New Living Translation
But how can I curse those whom God has not cursed? How can I condemn those whom the LORD has not condemned?
King James Bible
How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? or how shall I defy, whom the LORD hath not defied?
Darby Bible Translation
How shall I curse whom �God hath not cursed? or how shall I denounce whom Jehovah doth not denounce?
World English Bible
How shall I curse whom God has not cursed? How shall I defy whom Yahweh has not defied?
Young's Literal Translation
What -- do I pierce? -- God hath not pierced! And what -- am I indignant? -- Jehovah hath not been indignant!
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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:
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."
But God told Balaam, "Do not go with them. You are not to curse these people, for they have been blessed!"
This was the message Balaam delivered: "Balak summoned me to come from Aram; the king of Moab brought me from the eastern hills. 'Come,' he said, 'curse Jacob for me! Come and announce Israel's doom.'
Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow, an undeserved curse will not land on its intended victim.
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