Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

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

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

And he took up his [prophetic] speech, and said: Alas, who shall live when God does this and establishes [Assyria]?

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?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And he took up his parable again and said, Alas, who shall live when God shall do these things!

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?

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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 But the Kenite is for a burning; Till when doth Asshur keep thee captive?' 23 And he taketh up his simile, and saith: 'Alas! who doth live when God doth this? 24 And -- ships are from the side of Chittim, And they have humbled Asshur, And they have humbled Eber, And it also for ever is perishing.'



Cross References

Numbers 23:23

For no enchantment is against Jacob, Nor divination against Israel, At the time it is said of Jacob and Israel, What hath God wrought!

2 Kings 5:1

And Naaman, head of the host of the king of Aram, was a great man before his lord, and accepted of face, for by him had Jehovah given salvation to Aram, and the man was mighty in valour -- leprous.

Malachi 3:2

And who is bearing the day of his coming? And who is standing in his appearing? For he is as fire of a refiner, And as soap of a fuller.

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