Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

A declaration from one who hears what God has to say, who knows what the Most High knows, who saw the vision that the Almighty revealed, who keeps stumbling with open eyes.

New American Standard Bible

The oracle of him who hears the words of God, And knows the knowledge of the Most High, Who sees the vision of the Almighty, Falling down, yet having his eyes uncovered.

King James Version

He hath said, which heard the words of God, and knew the knowledge of the most High, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open:

Holman Bible

the oracle of one who hears the sayings of God
and has knowledge from the Most High,
who sees a vision from the Almighty,
who falls into a trance with his eyes uncovered:

A Conservative Version

he says who hears the words of God, and knows the knowledge of the Most High, who sees the vision of the Almighty, falling down, and having his eyes open:

American Standard Version

He saith, who heareth the words of God, And knoweth the knowledge of the Most High, Who seeth the vision of the Almighty, Falling down, and having his eyes open:

Amplified

He speaks, who heard the words of God and knew the knowledge of the Most High, who saw the vision of the Almighty, falling down, but having his eyes open and uncovered:

Bible in Basic English

He says, whose ear is open to the words of God, who has knowledge of the Most High, who has seen the vision of the Ruler of all, falling down and having his eyes open:

Darby Translation

He saith, who heareth the words of God, who knoweth the knowledge of the Most High, Who seeth the vision of the Almighty, who falleth down, and who hath his eyes open:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

he who has heard the words of God has said, and he who knows the knowledge of the most High, he who saw the vision of the Almighty, fallen, but having his eyes open:

Julia Smith Translation

He said, hearing the sayings of God, honoring the knowledge of the Most High, he will see the vision of the Almighty, falling, and the eyes being uncovered:

King James 2000

He has said, who heard the words of God, and knew the knowledge of the most High, who saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open:

Lexham Expanded Bible

the declaration of the hearer of God's words, and the knower of the knowledge of the Most High, who sees the vision of Shaddai, who is falling, and [his] eyes [are] revealed.

Modern King James verseion

he has said, he who heard the words of God and knew the knowledge of the Most High, who sees the vision of the Almighty, falling down but having his eyes open;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and he hath said, that heareth the words of God and hath the knowledge of the most high and beholdeth the vision of the almighty, and when he falleth down hath his eyes opened:

NET Bible

the oracle of the one who hears the words of God, and who knows the knowledge of the Most High, who sees a vision from the Almighty, although falling flat on the ground with eyes open:

New Heart English Bible

he says, who hears the words of God, knows the knowledge of the Most High, and who sees the vision of Shaddai, Falling down, and having his eyes open:

The Emphasized Bible

The oracle of one hearing sayings of GOD, And knowing the knowledge of the Most High, - Who the sight of the Almighty, receiveth in vision, Who falleth down but hath unveiled eyes: -

Webster

He hath said, who heard the words of God, and knew the knowledge of the Most High, who saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open:

World English Bible

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:

Youngs Literal Translation

An affirmation of him who is hearing sayings of God -- And knowing knowledge of the Most High; A vision of the Almighty he seeth, Falling -- and eyes uncovered:

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
He hath said
נאם 
N@'um 
Usage: 376

the words
אמר 
'emer 
Usage: 49

of God
אל 
'el 
Usage: 114

the knowledge
דּעת 
Da`ath 
Usage: 91

of the most High
עליון 
'elyown 
Usage: 53

חזה 
Chazah 
Usage: 54

the vision
מחזה 
Machazeh 
Usage: 4

of the Almighty
שׁדּי 
Shadday 
Usage: 48

References

Context Readings

Balaam Continues To Utter Oracles

15 Then Balaam uttered this prophetic statement: "The declaration by Beor's son Balaam, a declaration by the strong, blind man. 16 A declaration from one who hears what God has to say, who knows what the Most High knows, who saw the vision that the Almighty revealed, who keeps stumbling with open eyes. 17 I can see him, but not right now. I observe him, but from a distance. A star streams forth from Jacob; a scepter arises from Israel. He will crush Moab's forehead, along with all of Seth's descendants.



Cross References

Numbers 24:4

A declaration from one who hears what God has to say, who saw the vision that the Almighty revealed, who keeps stumbling with open eyes.

2 Samuel 23:1-2

This was David's last composition: The oracle of David, son of Jesse, an oracle by the valiant one who was exalted anointed by the God of Jacob, the contented psalm writer of Israel.

1 Corinthians 8:1

Now concerning food offered to idols: We know that we all possess knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.

1 Corinthians 13:2

If I have the gift of prophecy and can understand all secrets and every form of knowledge, and if I have absolute faith so as to move mountains but have no love, I am nothing.

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