Numbers 23:5
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English Standard Version
And the LORD put a word in Balaam’s mouth and said, “Return to Balak, and thus you shall speak.”

King James Bible
And the LORD put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said, Return unto Balak, and thus thou shalt speak.

American Standard Version
And Jehovah put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said, Return unto Balak, and thus thou shalt speak.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord put the word in his mouth, and said: Return to Balac, and thus shalt thou speak.

English Revised Version
And the LORD put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said, Return unto Balak, and thus thou shalt speak.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the LORD put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said, Return to Balak, and thus thou shalt speak.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

He then went with Balak to Kirjath-Chuzoth, where the king had oxen and sheep slaughtered in sacrifice, and sent flesh to Balaam as well as to the princes that were with him for a sacrificial meal, to do honour to the soothsayer thereby. The sacrifices were not so much thank-offerings for Balaam's happy arrival, as supplicatory offerings for the success of the undertaking before them. "This is evident," as Hengstenberg correctly observes, "from the place and time of their presentation; for the place was not that where Balak first met with Balaam, and they were only presented on the eve of the great event." Moreover, they were offered unquestionably not to the Moabitish idols, from which Balak expected no help, but to Jehovah, whom Balak wished to draw away, in connection with Balaam, from His own people (Israel), that he might secure His favour to the Moabites. The situation of Kirjath-Chuzoth, which is only mentioned here, cannot be determined with absolute certainty. As Balak went with Balaam to Bamoth-baal on the morning following the sacrificial meal, which was celebrated there, Kirjath-Chuzoth cannot have been very far distant. Knobel conjectures, with some probability, that it may have been the same as Kerioth (Jeremiah 48:24), i.e., Kereijat or Krriat, at the foot of Jebel Attarus, at the top of which Bamoth-baal was situated (see at Numbers 21:19).

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Numbers 23:16 And the LORD met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said, Go again to Balak, and say thus.

Numbers 22:35 And the angel of the LORD said to Balaam, Go with the men: but only the word that I shall speak to you, that you shall speak...

Deuteronomy 18:18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brothers, like to you, and will put my words in his mouth...

Proverbs 16:1,9 The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD...

Isaiah 51:16 And I have put my words in your mouth, and I have covered you in the shadow of my hand, that I may plant the heavens...

Isaiah 59:21 As for me, this is my covenant with them, said the LORD; My spirit that is on you, and my words which I have put in your mouth...

Jeremiah 1:9 Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the LORD said to me, Behold, I have put my words in your mouth.

Luke 12:12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what you ought to say.

John 11:51 And this spoke he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation;

Cross References
Exodus 4:15
You shall speak to him and put the words in his mouth, and I will be with your mouth and with his mouth and will teach you both what to do.

Numbers 22:20
And God came to Balaam at night and said to him, "If the men have come to call you, rise, go with them; but only do what I tell you."

Numbers 23:4
and God met Balaam. And Balaam said to him, "I have arranged the seven altars and I have offered on each altar a bull and a ram."

Numbers 23:6
And he returned to him, and behold, he and all the princes of Moab were standing beside his burnt offering.

Deuteronomy 18:18
I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. And I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him.

Jeremiah 1:9
Then the LORD put out his hand and touched my mouth. And the LORD said to me, "Behold, I have put my words in your mouth.

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