New International Version
The LORD met with Balaam and put a word in his mouth and said, "Go back to Balak and give him this word."
King James Bible
And the LORD met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said, Go again unto Balak, and say thus.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said, Return to Balak, and thus shalt thou speak.
World English Bible
Yahweh met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said, "Return to Balak, and say this."
Young's Literal Translation
and Jehovah cometh unto Balaam, and setteth a word in his mouth, and saith, 'Turn back unto Balak, and thus thou dost speak.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou shalt see but the utmost part of them - Balak thought that the sight of such an immense camp had intimidated Balaam, and this he might gather from what he said in the tenth verse: Who can count the dust of Jacob, etc.; he thought therefore that he might get Balaam to curse them in detached parties, till the whole camp should be devoted to destruction by successive execrations.
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'... Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his!'--NUM. xxiii. 10. '... Balaam also the son of Beor they slew with the sword.'--NUM. xiii. 8. Ponder these two pictures. Take the first scene. A prophet, who knows God and His will, is standing on the mountain top, and as he looks down over the valley beneath him, with its acacia-trees and swift river, there spread the tents of Israel. He sees them, and knows that they are 'a people whom the Lord hath blessed.' Brought there …
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That night God came to Balaam and said, "Since these men have come to summon you, go with them, but do only what I tell you."
Balaam said to Balak, "Stay here beside your offering while I meet with him over there."
So he went to him and found him standing beside his offering, with the Moabite officials. Balak asked him, "What did the LORD say?"
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