Numbers 22:41
New International Version
The next morning Balak took Balaam up to Bamoth Baal, and from there he could see the outskirts of the Israelite camp.

New Living Translation
The next morning Balak took Balaam up to Bamoth-baal. From there he could see some of the people of Israel spread out below him.

English Standard Version
And in the morning Balak took Balaam and brought him up to Bamoth-baal, and from there he saw a fraction of the people.

Berean Study Bible
The next morning, Balak took Balaam and brought him up to Bamoth-baal. From there he could see the outskirts of the camp of the people.

King James Bible
And it came to pass on the morrow, that Balak took Balaam, and brought him up into the high places of Baal, that thence he might see the utmost part of the people.

New King James Version
So it was, the next day, that Balak took Balaam and brought him up to the high places of Baal, that from there he might observe the extent of the people.

New American Standard Bible
Then it came about in the morning that Balak took Balaam and brought him up to the high places of Baal, and he saw from there a portion of the people.

NASB 1995
Then it came about in the morning that Balak took Balaam and brought him up to the high places of Baal, and he saw from there a portion of the people.

NASB 1977
Then it came about in the morning that Balak took Balaam, and brought him up to the high places of Baal; and he saw from there a portion of the people.

Amplified Bible
Then it came about in the morning that Balak took Balaam and brought him up to the high places of Baal; from there he saw a portion of the Israelites.

Christian Standard Bible
In the morning, Balak took Balaam and brought him to Bamoth-baal. From there he saw the outskirts of the people’s camp.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In the morning, Balak took Balaam and brought him to Bamoth-baal. From there he saw the outskirts of the people's camp.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass in the morning, that Balak took Balaam, and brought him up into the high places of Baal; and he saw from thence the utmost part of the people.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when it was dawn, Balaq led Balaam and took him up to the high place of Baala, and he saw from there the uttermost reaches of the people.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it was morning; and Balac took Balaam, and brought him up to the pillar of Baal, and shewed him thence a part of the people.

Contemporary English Version
The next morning, Balak took Balaam to the town of Bamoth-Baal. From there, Balaam could see some of the Israelites.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when morning was come, he brought him to the high places of Baal, and he beheld the uttermost part of the people.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass in the morning, that Balak took Balaam, and brought him up into the high places of Baal, and he saw from thence the utmost part of the people.

Good News Translation
The next morning Balak took Balaam up to Bamoth Baal, from where Balaam could see a part of the people of Israel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The next morning Balak took Balaam up to Bamoth Baal. From there he could see the outskirts of the Israelites' camp.

International Standard Version
The next day, Balak brought Balaam up to Bamoth-baal, where he could see part of the community of Israel.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass in the morning that Balak took Balaam, and brought him up into Bamoth-baal, and he saw from thence the utmost part of the people.

Literal Standard Version
and it comes to pass in the morning, that Balak takes Balaam and causes him to go up [to] the high places of Ba‘al, and he sees the extremity of the people from there.

NET Bible
Then on the next morning Balak took Balaam, and brought him up to Bamoth Baal. From there he saw the extent of the nation.

New Heart English Bible
It happened in the morning, that Balak took Balaam, and brought him up into the high places of Baal; and he saw from there the utmost part of the people.

World English Bible
It happened in the morning, that Balak took Balaam, and brought him up into the high places of Baal; and he saw from there the utmost part of the people.

Young's Literal Translation
and it cometh to pass in the morning, that Balak taketh Balaam, and causeth him to go up the high places of Baal, and he seeth from thence the extremity of the people.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Angel and Balaam's Donkey
40Balak sacrificed cattle and sheep, and he gave portions to Balaam and the princes who were with him. 41 The next morning, Balak took Balaam and brought him up to Bamoth-baal. From there he could see the outskirts of the camp of the people.

Cross References
Numbers 21:28
For a fire went out from Heshbon, a blaze from the city of Sihon. It consumed Ar of Moab, the rulers of Arnon's heights.

Numbers 22:40
Balak sacrificed cattle and sheep, and he gave portions to Balaam and the princes who were with him.

Numbers 23:1
Then Balaam said to Balak, "Build for me seven altars here, and prepare for me seven bulls and seven rams."

Numbers 23:13
Then Balak said to him, "Please come with me to another place where you can see them. You will only see the outskirts of their camp--not all of them. And from there, curse them for me."

Jeremiah 19:5
They have built high places to Baal on which to burn their children in the fire as offerings to Baal--something I never commanded or mentioned, nor did it even enter My mind.


Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass on the morrow, that Balak took Balaam, and brought him up into the high places of Baal, that there he might see the utmost part of the people.

high places.

Numbers 21:19,20
And from Mattanah to Nahaliel: and from Nahaliel to Bamoth: …

Numbers 25:2,3
And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods…

Deuteronomy 12:2
Ye shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which ye shall possess served their gods, upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green tree:

utmost

Numbers 23:13
And Balak said unto him, Come, I pray thee, with me unto another place, from whence thou mayest see them: thou shalt see but the utmost part of them, and shalt not see them all: and curse me them from thence.









(41) Into the high places of Baal.--Or, to Bamoth-Baal. Bamoth-Baal was probably the first height on the way to the steppes of Moab from which the Israelitish camp could be seen. Hengstenberg observes that "Balak started with the supposition that Balaam must necessarily have the Israelites in view if his curse was to take effect."

That thence he might see the utmost part of the people.--Better, And he saw from thence, &c. If the Authorised Version of Numbers 23:13 is correct, it seems necessary to understand these words as denoting that Balaam had a view from Bamoth-Baal of the whole army of Israel, even to the very extremity. or utmost part of the camp. This verse, however, is more commonly interpreted as denoting that Balaam saw only the extremity of the camp. So the Targum of Palestine: "He saw from thence the camp of Dan, which went at the rear of the people." (See Note on Numbers 23:13.)

Chapter 22:41. - The high places of Baal, or "Bamoth-Baal." Perhaps the Bamoth mentioned in Numbers 21:19, 20. This is, however, by no means certain, because high places were no doubt numerous, and that Bamoth would seem to have been too far from the present camp of Israel. In any case they crossed the Arnon, and ran some risk by adventuring themselves on hostile territory. That thence he might see the utmost part of the people. According to the quasi-sacramental character attributed to the cursing of a seer, it was held necessary that the subject of the curse should be in view. Balak desired to attain this object with as little risk as possible, and therefore he took Balaam first of all to these heights, whence a distant and partial view of Israel might be had.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The next morning,
בַבֹּ֔קֶר (ḇab·bō·qer)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1242: Dawn, morning

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

took
וַיִּקַּ֤ח (way·yiq·qaḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3947: To take

Balaam
בִּלְעָ֔ם (bil·‘ām)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1109: Balaam -- a prophet

and brought him
וַֽיַּעֲלֵ֖הוּ (way·ya·‘ă·lê·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5927: To ascend, in, actively

up to Bamoth-baal.
בָּ֑עַל (bā·‘al)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 1120: Bamoth -- 'high place', a place in Moab

From there
מִשָּׁ֖ם (miš·šām)
Preposition-m | Adverb
Strong's 8033: There, then, thither

he could see
וַיַּ֥רְא (way·yar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7200: To see

the outskirts of the camp
קְצֵ֥ה (qə·ṣêh)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7097: End, extremity

of the people.
הָעָֽם׃ (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock


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