Numbers 24:15
New International Version
Then he spoke his message: “The prophecy of Balaam son of Beor, the prophecy of one whose eye sees clearly,

New Living Translation
This is the message Balaam delivered: “This is the message of Balaam son of Beor, the message of the man whose eyes see clearly,

English Standard Version
And he took up his discourse and said, “The oracle of Balaam the son of Beor, the oracle of the man whose eye is opened,

Berean Study Bible
Then Balaam lifted up an oracle, saying, “This is the prophecy of Balaam son of Beor, the prophecy of a man whose eyes are open,

King James Bible
And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said:

New King James Version
So he took up his oracle and said: “The utterance of Balaam the son of Beor, And the utterance of the man whose eyes are opened;

New American Standard Bible
Then he took up his discourse and said, “The declaration of Balaam the son of Beor, And the declaration of the man whose eye is opened,

NASB 1995
He took up his discourse and said, “The oracle of Balaam the son of Beor, And the oracle of the man whose eye is opened,

NASB 1977
And he took up his discourse and said, “The oracle of Balaam the son of Beor, And the oracle of the man whose eye is opened,

Amplified Bible
He took up his [fourth] discourse (oracle) and said: “The oracle of Balaam the son of Beor, The oracle of the man whose eye is opened,

Christian Standard Bible
Then he proclaimed his poem: The oracle of Balaam son of Beor, the oracle of the man whose eyes are opened;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then he proclaimed his poem: The oracle of Balaam son of Beor, the oracle of the man whose eyes are opened;

American Standard Version
And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor saith, And the man whose eye was closed saith;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he lifted up his proverb and spoke saying, “Balaam, the son of Beor said, the man with his eyes open.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he took up his parable and said, Balaam the son of Beor says, the man who sees truly says,

Contemporary English Version
Balaam said: "I am the son of Beor, and my words are true, so listen to my message!

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore taking up his parable, again he said: Balaam the son of Beor hath said: The man whose eye is stopped up, hath said:

Good News Translation
Then he uttered this prophecy: "The message of Balaam son of Beor, The words of the man who can see clearly,

International Standard Version
Then Balaam uttered this prophetic statement: "The declaration by Beor's son Balaam, a declaration by the strong, blind man.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he took up his parable, and said: The saying of Balaam the son of Beor, And the saying of the man whose eye is opened;

Literal Standard Version
And he takes up his allegory and says: “An affirmation of Balaam son of Beor, And an affirmation of the man whose eyes [are] shut;

New American Bible
Then he recited his poem: The oracle of Balaam, son of Beor, the oracle of the man whose eye is true,

NET Bible
Then he uttered this oracle: "The oracle of Balaam son of Beor; the oracle of the man whose eyes are open;

New Revised Standard Version
So he uttered his oracle, saying: “The oracle of Balaam son of Beor, the oracle of the man whose eye is clear,

New Heart English Bible
He took up his parable, and said, "Balaam the son of Beor says, the man whose eye was closed says;

World English Bible
He took up his parable, and said, "Balaam the son of Beor says, the man whose eye was closed says;

Young's Literal Translation
And he taketh up his simile, and saith: 'An affirmation of Balaam son of Beor -- And an affirmation of the man whose eyes are shut --

Additional Translations ...
Context
Balaam's Fourth Oracle
15Then Balaam lifted up an oracle, saying, “This is the prophecy of Balaam son of Beor, the prophecy of a man whose eyes are open, 16the prophecy of one who hears the words of God, who has knowledge from the Most High, who sees a vision from the Almighty, who bows down with eyes wide open:…

Cross References
Numbers 24:3
and he lifted up an oracle, saying: "This is the prophecy of Balaam son of Beor, the prophecy of a man whose eyes are open,

Numbers 24:4
the prophecy of one who hears the words of God, who sees a vision from the Almighty, who bows down with eyes wide open:

Numbers 24:16
the prophecy of one who hears the words of God, who has knowledge from the Most High, who sees a vision from the Almighty, who bows down with eyes wide open:


Treasury of Scripture

And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor has said, and the man whose eyes are open has said:

Numbers 24:4
He hath said, which heard the words of God, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open:

2 Samuel 23:1,2
Now these be the last words of David. David the son of Jesse said, and the man who was raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel, said, …

1 Corinthians 8:1
Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.













Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then [Balaam] lifted up
וַיִּשָּׂ֥א (way·yiś·śā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5375: To lift, carry, take

an oracle,
מְשָׁל֖וֹ (mə·šā·lōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4912: A pithy maxim, a simile

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

“[This is] the prophecy
נְאֻ֤ם (nə·’um)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5002: An oracle

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

son
בְּנ֣וֹ (bə·nōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1121: A son

of Beor,
בְעֹ֔ר (ḇə·‘ōr)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1160: Beor -- 'a burning', father of an Edomite king, also the father of Balaam

the prophecy
וּנְאֻ֥ם (ū·nə·’um)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5002: An oracle

of a man
הַגֶּ֖בֶר (hag·ge·ḇer)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1397: A valiant man, warrior, a person simply

whose eyes
הָעָֽיִן׃ (hā·‘ā·yin)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

are open,
שְׁתֻ֥ם (šə·ṯum)
Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's 8365: Probably to stop up


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