Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

and he taketh up his simile, and saith: 'An affirmation of Balaam son of Beor -- And an affirmation of the man whose eyes are shut --

New American Standard Bible

He took up his discourse and said, "The oracle of Balaam the son of Beor, And the oracle of the man whose eye is opened;

King James Version

And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said:

Holman Bible

and he proclaimed his poem:The oracle of Balaam son of Beor,
the oracle of the man whose eyes are opened,

International Standard Version

Balaam uttered this prophetic statement: "A declaration by Beor's son Balaam, a declaration by the strong, blind man.

A Conservative Version

And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor says, and the man whose eye was closed says,

American Standard Version

And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor saith, And the man whose eye was closed saith;

Amplified

And he took up his [figurative] discourse and said: Balaam son of Beor, the man whose eye is opened [at last, to see clearly the purposes and will of God],

Bible in Basic English

And moved by the spirit, he said, These are the words of Balaam, son of Beor, the words of the man whose eyes are open:

Darby Translation

And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor saith, and the man of opened eye saith,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Then he took up his parable and said, Balaam, the son of Beor, has said and the man whose eyes are open has said,

Julia Smith Translation

And he will take up his parable and say, Balaam, the son of Beor, and the man of unclosed eye, said;

King James 2000

And he took up his oracle, and said, Balaam the son of Beor has said, and the man whose eyes are open has said:

Lexham Expanded Bible

He {uttered} his oracle and said, "The declaration of Balaam son Beor, the declaration of the man [whose] eyes are closed,

Modern King James verseion

And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor has said, and the man whose eyes are open has said;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he took up his parable, and said, "Balaam the son of Beor hath said;

NET Bible

Then he uttered this oracle: "The oracle of Balaam son of Beor; the oracle of the man whose eyes are open;

New Heart English Bible

He took up his parable, and said, "Balaam the son of Beor says, the man whose eye was closed says;

The Emphasized Bible

and he took up his parable, and said, - The oracle of Balaam, son of Beor, Yea the oracle of the man, of opened eye;

Webster

And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said:

World English Bible

He took up his parable, and said, "Balaam the son of Beor says, the man whose eye was closed says;

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

בּלעם 
Bil`am 
Usage: 61

of Beor
בּעור 
B@`owr 
Usage: 10

נאם 
N@'um 
Usage: 376

and the man
גּבר 
Geber 
Usage: 65

שׁתם 
Shatham 
Usage: 2

Context Readings

Balaam Continues To Utter Oracles

2 and Balaam lifteth up his eyes, and seeth Israel tabernacling, by its tribes, and the Spirit of God is upon him, 3 and he taketh up his simile, and saith: 'An affirmation of Balaam son of Beor -- And an affirmation of the man whose eyes are shut -- 4 An affirmation of him who is hearing sayings of God -- Who a vision of the Almighty seeth, Falling -- and eyes uncovered:



Cross References

Numbers 23:7

And he taketh up his simile, and saith: 'From Aram he doth lead me -- Balak king of Moab; From mountains of the east: Come -- curse for me Jacob, And come -- be indignant with Israel.

Numbers 24:16

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:

Numbers 22:31

And Jehovah uncovereth the eyes of Balaam, and he seeth the messenger of Jehovah standing in the way, and his drawn sword in his hand, and he boweth and doth obeisance, to his face;

Numbers 23:18

And he taketh up his simile, and saith: 'Rise, Balak, and hear; Give ear unto me, son of Zippor!

Numbers 24:4

An affirmation of him who is hearing sayings of God -- Who a vision of the Almighty seeth, Falling -- and eyes uncovered:

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