Parallel Verses

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.

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.’

Bible in Basic English

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.

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

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 And he returned unto him, and, lo, he stood by his burnt sacrifice, he, and all the leaders of Moab. 7 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. 8 How shall I curse, whom God has not cursed? or how shall I denounce, whom the LORD has not denounced?



Cross References

Numbers 22:5-6

He sent messengers therefore unto Balaam the son of Beor to Pethor, which is by the river of the land of the children of his people, to call him, saying, Behold, there is a people come out from Egypt: behold, they cover the face of the earth, and they abide over opposite me:

Numbers 23:18

And he took up his oracle, and said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; hearken unto me, you son of Zippor:

Numbers 24:3

And he took up his oracle, and said, Balaam the son of Beor has said, and the man whose eyes are open has said:

Deuteronomy 23:4

Because they met you not with bread and with water in the way, when you came forth out of Egypt; and because they hired against you Balaam the son of Beor of Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse you.

Numbers 24:15

And he took up his oracle, and said, Balaam the son of Beor has said, and the man whose eyes are open has said:

Numbers 24:23

And he took up his oracle, and said, Alas, who shall live when God does this!

Job 27:1

Moreover Job continued his discourse, and said,

Job 29:1

Moreover Job continued his discourse, and said,

Psalm 78:2

I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:

Micah 2:4

In that day shall one take up a parable against you, and lament with a doleful lamentation, and say, We are utterly ruined: he has changed the portion of my people: how he has removed it from me! turning away he has divided our fields.

Genesis 10:22

The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arpachshad, and Lud, and Aram.

Genesis 28:2

Arise, go to Paddanaram, to the house of Bethuel your mother's father; and take you a wife from there of the daughters of Laban your mother's brother.

Genesis 28:7

And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Paddanaram;

Numbers 22:11

Behold, there is a people come out of Egypt, who cover the face of the earth: come now, curse them for me; perhaps I shall be able to overcome them, and drive them out.

Numbers 22:17

For I will promote you unto very great honor, and I will do whatsoever you say unto me: come therefore, I pray you, curse for me this people.

Numbers 24:21

And he looked on the Kenites, and took up his oracle, and said, Strong is your dwelling place, and you put your nest in a rock.

1 Samuel 17:10

And the Philistine said, I defy the armies of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together.

1 Samuel 17:25-26

And the men of Israel said, Have you seen this man that has come up? surely to defy Israel has he come up: and it shall be, that the man who kills him, the king will enrich him with great riches, and will give him his daughter, and make his father's house free in Israel.

1 Samuel 17:36

Your servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God.

1 Samuel 17:45

Then said David to the Philistine, You come to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.

2 Samuel 21:21

And when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimei the brother of David slew him.

2 Samuel 23:9

And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David, when they defied the Philistines that were there gathered together to battle, and the men of Israel had gone away:

Proverbs 26:2

As the bird by flitting, as the swallow by flying, so the curse without cause shall not alight.

Ezekiel 17:2

Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable unto the house of Israel;

Ezekiel 20:49

Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! they say of me, Does he not speak parables?

Habakkuk 2:6

Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, Woe to him that increases that which is not his! how long? and to him that loads himself with many pledges!

Matthew 13:33

Another parable spoke he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

Matthew 13:35

That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.

Mark 12:12

And they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people: for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and they left him, and went their way.

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