Numbers 23:25
New International Version
Then Balak said to Balaam, “Neither curse them at all nor bless them at all!”

New Living Translation
Then Balak said to Balaam, “Fine, but if you won’t curse them, at least don’t bless them!”

English Standard Version
And Balak said to Balaam, “Do not curse them at all, and do not bless them at all.”

Berean Study Bible
Now Balak said to Balaam, “Then neither curse them at all nor bless them at all!”

King James Bible
And Balak said unto Balaam, Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all.

New King James Version
Then Balak said to Balaam, “Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all!”

New American Standard Bible
Then Balak said to Balaam, “Do not curse them at all nor bless them at all!”

NASB 1995
Then Balak said to Balaam, “Do not curse them at all nor bless them at all!”

NASB 1977
Then Balak said to Balaam, “Do not curse them at all nor bless them at all!”

Amplified Bible
Then Balak said to Balaam, “Neither curse them at all nor bless them at all!”

Christian Standard Bible
Then Balak told Balaam, “Don’t curse them and don’t bless them! ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Balak told Balaam, “Don’t curse them and don’t bless them!”

American Standard Version
And Balak said unto Balaam, Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Balaq said to Balaam: “Surely do not curse him, neither surely bless him.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Balac said to Balaam, Neither curse the people at all for me, nor bless them at all.

Contemporary English Version
Balak shouted, "If you're not going to curse Israel, then at least don't bless them."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Balac said to Balaam: Neither curse, nor bless him.

English Revised Version
And Balak said unto Balaam, Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all.

Good News Translation
Then Balak said to Balaam, "You refuse to curse the people of Israel, but at least don't bless them!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Balak said to Balaam, "If you won't curse them, then at least don't bless them!"

International Standard Version
Then Balak told Balaam, "Don't curse them or bless them!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Balak said unto Balaam: 'Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all.'

Literal Standard Version
And Balak says to Balaam, “Neither pierce it at all, nor bless it at all”;

NET Bible
Balak said to Balaam, "Neither curse them at all nor bless them at all!"

New Heart English Bible
Balak said to Balaam, "Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all."

World English Bible
Balak said to Balaam, "Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all."

Young's Literal Translation
And Balak saith unto Balaam, 'Neither pierce it at all, nor bless it at all;'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Balaam's Second Oracle
24Behold, the people rise like a lioness; they rouse themselves like a lion, not resting until they devour their prey and drink the blood of the slain.” 25Now Balak said to Balaam, “Then neither curse them at all nor bless them at all!” 26But Balaam replied, “Did I not tell you that whatever the LORD says, I must do?”…

Cross References
Numbers 23:24
Behold, the people rise like a lioness; they rouse themselves like a lion, not resting until they devour their prey and drink the blood of the slain."

Numbers 23:26
But Balaam replied, "Did I not tell you that whatever the LORD says, I must do?"


Treasury of Scripture

And Balak said to Balaam, Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all.

Psalm 2:1-3
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? …











Parallel Commentaries ...


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

said
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

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

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

“Neither
גַּם־ (gam-)
Conjunction
Strong's 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

curse
תִקֳּבֶ֑נּוּ (ṯiq·qo·ḇen·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5344: To puncture

them at all
קֹ֖ב (qōḇ)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 6895: To scoop out, to malign, execrate

nor
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

bless
בָּרֵ֖ךְ (bā·rêḵ)
Verb - Piel - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse

them at all!”
תְבָרֲכֶֽנּוּ׃ (ṯə·ḇā·ră·ḵen·nū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse


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