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He answered, "I can say only what the LORD tells me to say."
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He answered him: Can I speak any thing else but what the Lord commandeth?
Numbers 23:20,26 I was brought to bless, the blessing I am not able to hinder. . . .
Numbers 22:38 He answered him: Lo, here I am: shall I have power to speak any other thing but that which God shall put in my mouth?
Numbers 24:13 If Balac would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the word of the Lord my God, to utter any thing of my own head either good or evil: but whatsoever the Lord shall say, that I will speak?
Romans 16:18 For they that are such serve not Christ our Lord but their own belly: and by pleasing speeches and good words seduce the hearts of the innocent.
Titus 1:16 They profess that they know God: but in their works they deny him: being abominable and incredulous and to every good work reprobate.
ContextBalaam's First Oracle
…11And Balac said to Balaam: What is this that thou dost? I sent for thee to curse my enemies: and thou contrariwise blessest them. 12He answered him: Can I speak any thing else but what the Lord commandeth?
Speak to him, and put my words in his mouth: and I will be in thy mouth, and in his month, and will shew you what you must do.
God therefore came to Balaam in the night, and said to him: If these men be come to call thee, arise and go with them: yet so, that thou do what I shall command thee.
Balac therefore said: Come with me to another place from whence thou mayest see part of Israel, and canst not see them all: curse them from thence.
Additional TranslationsBut Balaam replied, “Should I not speak exactly what the LORD puts in my mouth?”And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which the LORD has put in my mouth?
And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which Jehovah putteth in my mouth?
And Balaam said to Balac, Whatsoever the Lord shall put into my mouth, shall I not take heed to speak this?
And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which Jehovah puts in my mouth?
And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which the LORD putteth in my mouth?
And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which the LORD hath put in my mouth?
He answered and said, "Must I not take heed to speak that which Yahweh puts in my mouth?"
and he answereth and saith, 'That which Jehovah doth put in my mouth -- it do I not take heed to speak?'
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