New Living Translation
But Balaam replied, "I will speak only the message that the LORD puts in my mouth."
King James Bible
And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which the LORD hath put in my mouth?
Darby Bible Translation
And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which Jehovah puts in my mouth?
World English Bible
He answered and said, "Must I not take heed to speak that which Yahweh puts in my mouth?"
Young's Literal Translation
and he answereth and saith, 'That which Jehovah doth put in my mouth -- it do I not take heed to speak?'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
23:12 Must I not - Ought I not? Is it not my duty? Canst thou blame me for it?
LibraryHow those are to be Admonished who Abstain not from the Sins which they Bewail, and those Who, Abstaining from Them, Bewail them Not.
(Admonition 31.) Differently to be admonished are those who lament their transgressions, and yet forsake them not, and those who forsake them, and yet lament them not. For those who lament their transgressions and yet forsake them not are to be admonished to learn to consider anxiously that they cleanse themselves in vain by their weeping, if they wickedly defile themselves in their living, seeing that the end for which they wash themselves in tears is that, when clean, they may return to filth. …
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great
Fragrant Spices from the Mountains of Myrrh. "Thou Art all Fair, My Love; There is no Spot in Thee. " --Song of Solomon iv. 7.
Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners Or, a Brief Relation of the Exceeding Mercy of God in Christ, to his Poor Servant, John Bunyan
Christ a Complete Saviour:
Talk to him, and put the words in his mouth. I will be with both of you as you speak, and I will instruct you both in what to do.
That night God came to Balaam and told him, "Since these men have come for you, get up and go with them. But do only what I tell you to do."
Then King Balak told him, "Come with me to another place. There you will see another part of the nation of Israel, but not all of them. Curse at least that many!"
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