New International Version
Then Balaam went with Balak to Kiriath Huzoth.
King James Bible
And Balaam went with Balak, and they came unto Kirjathhuzoth.
Darby Bible Translation
And Balaam went with Balak, and they came to Kirjath-huzoth.
World English Bible
Balaam went with Balak, and they came to Kiriath Huzoth.
Young's Literal Translation
And Balaam goeth with Balak, and they come to Kirjath-Huzoth,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The word that God putteth in my mouth, that shall I speak - Here was a noble resolution, and he was certainly faithful to it: though he wished to please the king, and get wealth and honor, yet he would not displease God to realize even these bright prospects. Many who slander this poor semi-antinomian prophet, have not half his piety.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Kirjath-huzoth, or a city of streets. Probably Rabbath-Moab, now called Rabba, the capital of the Moabites; and being the royal city, distinguished by its streets.
He sent messengers therefore unto Balaam the son of Beor to Pethor, which is by the river of the land of the children of his people, to call him, saying, Behold there is a people come out from Egypt: behold, they cover the face of the earth, and they abide over against me.'--NUM. xxii. 6. Give a general outline of the history. See Bishop Butler's great sermon. I. How much knowledge and love of good there may be in a bad man. Balaam was a prophet: (a) He knew something of the divine character, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Sovereignty and Human Responsibility
"Well, I have come to you now," Balaam replied. "But I can't say whatever I please. I must speak only what God puts in my mouth."
Balak sacrificed cattle and sheep, and gave some to Balaam and the officials who were with him.
When Moab appears at her high place, she only wears herself out; when she goes to her shrine to pray, it is to no avail.
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