Numbers 22:15
New International Version
Then Balak sent other officials, more numerous and more distinguished than the first.

New Living Translation
Then Balak tried again. This time he sent a larger number of even more distinguished officials than those he had sent the first time.

English Standard Version
Once again Balak sent princes, more in number and more honorable than these.

Berean Study Bible
Then Balak sent other princes, more numerous and more distinguished than the first messengers.

King James Bible
And Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honourable than they.

New King James Version
Then Balak again sent princes, more numerous and more honorable than they.

New American Standard Bible
Then Balak sent representatives once again, more numerous and more distinguished than the previous.

NASB 1995
Then Balak again sent leaders, more numerous and more distinguished than the former.

NASB 1977
Then Balak again sent leaders, more numerous and more distinguished than the former.

Amplified Bible
Then Balak again sent leaders, more numerous and [men who were] more distinguished than the first ones.

Christian Standard Bible
Balak sent officials again who were more numerous and higher in rank than the others.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Balak sent officials again who were more numerous and higher in rank than the others.

American Standard Version
And Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honorable than they.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Balac yet again sent more princes and more honourable than they.

Contemporary English Version
Then Balak sent a larger group of officials, who were even more important than the first ones.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then he sent many more and more noble than he had sent before:

English Revised Version
And Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honourable than they.

Good News Translation
Then Balak sent a larger number of leaders, who were more important than the first.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Balak sent a larger group of more highly respected princes.

International Standard Version
In response, Balak sent more officers—higher ranking ones, at that!—

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honourable than they.

Literal Standard Version
And Balak adds yet to send princes, more numerous and honored than these,

NET Bible
Balak again sent princes, more numerous and more distinguished than the first.

New Heart English Bible
Then Balak again sent princes, more in number and more honorable than these.

World English Bible
Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honorable than they.

Young's Literal Translation
And Balak addeth yet to send princes, more numerous and honoured than these,

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Balak Summons Balaam
14And the princes of Moab arose, returned to Balak, and said, “Balaam refused to come with us.” 15Then Balak sent other princes, more numerous and more distinguished than the first messengers. 16They came to Balaam and said, “This is what Balak son of Zippor says: ‘Please let nothing hinder you from coming to me,…

Cross References
Numbers 22:14
And the princes of Moab arose, returned to Balak, and said, "Balaam refused to come with us."

Numbers 22:16
They came to Balaam and said, "This is what Balak son of Zippor says: 'Please let nothing hinder you from coming to me,


Treasury of Scripture

And Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honorable than they.

princes

Numbers 22:7,8
And the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the rewards of divination in their hand; and they came unto Balaam, and spake unto him the words of Balak…

Acts 10:7,8
And when the angel which spake unto Cornelius was departed, he called two of his household servants, and a devout soldier of them that waited on him continually; …









Verse 15. - More, and more honourable than they. Balak rightly judged that Balaam was not really unwilling to come, and that it was only needful to ply him with more flattery and larger promises. The heathens united a firm belief in the powers of the seer with a very shrewd appreciation of the motives and character of the seer. Compare the saying of Sophocles ('Antig.,' 1055), τὸ μαντικὸν γὰρ πᾶν φιλάργυρον γένος.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
Then Balak
בָּלָ֑ק (bā·lāq)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1111: Balak -- 'devastator', a Moabite king

sent
שְׁלֹ֣חַ (šə·lō·aḥ)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out

other
וַיֹּ֥סֶף (way·yō·sep̄)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3254: To add, augment

princes,
שָׂרִ֔ים (śā·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8269: Chieftain, chief, ruler, official, captain, prince

more numerous
רַבִּ֥ים (rab·bîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7227: Much, many, great

and more distinguished
וְנִכְבָּדִ֖ים (wə·niḵ·bā·ḏîm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3513: To be heavy, weighty, or burdensome

than the [first messengers].
מֵאֵֽלֶּה׃ (mê·’êl·leh)
Preposition-m | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 428: These, those


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