Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

And Balaam seeth that it is good in the eyes of Jehovah to bless Israel, and he hath not gone as time by time to meet enchantments, and he setteth towards the wilderness his face;

New American Standard Bible

When Balaam saw that it pleased the Lord to bless Israel, he did not go as at other times to seek omens but he set his face toward the wilderness.

King James Version

And when Balaam saw that it pleased the LORD to bless Israel, he went not, as at other times, to seek for enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness.

Holman Bible

Since Balaam saw that it pleased the Lord to bless Israel, he did not go to seek omens as on previous occasions, but turned toward the wilderness.

International Standard Version

When Balaam noticed that the LORD was pleased that Balaam was blessing Israel, he didn't behave as he had time after time before, that is, to practice divination. Instead, he turned with his face to the wilderness,

A Conservative Version

And when Balaam saw that it pleased LORD to bless Israel, he did not go, as at the other times, to meet with omens, but he set his face toward the wilderness.

American Standard Version

And when Balaam saw that it pleased Jehovah to bless Israel, he went not, as at the other times, to meet with enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness.

Amplified

When Balaam saw that it pleased the Lord to bless Israel, he did not go as he had done each time before [superstitiously] to seek omens and signs [in the natural world], but he set his face toward the wilderness (desert).

Bible in Basic English

Now when Balaam saw that it was the Lord's pleasure to give his blessing to Israel, he did not, as at other times, make use of secret arts, but turning his face to the waste land,

Darby Translation

And Balaam saw that it was good in the sight of Jehovah to bless Israel, and he went not, as at other times, to seek for enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness.

Julia Smith Translation

And Balaam will see that it was good in the eyes of Jehovah to praise Israel, and he went not now as before to meet enchantments, and he will set his face to the desert

King James 2000

And when Balaam saw that it pleased the LORD to bless Israel, he went not, as at other times, to seek for enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And Balaam saw that {it pleased} Yahweh to bless Israel, and he did not go {as other times} {to seek out} sorcery; instead, he set his face toward the desert.

Modern King James verseion

And Balaam saw that it pleased Jehovah to bless Israel, and he did not go, as at other times, to seek for secret arts, but he set his face toward the wilderness.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

When Balaam saw that it pleased the LORD that he should bless Israel, he went not as he did twice before to fetch soothsaying, but set his face toward the wilderness,

NET Bible

When Balaam saw that it pleased the Lord to bless Israel, he did not go as at the other times to seek for omens, but he set his face toward the wilderness.

New Heart English Bible

When Balaam saw that it pleased the LORD to bless Israel, he did not go, as at the other times, to meet with omens, but he set his face toward the wilderness.

The Emphasized Bible

And when Balaam saw that it was good in the eyes of Yahweh to bless Israel, he went not as at other times to invoke enchantments, - but set towards the desert, his face.

Webster

And when Balaam saw that it pleased the LORD to bless Israel, he went not, as at other times, to seek for enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness.

World English Bible

When Balaam saw that it pleased Yahweh to bless Israel, he didn't go, as at the other times, to meet with enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness.

Topics

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
בּלעם 
Bil`am 
Usage: 61

saw
ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

the Lord

Usage: 0

to bless
בּרך 
Barak 
Usage: 330

ישׂראל 
Yisra'el 
Usage: 2505

he went
הלך 
Halak 
go, walk, come, ...away, ...along,
Usage: 1545

not, as at other times
פּעמה פּעם 
Pa`am 
Usage: 118

to seek
קראה 
Qir'ah 
Usage: 99

נחשׁ 
Nachash 
Usage: 2

but he set
שׁית 
Shiyth 
Usage: 83

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

References

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

Balaam Continues To Utter Oracles

1 And Balaam seeth that it is good in the eyes of Jehovah to bless Israel, and he hath not gone as time by time to meet enchantments, and he setteth towards the wilderness his face; 2 and Balaam lifteth up his eyes, and seeth Israel tabernacling, by its tribes, and the Spirit of God is upon him,



Cross References

Numbers 23:23

For no enchantment is against Jacob, Nor divination against Israel, At the time it is said of Jacob and Israel, What hath God wrought!

Numbers 23:3

and Balaam saith to Balak, 'Station thyself by thy burnt-offering and I go on, it may be Jehovah doth come to meet me, and the thing which He sheweth me -- I have declared to thee;' and he goeth to a high place.

Numbers 23:15

And he saith unto Balak, 'Station thyself here by thy burnt-offering, and I -- I meet Him there;'

Numbers 22:13

And Balaam riseth in the morning, and saith unto the princes of Balak, 'Go unto your land, for Jehovah is refusing to suffer me to go with you;'

Numbers 23:20

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

Numbers 23:28

And Balak taketh Balaam to the top of Peor, which is looking on the front of the wilderness,

Numbers 31:16

lo, they -- they have been to the sons of Israel, through the word of Balaam, to cause a trespass against Jehovah in the matter of Peor, and the plague is in the company of Jehovah.

1 Samuel 24:20

'And, now, lo, I have known that thou dost certainly reign, and the kingdom of Israel hath stood in thy hand;

1 Samuel 26:2

And Saul riseth, and goeth down unto the wilderness of Ziph, and with him three thousand men, chosen ones of Israel, to seek David in the wilderness of Ziph.

1 Samuel 26:25

And Saul saith unto David, 'Blessed art thou, my son David, also working thou dost work, and also prevailing thou dost prevail.' And David goeth on his way, and Saul hath turned back to his place.

Revelation 2:14

'But I have against thee a few things: That thou hast there those holding the teaching of Balaam, who did teach Balak to cast a stumbling-block before the sons of Israel, to eat idol-sacrifices, and to commit whoredom;

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