker of stories?

Habakkuk 2:6

Will not all these take up a word of shame against him and a bitter saying against him, and say, A curse on him who goes on taking what is not his and is weighted down with the property of debtors!

Matthew 13:33

Another story he gave to them: The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took, and put in three measures of meal, till it was all leavened.

Matthew 13:35

That it might come true which was said by the prophet, Opening my mouth, I will give out stories; I will give knowledge of things kept secret from before all time.

Mark 12:12

And they made attempts to take him; but they were in fear of the people, because they saw that the story was against them; and they went away from him.

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