Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

I shall see him and not now: I shall look after him, and not near: a star came forth from Jacob, and a rod rose up from Israel and dashed in pieces the faces of Moab, and undermined all the sons of Seth.

New American Standard Bible

“I see him, but not now;
I behold him, but not near;
A star shall come forth from Jacob,
A scepter shall rise from Israel,
And shall crush through the forehead of Moab,
And tear down all the sons of Sheth.

King James Version

I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.

Holman Bible

I see him, but not now;
I perceive him, but not near.
A star will come from Jacob,
and a scepter will arise from Israel.
He will smash the forehead of Moab
and strike down all the Shethites.

International Standard Version

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.

A Conservative Version

I see him, but not now. I behold him, but not near. There shall come forth a star out of Jacob, and a scepter shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite through the corners of Moab, and break down all the sons of tumult.

American Standard Version

I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not nigh: There shall come forth a star out of Jacob, And a sceptre shall rise out of Israel, And shall smite through the corners of Moab, And break down all the sons of tumult.

Amplified


“I see Him, but not now;
I behold Him, but not near.
A star shall come forth from [the descendants of] Jacob,
A scepter shall rise out of [the descendants of] Israel
And shall crush the forehead of Moab
And destroy all the sons of Sheth.

Bible in Basic English

I see him, but not now: looking on him, but not near: a star will come out of Jacob, and a rod of authority out of Israel, sending destruction to the farthest limits of Moab and on the head of all the sons of Sheth.

Darby Translation

I shall see him, but not now; I shall behold him, but not nigh: There cometh a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and he shall cut in pieces the corners of Moab, and destroy all the sons of tumult.

King James 2000

I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not near: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Scepter shall rise out of Israel, and shall crush the forehead of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near; a star will go out from Jacob, and a scepter will rise from Israel; it will crush the foreheads of Moab and destroy all the children of Seth.

Modern King James verseion

I shall see him, but not now. I shall behold him, but not near. There shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Scepter shall rise out of Israel, and shall strike the corners of Moab, and destroy all the sons of tumult.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I see him but not now, I behold him but not nigh. There shall come a star of Jacob and rise a scepter of Israel, which shall smite the coasts of Moab and undermine all the children of Seth.

NET Bible

I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not close at hand. A star will march forth out of Jacob, and a scepter will rise out of Israel. He will crush the skulls of Moab, and the heads of all the sons of Sheth.

New Heart English Bible

I see him, but not now. I see him, but not near. A star will come out of Jacob. A scepter will rise out of Israel, and shall strike through the corners of Moab, and break down all the sons of Sheth.

The Emphasized Bible

I see One, who is not now, I observe One, who is not nigh, - There hath marched forth a Star out of Jacob. And arisen a Sceptre out of Israel, That hath dishonoured the beard of Mesh, Yea the crown of the head of all the tumultuous;

Webster

I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Scepter shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.

World English Bible

I see him, but not now. I see him, but not near. A star will come out of Jacob. A scepter will rise out of Israel, and shall strike through the corners of Moab, and break down all the sons of Sheth.

Youngs Literal Translation

I see it, but not now; I behold it, but not near; A star hath proceeded from Jacob, And a sceptre hath risen from Israel, And hath smitten corners of Moab, And hath destroyed all sons of Sheth.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

him, but not now I shall behold
שׁוּר 
Shuwr 
Usage: 17

him, but not nigh
קרב קרוב 
Qarowb 
Usage: 77

a Star
כּוכב 
Kowkab 
Usage: 37

out of Jacob
יעקב 
Ya`aqob 
Usage: 349

and a Sceptre
שׁבט 
Shebet 
Usage: 190

out of Israel
ישׂראל 
Yisra'el 
Usage: 2505

and shall smite
מחץ 
Machats 
Usage: 15

the corners
פּאה 
Pe'ah 
Usage: 86

of Moab
מואב 
Mow'ab 
Usage: 181

and destroy
קוּר 
Quwr 
Usage: 5

Images Numbers 24:17

Prayers for Numbers 24:17

Context Readings

Balaam Continues To Utter Oracles

16 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: 17 I shall see him and not now: I shall look after him, and not near: a star came forth from Jacob, and a rod rose up from Israel and dashed in pieces the faces of Moab, and undermined all the sons of Seth. 18 And Edom was an inheritance, and the inheritance of Seir was his enemies; and Israel did in strength.



