Numbers 23:14
New International Version
So he took him to the field of Zophim on the top of Pisgah, and there he built seven altars and offered a bull and a ram on each altar.

New Living Translation
So Balak took Balaam to the plateau of Zophim on Pisgah Peak. He built seven altars there and offered a young bull and a ram on each altar.

English Standard Version
And he took him to the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars and offered a bull and a ram on each altar.

Berean Study Bible
So Balak took him to the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, where he built seven altars and offered a bull and a ram on each altar.

King James Bible
And he brought him into the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered a bullock and a ram on every altar.

New King James Version
So he brought him to the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered a bull and a ram on each altar.

New American Standard Bible
So he took him to the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and he built seven altars and offered a bull and a ram on each altar.

NASB 1995
So he took him to the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars and offered a bull and a ram on each altar.

NASB 1977
So he took him to the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars and offered a bull and a ram on each altar.

Amplified Bible
So he took Balaam to the field of Zophim to the top of [Mount] Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered a bull and a ram on each altar.

Christian Standard Bible
So Balak took him to Lookout Field on top of Pisgah, built seven altars, and offered a bull and a ram on each altar.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Balak took him to Lookout Field on top of Pisgah, built seven altars, and offered a bull and a ram on each altar.

American Standard Version
And he took him into the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered up a bullock and a ram on every altar.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he led him to a field of the Watchmen to the top of Ramtha, and he built seven altars and offered up bulls and rams on the altars.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he took him to a high place of the field to the top of the quarried rock, and he built there seven altars, and offered a calf and a ram on every altar.

Contemporary English Version
So he took Balaam to a field on top of Mount Pisgah where lookouts were stationed. Then he built seven altars there and sacrificed a bull and a ram on each one.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he had brought him to a high place, upon the top of mount Phasga, Balaam built seven altars, and laying on every one a calf and a ram,

English Revised Version
And he took him into the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered up a bullock and a ram on every altar.

Good News Translation
He took him to the field of Zophim on the top of Mount Pisgah. There also he built seven altars and offered a bull and a ram on each of them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So he took him to the Field of Zophim on top of Mount Pisgah, where he built seven altars. He offered a bull and a ram on each altar.

International Standard Version
So Balak took him to the field of Zophim, and from there to the top of Mount Pisgah, where he built seven altars and then offered a bull and a ram on each altar.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he took him into the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered up a bullock and a ram on every altar.

Literal Standard Version
and he takes him [to] the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and builds seven altars, and offers a bullock and a ram on the altar.

NET Bible
So Balak brought Balaam to the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, where he built seven altars and offered a bull and a ram on each altar.

New Heart English Bible
He took him into the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered up a bull and a ram on every altar.

World English Bible
He took him into the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered up a bull and a ram on every altar.

Young's Literal Translation
and he taketh him to the field of Zophim, unto the top of Pisgah, and buildeth seven altars, and offereth a bullock and a ram on the altar.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Balaam's Second Oracle
13Then 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.” 14So Balak took him to the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, where he built seven altars and offered a bull and a ram on each altar. 15Balaam said to Balak, “Stay here beside your burnt offering while I meet the LORD over there.”…

Cross References
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."

Numbers 23:15
Balaam said to Balak, "Stay here beside your burnt offering while I meet the LORD over there."

Deuteronomy 3:27
Go to the top of Pisgah and look to the west and north and south and east. See the land with your own eyes, for you will not cross this Jordan.


Treasury of Scripture

And he brought him into the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered a bullock and a ram on every altar.

Pisgah.

Numbers 21:20
And from Bamoth in the valley, that is in the country of Moab, to the top of Pisgah, which looketh toward Jeshimon.

Deuteronomy 3:27
Get thee up into the top of Pisgah, and lift up thine eyes westward, and northward, and southward, and eastward, and behold it with thine eyes: for thou shalt not go over this Jordan.

Deuteronomy 4:49
And all the plain on this side Jordan eastward, even unto the sea of the plain, under the springs of Pisgah.

built seven

Numbers 23:1,2,29
And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven oxen and seven rams…

Isaiah 1:10,11
Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah…

Isaiah 46:6
They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver in the balance, and hire a goldsmith; and he maketh it a god: they fall down, yea, they worship.









(14) The field of Zophim.--i.e., of watchers. Tne spot seems to be identified with that from which Moses afterwards surveyed the promised land (Deuteronomy 3:27), and which is described in Deuteronomy 34:1 as "the mountain of Nebo," or Mount Nebo. It is possible, however, that Pisgah may have had more than one of such summits.

Verse 14. - The field of Zophim, i.e., of the watchers. Probably a well-known outlook. To the top of Pisgah. They followed apparently on the track of their enemies (see on Numbers 21:20).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So Balak took him
וַיִּקָּחֵ֙הוּ֙ (way·yiq·qā·ḥê·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3947: To take

to the field
שְׂדֵ֣ה (śə·ḏêh)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7704: Field, land

of Zophim,
צֹפִ֔ים (ṣō·p̄îm)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 6839: Zophim -- 'watchers', a field on the summit of Mount Pisgah

to the
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

top
רֹ֖אשׁ (rōš)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7218: The head

of Pisgah,
הַפִּסְגָּ֑ה (hap·pis·gāh)
Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 6449: Pisgah -- 'cleft', a mountain in Moab

where he built
וַיִּ֙בֶן֙ (way·yi·ḇen)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1129: To build

seven
שִׁבְעָ֣ה (šiḇ·‘āh)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's 7651: Seven, seven times, a week, an indefinite number

altars
מִזְבְּחֹ֔ת (miz·bə·ḥōṯ)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4196: An altar

and offered
וַיַּ֛עַל (way·ya·‘al)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5927: To ascend, in, actively

a bull
פָּ֥ר (pār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6499: Young bull, steer

and a ram
וָאַ֖יִל (wā·’a·yil)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 352: Strength, strong, a chief, a ram, a pilaster, an oak, strong tree

on each altar.
בַּמִּזְבֵּֽחַ׃ (bam·miz·bê·aḥ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4196: An altar


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