Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Then he took up his discourse and said,
“Alas, who can live except God has ordained it?

King James Version

And he took up his parable, and said, Alas, who shall live when God doeth this!

Holman Bible

Once more he proclaimed his poem:

Ah, who can live when God does this?

International Standard Version

Finally, he uttered this prophetic statement: "Ah, who can live, unless God makes it happen?

A Conservative Version

And he took up his parable, and said, Alas, who shall live when God does this?

American Standard Version

And he took up his parable, and said, Alas, who shall live when God doeth this?

Amplified

Then he took up his [seventh] discourse (oracle) and said:

“Alas, who can live unless God has ordained it?

Bible in Basic English

Then he went on with his story and said, But who may keep his life when God does this?

Darby Translation

And he took up his parable, and said, Alas! Who shall live when God doeth this?

Julia Smith Translation

And he will take up his parable, and say, Wo! who shall live, God doing this?

King James 2000

And he took up his oracle, and said, Alas, who shall live when God does this!

Lexham Expanded Bible

Again he {uttered} his oracle and said, "Woe, who will live when God establishes this?

Modern King James verseion

And he took up his parable and said, Alas, who shall live when God puts out!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he took his parable, and said, "Alas, who shall live when God doeth this?

NET Bible

Then he uttered this oracle: "O, who will survive when God does this!

New Heart English Bible

He took up his parable, and said, "Alas, who shall live when God does this?

The Emphasized Bible

And he took up his parable, and said, - Alas who shall survive its fulfillment by GOD;

Webster

And he took up his parable, and said, Alas, who shall live when God doeth this!

World English Bible

He took up his parable, and said, "Alas, who shall live when God does this?

Youngs Literal Translation

And he taketh up his simile, and saith: 'Alas! who doth live when God doth this?

Topics

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

אוי 
'owy 
Usage: 24

חיה 
Chayah 
Usage: 264

אל 
'el 
Usage: 114

שׂים שׂוּם 
Suwm 
Usage: 580

References

Fausets

Context Readings

Balaam Continues To Utter Oracles

22 because the Kenite shall be thrown out, when Asshur shall carry thee away captive. 23 Then he took up his discourse and said,
“Alas, who can live except God has ordained it?
24 And ships shall come from the coast of Chittim and shall afflict Asshur and shall afflict Eber, but he also shall perish for ever.



Cross References

Numbers 23:23

Because there is no enchantment in Jacob, neither is there any divination in Israel. According to this time, it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What God has made!

2 Kings 5:1

Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master and in high esteem because by him the LORD had given salvation unto Syria; he was also a mighty man in valour, but he was a leper.

Malachi 3:2

But who may abide the time of his coming? and who shall stand when he appears? for he shall be like a refiner's fire and like fullers' soap:

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