Cross References

Genesis 49:10

The rod shall not depart from Judah, and a leader from between his feet, till that Shiloh shall come: and to him the obedience of the nations.

2 Samuel 8:2

And he will smite Moab, and measure them with a cord, laying them down upon the earth; and he will measure with two cords to put to death, and a full cord to save alive. And Moab will be to David for servants, lifting up gifts.

Psalm 45:6

Thy throne, O God, forever and ever: a rod of straightness the rod of thy kingdom.

Isaiah 9:7

To the increase of his dominion and to peace no end, upon the throne of David and upon his kingdom to prepare it and to support it in judgment and in justice from now and even to forever: the zeal of Jehovah of armies will do this.

Jeremiah 48:45

They fleeing from the power stood in the shadow of Heshbon: for a fire will come forth from Heshbon, and a flame from the midst of Sihon, and shall consume, the corners of Moab and the crown of the sons of noise.

Zechariah 10:4

From him the chief, from him the nail, from him the bow of war, from him came forth every tyrant together.

Zechariah 12:10

And I poured out upon the house of David and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem the spirit of grace and supplications: and they looked to me whom they pierced, and they mourned for him as mourning for the only begotten, and being embittered for him as being embittered for the first-born.

Luke 1:32-33

He shall be great, and he shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give him the throne of David his father:

Luke 1:78

Through the bowels of mercy of our God; by which the rising of the sun of sublimity has reviewed us,

2 Peter 1:19

And we have the prophetic word more firm; which holding to, ye do well, as to a light shining in a dusty place, even till the day shine through, and the morning star spring up in your hearts:

Revelation 1:7

Behold, he comes with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they who goaded him: and all the tribes of the earth shall lament on account of him. Yes, Amen.

Revelation 22:16

I Jesus sent mine angel to testify these things to you, to the churches. I am the root and stock of David, the shining and morning star.

Genesis 4:25-26

And Adam will know his wife again, and she will bear a son, and she will call his name Seth: for God set me a second seed instead of Abel, for Cain slew him.

Genesis 5:3-29

And Adam shall live thirty and one hundred years, and shall beget in his likeness, according to his image, and will call his name Seth.

Numbers 21:29

Wo to thee, Moab! thou wert destroyed, O people of Chemosh: he gave his sons escaping, and his daughters, into captivity to the king of the Amorites, Sihon.

1 Samuel 14:38

And Saul will say, Draw near here all the corners of the people: and know and see in what was this sin this day.

2 Kings 3:5

And it wilt be as Ahab died; and the king of Moab will break with the king of Israel

2 Kings 3:26-27

And the king of Moab will see that the battle was strong above him, and he will take him seven hundred men drawing sword to break through to the king of Edom, and they will not be able.

1 Chronicles 18:2

And he will strike Moab; and Moab will be servants to David, lifting up a gift

Job 19:25-27

And I knew he redeeming me lived, and at last he shall rise up upon the dust:

Psalm 72:8-11

And he shall rule from sea even to sea, and from the river even to the. ends of the earth.

Psalm 78:70-72

And he will choose in David his servant, and he will take him from the folds of sheep.

Psalm 110:2

The rod of thy strength will Jehovah send out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.

Isaiah 15:1-14

The burden of Moab. For in the night the city of Moab was destroyed, perishing; for in the night the wall of Moab was destroyed, perishing.

Matthew 2:2-9

Where is he born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the sunrising, and have come to worship him.

Hebrews 1:8

And to the Son, Thy throne, O God, for the time of time: a rod of uprightness the rod of thy kingdom.

Jude 1:11

Woe to them for they went in the way of Cain, and were poured out in the error of Balaam for a reward, and they were destroyed in the controversy of Core.

Jude 1:14-15

And also of these prophesied Enoch, the seventh from Adam, saying, Behold, the Lord came with ten thousands of his holy ones,

Revelation 11:15

And the seventh angel sounded the trumpet; and great voices were in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of the world were our Lord's, and his Christ's; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

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