New International Version
In addition to those slain in battle, the Israelites had put to the sword Balaam son of Beor, who practiced divination.
King James Bible
Balaam also the son of Beor, the soothsayer, did the children of Israel slay with the sword among them that were slain by them.
Darby Bible Translation
And Balaam the son of Beor, the diviner, did the children of Israel kill with the sword among them that were slain by them.
World English Bible
The children of Israel alse killed Balaam also the son of Beor, the soothsayer, with the sword, among the rest of their slain.
Young's Literal Translation
And Balaam, son of Beor, the diviner, have the sons of Israel slain with the sword, among their wounded ones.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The princes of Midian - See the history of this war, Numbers 31:1, etc.; and from that place this and the following verse seem to be borrowed, for the introduction of the death of Balaam here seems quite irrelevant.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
soothsayer. or, diviner
LibraryOctober 2. "Moses Gave not any Inheritance; the Lord God of Israel was their Inheritance, as He Said unto Them" (Josh. xiii. 33).
"Moses gave not any inheritance; the Lord God of Israel was their inheritance, as He said unto them" (Josh. xiii. 33). This is very significant. God gave the land to the other tribes but He gave Himself to the Levites. There is such a thing in Christian life as an inheritance from the Lord, and there is such a thing as having the Lord Himself for our inheritance. Some people get a sanctification from the Lord which is of much value, but which is variable, and often impermanent. Others have learned …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
The Birth of Jesus.
The elders of Moab and Midian left, taking with them the fee for divination. When they came to Balaam, they told him what Balak had said.
There is no divination against Jacob, no evil omens against Israel. It will now be said of Jacob and of Israel, 'See what God has done!'
Now I am going back to my people, but come, let me warn you of what this people will do to your people in days to come."
Among their victims were Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur and Reba--the five kings of Midian. They also killed Balaam son of Beor with the sword.
The boundary of the Reubenites was the bank of the Jordan. These towns and their villages were the inheritance of the Reubenites, according to their clans.
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