Numbers 23:20
Good News Translation
I have been instructed to bless, And when God blesses, I cannot call it back.

Contemporary English Version
"My command from God was to bless these people, and there's nothing I can do to change what he has done.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I was brought to bless, the blessing I am not able to hinder.

New American Bible
I was summoned to bless; I will bless; I cannot revoke it!

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I was brought to bless, the blessing I am not able to hinder.

he hath

Numbers 22:12 And God said to Balaam: Thou shalt not go with them, nor shalt thou curse the people: because it is blessed.

Genesis 12:2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and magnify thy name, and thou shalt be blessed.

Genesis 22:17 I will bless thee, and I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven, and as the sand that is by the sea shore; thy seed shall possess the gates of their enemies.

I cannot

Numbers 22:18,38 Balaam answered: If Balac would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot alter the word of the Lord my God, to speak either more or less. . . .

John 10:27-29 My sheep hear my voice. And I know them: and they follow me. . . .

Romans 8:38,39 For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor might, . . .

1 Peter 1:5 Who, by the power of God, are kept by faith unto salvation, ready to be revealed in the last time.

Context
Balaam's Second Oracle
19God is not a man, that he should lie, nor is the son of man, that he should be changed. Hath he said then, and will he not do? hath he spoken, and will he not fulfil? 20I was brought to bless, the blessing I am not able to hinder.21There is no idol in Jacob, neither is there an image god to be seen in Israel. The Lord his God is with him, and the sound of the victory of the king in him.…
Cross References
Genesis 12:2
And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and magnify thy name, and thou shalt be blessed.

Genesis 22:17
I will bless thee, and I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven, and as the sand that is by the sea shore; thy seed shall possess the gates of their enemies.

Genesis 27:33
Isaac was struck with fear, and astonished exceedingly; and wondering beyond what can be believed, said: Who is he then that even now brought me venison that he had taken, and I ate of all before thou camest? and I have blessed him, and he shall be blessed.

Numbers 22:12
And God said to Balaam: Thou shalt not go with them, nor shalt thou curse the people: because it is blessed.

Isaiah 43:13
And from the beginning I am the same, and there is none that can deliver out of my hind: I will work, and who shall turn it away?

Additional Translations
I have indeed received a command to bless; He has blessed, and I cannot change it.Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he has blessed; and I cannot reverse it.

Behold, I have received commandment to bless: And he hath blessed, and I cannot reverse it.

Behold, I have received commandment to bless: I will bless, and not turn back.

Behold, I have received [mission] to bless; and he hath blessed, and I cannot reverse it.

Behold, I have received commandment to bless: And he hath blessed, and I cannot reverse it.

Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he hath blessed, and I cannot reverse it.

Behold, I have received a command to bless. He has blessed, and I can't reverse it.

Lo, to bless I have received: Yea, He blesseth, and I can not reverse it.
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