כִּֽי־ כַבֵּ֤ד אֲכַבֶּדְךָ֙ מְאֹ֔ד וְכֹ֛ל אֲשֶׁר־ תֹּאמַ֥ר אֵלַ֖י אֶֽעֱשֶׂ֑ה וּלְכָה־ נָּא֙ קָֽבָה־ לִּ֔י אֵ֖ת הָעָ֥ם הַזֶּֽה׃
KJV with Strong's
For I will promote thee unto very great honour and I will do whatsoever thou sayest unto me come therefore I pray thee curse me this people
במדבר 22:17 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
כִּֽי־כַבֵּ֤ד אֲכַבֶּדְךָ֙ מְאֹ֔ד וְכֹ֛ל אֲשֶׁר־תֹּאמַ֥ר אֵלַ֖י אֶֽעֱשֶׂ֑ה וּלְכָה־נָּא֙ קָֽבָה־לִּ֔י אֵ֖ת הָעָ֥ם הַזֶּֽה׃
במדבר 22:17 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
במדבר 22:17 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
במדבר 22:17 Hebrew Bible
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
for I will indeed honor you richly, and I will do whatever you say to me. Please come then, curse this people for me.'"
King James Bible
For I will promote thee unto very great honour, and I will do whatsoever thou sayest unto me: come therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
for I will greatly honor you and do whatever you ask me. So please come and put a curse on these people for me!'"
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I will promote
and I will do
curse me. An erroneous opinion prevailed, both in those days and in after ages, that some men had the power, by the help of their gods, to devote, not only particular persons, but cities and whole armies, to destruction. This they are said to have done sometimes by words of imprecation; of which there was a set form among some people, which AEschines calls the determinate curse. Macrobius has a whole chapter on this subject. He gives us two of the ancient forms used in reference to the destruction of Carthage; the first, which was only pronounced by the dictator, or general, was to call over the protecting deities to their side, and the other to devote the city to destruction, which they were supposed to have abandoned. The Romans held, that no city would be taken till its tutelary god had forsaken it; or if it could be taken, it would be unlawful, as it would be sacrilege to lead the gods into captivity. Virgil intimates, that Troy was destroyed because All the gods, by whose assistance the empire had hitherto been preserved, forsook their altars and temples.
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