Numbers 24:12
New International Version
Balaam answered Balak, “Did I not tell the messengers you sent me,

New Living Translation
Balaam told Balak, “Don’t you remember what I told your messengers? I said,

English Standard Version
And Balaam said to Balak, “Did I not tell your messengers whom you sent to me,

Berean Study Bible
Balaam answered Balak, “Did I not already tell the messengers you sent me

King James Bible
And Balaam said unto Balak, Spake I not also to thy messengers which thou sentest unto me, saying,

New King James Version
So Balaam said to Balak, “Did I not also speak to your messengers whom you sent to me, saying,

New American Standard Bible
And Balaam said to Balak, “Did I not in fact tell your messengers whom you had sent to me, saying,

NASB 1995
Balaam said to Balak, “Did I not tell your messengers whom you had sent to me, saying,

NASB 1977
And Balaam said to Balak, “Did I not tell your messengers whom you had sent to me, saying,

Amplified Bible
Balaam said to Balak, “Did I not tell your messengers whom you had sent to me,

Christian Standard Bible
Balaam answered Balak, “Didn’t I previously tell the messengers you sent me:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Balaam answered Balak, “Didn’t I previously tell the messengers you sent me:

American Standard Version
And Balaam said unto Balak, Spake I not also to thy messengers that thou sentest unto me, saying,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Balaam answered and said to Balaq: “Behold, I said also to your Messengers whom you sent to me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Balaam said to Balac, Did I not speak to thy messengers also whom thou sentest to me, saying,

Contemporary English Version
Balaam answered, "I told your messengers

Douay-Rheims Bible
Balaam made answer to Balac: Did I not say to thy messengers, whom thou sentest to me:

English Revised Version
And Balaam said unto Balak, Spake I not also to thy messengers which thou sentest unto me, saying,

Good News Translation
Balaam answered, "I told the messengers you sent to me that

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Balaam answered Balak, "I told the messengers you sent me,

International Standard Version
But Balaam replied to Balak, "I told your messengers,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Balaam said unto Balak: 'Spoke I not also to thy messengers that thou didst send unto me, saying:

Literal Standard Version
And Balaam says to Balak, “Did I not also speak to your messengers whom you have sent to me, saying,

NET Bible
Balaam said to Balak, "Did I not also tell your messengers whom you sent to me,

New Heart English Bible
Balaam said to Balak, "Did I not also tell your messengers who you sent to me, saying,

World English Bible
Balaam said to Balak, "Didn't I also tell your messengers who you sent to me, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
And Balaam saith unto Balak, 'Did I not also unto thy messengers whom thou hast sent unto me, speak, saying,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Balak Dismisses Balaam
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 13that even if Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not do anything of my own accord, good or bad, to go beyond the command of the LORD? I will speak whatever the LORD says.…

Cross References
Numbers 22:18
But Balaam replied to the servants of Balak, "If Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not do anything small or great to go beyond the command of the LORD my God.

Numbers 24:11
Therefore, flee at once to your home! I said I would richly reward you, but instead the LORD has denied your reward."


Treasury of Scripture

And Balaam said to Balak, Spoke I not also to your messengers which you sent to me, saying,









Verse 12. - Spake I not also. This was altogether true. Balaam had enough of the true prophet about him not only to act with strict fidelity, as far as the letter of the command went, but also to behave with great dignity towards Balak.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

“Did I not
הֲלֹ֗א (hă·lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

already
גַּ֧ם (gam)
Conjunction
Strong's 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

tell
דִּבַּ֥רְתִּי (dib·bar·tî)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

the messengers
מַלְאָכֶ֛יךָ (mal·’ā·ḵe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 4397: A messenger, of God, an angel

you sent me
שָׁלַ֥חְתָּ (šā·laḥ·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 7971: To send away, for, out


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