New Living Translation
But God told Balaam, "Do not go with them. You are not to curse these people, for they have been blessed!"
King James Bible
And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people: for they are blessed.
Darby Bible Translation
And God said to Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people; for they are blessed.
World English Bible
God said to Balaam, "You shall not go with them. You shall not curse the people; for they are blessed."
Young's Literal Translation
and God saith unto Balaam, 'Thou dost not go with them; thou dost not curse the people; for it is blessed.'
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CommentaryNumbers 22:12 Parallel Commentaries
I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others.
I will certainly bless you. I will multiply your descendants beyond number, like the stars in the sky and the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will conquer the cities of their enemies.
Please come and curse these people for me because they are too powerful for me. Then perhaps I will be able to conquer them and drive them from the land. I know that blessings fall on any people you bless, and curses fall on people you curse."
Look, a vast horde of people has arrived from Egypt, and they cover the face of the earth. Come and curse these people for me. Then perhaps I will be able to stand up to them and drive them from the land.'"
The next morning Balaam got up and told Balak's officials, "Go on home! The LORD will not let me go with you."
But how can I curse those whom God has not cursed? How can I condemn those whom the LORD has not condemned?
Listen, I received a command to bless; God has blessed, and I cannot reverse it!
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