Parallel Verses

World English Bible

He took up his parable, and said, "Balaam the son of Beor says, the man whose eye was closed says;

New American Standard Bible

He took up his discourse and said,
The oracle of Balaam the son of Beor,
And the oracle of the man whose eye is opened,

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

Then he proclaimed his poem:

The oracle of Balaam son of Beor,
the oracle of the man whose eyes are opened;

International Standard Version

Then Balaam uttered this prophetic statement: "The declaration by Beor's son Balaam, a declaration by the strong, blind man.

A Conservative Version

And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor says, and the man whose eye was closed says,

American Standard Version

And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor saith, And the man whose eye was closed saith;

Amplified

He took up his [fourth] discourse (oracle) and said:

“The oracle of Balaam the son of Beor,
The oracle of the man whose eye is opened,

Bible in Basic English

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:

Darby Translation

And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor saith, and the man of opened eye saith,

Julia Smith Translation

And he will take up his parable, and say, Balaam the son of Beor, said, and the man of unclosed eye, said:

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

And he {uttered} his oracle and said, "The declaration of Balaam son of Beor, and the declaration of the man whose eye is closed,

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he began his parable and said, "Balaam the son of Beor hath said; and the man that hath his eye open hath said;

NET Bible

Then he uttered this oracle: "The oracle of Balaam son of Beor; the oracle of the man whose eyes are open;

New Heart English Bible

He took up his parable, and said, "Balaam the son of Beor says, the man whose eye was closed says;

The Emphasized Bible

So he took up his parable and said, - The oracle of Balaam, son of Beer, Yea the oracle of the man, of opened eye;

Webster

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

Youngs Literal Translation

And he taketh up his simile, and saith: 'An affirmation of Balaam son of Beor -- And an affirmation of the man whose eyes are shut --

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

בּלעם 
Bil`am 
Usage: 61

of Beor
בּעור 
B@`owr 
Usage: 10

נאם 
N@'um 
Usage: 376

and the man
גּבר 
Geber 
Usage: 65

שׁתם 
Shatham 
Usage: 2

References

Hastings

Smith

Context Readings

Balaam Continues To Utter Oracles

14 Now, behold, I go to my people: come, [and] I will inform you what this people shall do to your people in the latter days." 15 He took up his parable, and said, "Balaam the son of Beor says, the man whose eye was closed says; 16 he says, who hears the words of God, knows the knowledge of the Most High, and who sees the vision of the Almighty, Falling down, and having his eyes open:



Cross References

Numbers 23:7

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.

Numbers 24:3-4

He took up his parable, and said, "Balaam the son of Beor says, the man whose eye was closed says;

Numbers 23:18

He took up his parable, and said, "Rise up, Balak, and hear! Listen to me, you son of Zippor.

Job 27:1

Job again took up his parable, and said,

Matthew 13:35

that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying, "I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things hidden from the foundation of the world."

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