Parallel Verses

World English Bible

He looked at Amalek, and took up his parable, and said, "Amalek was the first of the nations, But his latter end shall come to destruction."

New American Standard Bible

And he looked at Amalek and took up his discourse and said,
“Amalek was the first of the nations,
But his end shall be destruction.”

King James Version

And when he looked on Amalek, he took up his parable, and said, Amalek was the first of the nations; but his latter end shall be that he perish for ever.

Holman Bible

Then Balaam saw Amalek and proclaimed his poem:

Amalek was first among the nations,
but his future is destruction.

International Standard Version

Next, Balaam looked directly at Amalek and then uttered this prophetic statement: "Even though Amalek is an international leader, his future is permanent destruction."

A Conservative Version

And he looked on Amalek, and took up his parable, and said, Amalek was the first of the nations, but his latter end shall come to destruction.

American Standard Version

And he looked on Amalek, and took up his parable, and said, Amalek was the first of the nations; But his latter end shall come to destruction.

Amplified

Balaam looked at Amalek and took up his [fifth] discourse (oracle) and said:

“Amalek was the first of the [neighboring] nations [to oppose the Israelites after they left Egypt],
But his end shall be destruction.”

Bible in Basic English

Then, turning his eyes to Amalek, he went on with his story and said, Amalek was the first of the nations, but his part will be destruction for ever.

Darby Translation

And he saw Amalek, and took up his parable, and said, Amalek is the first of the nations, but his latter end shall be for destruction.

Julia Smith Translation

And he will see Amalek, and he will take up his parable, and say, Amalek the beginning of the nations, and his latter state he perished forever.

King James 2000

And when he looked on Amalek, he took up his oracle, and said, Amalek was the first of the nations; but his latter end shall be that he perish forever.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And he looked [at] Amalek, {uttered} his oracle, and said, "Amalek [is] first of [the] nations, but his future [will be] forever ruin."

Modern King James verseion

And when he looked on Amalek, he took up his parable and said, Amalek was the first of the nations. But his latter end is to destruction.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he looked on Amalek and began his parable, and said, "Amalek is the first of the nations, but his latter end shall perish utterly."

NET Bible

Then Balaam looked on Amalek and delivered this oracle: "Amalek was the first of the nations, but his end will be that he will perish."

New Heart English Bible

He looked at Amalek, and took up his parable, and said, "Amalek was the first of the nations, But his latter end shall come to destruction."

The Emphasized Bible

And, when he saw Amalek, he took up, his parable, and said - The beginning of nations, - Amalek, But his latter end is even to perish.

Webster

And when he looked on Amalek, he took up his parable, and said, Amalek was the first of the nations, but his latter end shall be that he shall perish for ever.

Youngs Literal Translation

And he seeth Amalek, and taketh up his simile, and saith: 'A beginning of the Goyim is Amalek; And his latter end -- for ever he perisheth.'

Interlinear

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

on Amalek
עמלק 
`Amaleq 
Usage: 35

he took up
נסה נשׂא 
Nasa' 
Usage: 653

משׁל 
Mashal 
Usage: 39

and said

Usage: 0

עמלק 
`Amaleq 
Usage: 35

was the first
ראשׁית 
Re'shiyth 
Usage: 51

of the nations
גּי גּוי 
Gowy 
Usage: 558

but his latter
אחרית 
'achariyth 
Usage: 61

H8
אבד 
'obed 
Usage: 2

Context Readings

Balaam Continues To Utter Oracles

19 Out of Jacob shall one have dominion, and shall destroy the remnant from the city." 20 He looked at Amalek, and took up his parable, and said, "Amalek was the first of the nations, But his latter end shall come to destruction." 21 He looked at the Kenite, and took up his parable, and said, "Your dwelling place is strong. Your nest is set in the rock.



Cross References

Exodus 17:14

Yahweh said to Moses, "Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: that I will utterly blot out the memory of Amalek from under the sky."

Exodus 17:8

Then Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim.

Exodus 17:16

He said, "Yah has sworn: 'Yahweh will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.'"

Judges 6:3

So it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, and the Amalekites, and the children of the east; they came up against them;

1 Samuel 14:48

He did valiantly, and struck the Amalekites, and delivered Israel out of the hands of those who despoiled them.

1 Samuel 15:3-8

Now go and strike Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and don't spare them; but kill both man and woman, infant and nursing baby, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.'"

1 Samuel 27:8-9

David and his men went up, and made a raid on the Geshurites, and the Girzites, and the Amalekites; for those [nations] were the inhabitants of the land, who were of old, as you go to Shur, even to the land of Egypt.

1 Samuel 30:1

It happened, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had made a raid on the South, and on Ziklag, and had struck Ziklag, and burned it with fire,

1 Samuel 30:17

David struck them from the twilight even to the evening of the next day. Not a man of them escaped from there, except four hundred young men, who rode on camels and fled.

1 Chronicles 4:43

They struck the remnant of the Amalekites who escaped, and have lived there to this day.

Esther 3:1

After these things King Ahasuerus promoted Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, and advanced him, and set his seat above all the princes who were with him.

Esther 7:9-10

Then Harbonah, one of the eunuchs who were with the king said, "Behold, the gallows fifty cubits high, which Haman has made for Mordecai, who spoke good for the king, is standing at Haman's house." The king said, "Hang him on it!"

Esther 9:14

The king commanded this to be done. A decree was given out in Shushan; and they hanged Haman's ten sons.

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