Numbers 22:15
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English Standard Version
Once again Balak sent princes, more in number and more honorable than these.

King James Bible
And Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honourable than they.

American Standard Version
And Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honorable than they.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then he sent many more and more noble than he had sent before:

English Revised Version
And Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honourable than they.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honorable than they.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When the elders of Moab and Midian came to him with wages of divination in their hand, he did not send them away, but told them to spend the night at his house, that he might bring them word what Jehovah would say to him. קסמים, from קסם, soothsaying, signifies here that which has been wrought or won by soothsaying - the soothsayer's wages; just as בּשׂרה, which signifies literally glad tidings, is used in 2 Samuel 4:10 for the wages of glad tidings; and פּעל, פּעלּה, which signifies work, is frequently used for that which is wrought, the thing acquired, or the wages. If Balaam had been a true prophet and a faithful servant of Jehovah, he would at once have sent the messengers away and refused their request, as he must then have known that God would not curse His chosen people. But Balaam loved the wages of unrighteousness. This corruptness of his heart obscured his mind, so that he turned to God not as a mere form, but with the intention and in the hope of obtaining the consent of God to his undertaking. And God came to him in the night, and made known His will. Whether it was through the medium of a dream or of a vision, is not recorded, as this was of no moment in relation to the subject in hand. The question of God in Numbers 22:9, "Who are these men with thee?" not only served to introduce the conversation (Knobel), but was intended to awaken "the slumbering conscience of Balaam, to lead him to reflect upon the proposal which the men had made, and to break the force of his sinful inclination"' (Hengstenberg).

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Numbers 22:7,8 And the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the rewards of divination in their hand; and they came to Balaam...

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Numbers 22:14
So the princes of Moab rose and went to Balak and said, "Balaam refuses to come with us."

Numbers 22:16
And they came to Balaam and said to him, "Thus says Balak the son of Zippor: 'Let nothing hinder you from coming to me,

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