Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

They're spread out like valleys, like gardens along river banks, like aloe planted by the LORD, or like cedars beside water.

New American Standard Bible

"Like valleys that stretch out, Like gardens beside the river, Like aloes planted by the LORD, Like cedars beside the waters.

King James Version

As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river's side, as the trees of lign aloes which the LORD hath planted, and as cedar trees beside the waters.

Holman Bible

They stretch out like river valleys,
like gardens beside a stream,
like aloes the Lord has planted,
like cedars beside the water.

A Conservative Version

As valleys they are spread forth, as gardens by the river-side, as aloes which LORD has planted, as cedar trees beside the waters.

American Standard Version

As valleys are they spread forth, As gardens by the river-side, As lign-aloes which Jehovah hath planted, As cedar-trees beside the waters.

Amplified

As valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the riverside, as [rare spice] of lignaloes which the Lord has planted, and as cedar trees beside the waters.

Bible in Basic English

They are stretched out like valleys, like gardens by the riverside, like flowering trees planted by the Lord, like cedar-trees by the waters.

Darby Translation

Like valleys are they spread forth, like gardens by the river side, Like aloe-trees which Jehovah hath planted, like cedars beside the waters.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river's side, as the trees of lign aloes which the LORD has planted, and as cedars beside the waters.

Julia Smith Translation

As valleys extended, as a garden by the river, as tents Jehovah pitched, as cedars by the waters.

King James 2000

As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river's side, as aloes which the LORD has planted, and as cedar trees beside the waters.

Lexham Expanded Bible

They are spread out like valleys, like gardens on a river, like aloes planted by Yahweh, like cedars at [the] waters.

Modern King James verseion

They are spread forth like the valleys, like gardens by the river's side, like the trees of aloes which Jehovah has planted, like cedar trees beside the waters.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

even as the broad valleys and as gardens by the river's side, as the tents which the LORD hath pitched and as cypress trees upon the water.

NET Bible

They are like valleys stretched forth, like gardens by the river's side, like aloes that the Lord has planted, and like cedar trees beside the waters.

New Heart English Bible

As valleys they are spread forth, as gardens by the riverside, as aloes which the LORD has planted, as cedar trees beside the waters.

The Emphasized Bible

Like ravines extended, Like gardens by a river, - Like aloe-trees Yahweh hath planted, Like cedars by waters:

Webster

As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river's side, as the trees of lign-aloes which the LORD hath planted, and as cedar-trees beside the waters.

World English Bible

As valleys they are spread forth, as gardens by the riverside, as aloes which Yahweh has planted, as cedar trees beside the waters.

Youngs Literal Translation

As valleys they have been stretched out, As gardens by a river; As aloes Jehovah hath planted, As cedars by waters;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
As the valleys
נחלה נחלה נחל 
Nachal 
Usage: 141

as gardens
גּנּה 
Gannah 
Usage: 12

by the river's side
נהר 
Nahar 
Usage: 119

as the trees of lign aloes
אהלות אהלים 
'ahaliym 
Usage: 4

which the Lord

Usage: 0

נטע 
Nata` 
Usage: 58

and as cedar trees
ארז 
'erez 
Usage: 73

Context Readings

Balaam Continues To Utter Oracles

5 Jacob, your tents are so fine, as well as your dwelling places, O Israel! 6 They're spread out like valleys, like gardens along river banks, like aloe planted by the LORD, or like cedars beside water. 7 He will pour water from his buckets, and his descendants will stream forth like abundant water. His king will be more exalted than Agag when he exalts his own kingdom.



Cross References

Psalm 1:3

He will be like a tree planted by streams of water, yielding its fruit in its season, and whose leaf does not wither. He will prosper in everything he does.

Psalm 104:16

The loftiest trees are satisfied, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted,

Genesis 2:8-10

The LORD God planted a garden in Eden, toward the east, where he placed the man whom he had formed.

Genesis 13:10

Lot looked around and noticed that the whole Jordan plain as far as Zoar was well-watered like the garden of the LORD or like the land of Egypt. (This was before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.)

Psalm 45:8

All your clothes are scented with myrrh, aloes, and cassia. From ivory palaces stringed instruments have made you glad.

Psalm 92:12-14

The righteous will flourish like palm trees; they will grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

Song of Songs 4:12-15

My sister, my bride, is a locked garden a locked rock garden, a sealed up spring.

Song of Songs 6:11

I went down to the walnut orchard, to look at the green sprouts in the valley, to see whether the vine had budded, whether the pomegranates had blossomed.

Isaiah 41:19

I'll put cedar trees in the wilderness, along with acacia, myrtle, and olive trees. I'll plant cypresses in the desert box trees, and pine trees together

Isaiah 58:11

And the LORD will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in parched places, and they will strengthen your bones; and you'll be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters never fail.

Jeremiah 17:18

Let those who pursue me be put to shame, but don't put me to shame. Let them be terrified, but don't let me be terrified. Bring the day of judgment on them, and destroy them with double destruction!

Jeremiah 31:12

They'll come and cry out with joy on the heights of Zion. They'll be radiant over the LORD's goodness, over the grain, the new wine, the fresh oil, and over the young of the flocks and herds. Their lives will be like a well-watered garden. They'll never again grow faint.

Ezekiel 31:3-4

Think about Assyria, that cedar of Lebanon, beautiful with its branches, like a shady forest, with an awesome height, its summit touches the clouds.

Ezekiel 47:12

Lining each side of the river banks, all sorts of species of fruit trees will be growing. Their leaves will never wither and their fruit will never fail. They will bear fruit every month, because the water that nourishes them will be flowing from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food and their leaves will contain substances that promote healing."

Joel 3:18

It will come about at that time that the mountains will drip with newly pressed wine, the hills will flow with milk, and the streams of Judah will flow abundantly. A fountain will spring from the Temple of the LORD, to water the Valley of the Acacias.

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