Numbers 24:11
New International Version
Now leave at once and go home! I said I would reward you handsomely, but the LORD has kept you from being rewarded.”

New Living Translation
Now get out of here! Go back home! I promised to reward you richly, but the LORD has kept you from your reward.”

English Standard Version
Therefore now flee to your own place. I said, ‘I will certainly honor you,’ but the LORD has held you back from honor.”

Berean Study Bible
Therefore, flee at once to your home! I said I would richly reward you, but instead the LORD has denied your reward.”

King James Bible
Therefore now flee thou to thy place: I thought to promote thee unto great honour; but, lo, the LORD hath kept thee back from honour.

New King James Version
Now therefore, flee to your place. I said I would greatly honor you, but in fact, the LORD has kept you back from honor.”

New American Standard Bible
So flee to your place now. I said I would honor you greatly, but behold, the LORD has held you back from honor.”

NASB 1995
“Therefore, flee to your place now. I said I would honor you greatly, but behold, the LORD has held you back from honor.”

NASB 1977
“Therefore, flee to your place now. I said I would honor you greatly, but behold, the LORD has held you back from honor.”

Amplified Bible
Therefore now flee to your place! I had intended to honor you greatly, but behold, the LORD has held you back from honor.”

Christian Standard Bible
Now go to your home! I said I would reward you richly, but look, the LORD has denied you a reward.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now go to your home! I said I would reward you richly, but look, the LORD has denied you a reward.”

American Standard Version
Therefore now flee thou to thy place: I thought to promote thee unto great honor; but, lo, Jehovah hath kept thee back from honor.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Now go out, go you to your place; I have said that, honoring, I would honor you, and behold, LORD JEHOVAH has held you back from honor.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Now therefore flee to thy place: I said, I will honour thee, but now the Lord has deprived thee of glory.

Contemporary English Version
Leave now and go home! I told you I would pay you well, but since the LORD didn't let you do what I asked, you won't be paid."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Return to thy place. I had determined indeed greatly to honour thee, but the Lord hath deprived thee of the honour designed for thee.

Good News Translation
Now get on home! I promised to reward you, but the LORD has kept you from getting the reward."

International Standard Version
Now get out of here! I had promised you that I would definitely honor you, but now the LORD has kept me from doing that!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
Therefore now flee thou to thy place; I thought to promote thee unto great honour; but, lo, the LORD hath kept thee back from honour.'

Literal Standard Version
and now, flee for yourself to your place; I have said, I greatly honor you, and behold, YHWH has kept you back from honor.”

New American Bible
Now flee to your home. I promised to reward you richly, but the LORD has withheld the reward from you!”

NET Bible
So now, go back where you came from! I said that I would greatly honor you; but now the LORD has stood in the way of your honor."

New Revised Standard Version
Now be off with you! Go home! I said, ‘I will reward you richly,’ but the LORD has denied you any reward.”

New Heart English Bible
Therefore now flee you to your place. I thought to promote you to great honor; but, look, the LORD has kept you back from honor."

World English Bible
Therefore now flee you to your place! I thought to promote you to great honor; but, behold, Yahweh has kept you back from honor."

Young's Literal Translation
and now, flee for thyself unto thy place; I have said, I do greatly honour thee, and lo, Jehovah hath kept thee back from honour.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Balak Dismisses Balaam
10Then Balak’s anger burned against Balaam, and he struck his hands together and said to Balaam, “I summoned you to curse my enemies, but behold, you have persisted in blessing them these three times. 11Therefore, flee at once to your home! I said I would richly reward you, but instead the LORD has denied your reward.” 12Balaam answered Balak, “Did I not already tell the messengers you sent me…

Cross References
Numbers 24:10
Then Balak's anger burned against Balaam, and he struck his hands together and said to Balaam, "I summoned you to curse my enemies, but behold, you have persisted in blessing them these three times.

Numbers 24:12
Balaam answered Balak, "Did I not already tell the messengers you sent me


Treasury of Scripture

Therefore now flee you to your place: I thought to promote you to great honor; but, see, the LORD has kept you back from honor.

Numbers 22:18,38
And Balaam answered and said unto the servants of Balak, If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the word of the LORD my God, to do less or more…











(11) The Lord hath kept thee back from honour.--These words may have been spoken ironically, or Balak may have been convinced of the supernatural influence under which the words of Balaam were uttered. (See Numbers 23:27, and Note.)



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Therefore, flee
בְּרַח־ (bə·raḥ-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 1272: To bolt, to flee suddenly

at once
וְעַתָּ֖ה (wə·‘at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 6258: At this time

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

your home!
מְקוֹמֶ֑ךָ (mə·qō·w·me·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 4725: A standing, a spot, a condition

I said
אָמַ֙רְתִּי֙ (’ā·mar·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

I would richly reward you,
כַּבֵּ֣ד (kab·bêḏ)
Verb - Piel - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 3513: To be heavy, weighty, or burdensome

but instead
וְהִנֵּ֛ה (wə·hin·nêh)
Conjunctive waw | Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!

the LORD
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

has denied
מְנָעֲךָ֥ (mə·nā·‘ă·ḵā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's 4513: To debar, from benefit, injury

your reward.”
מִכָּבֽוֹד׃ (mik·kā·ḇō·wḏ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3519: Weight, splendor, copiousness


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