Numbers 23:7
Text Analysis
5375 [e]וַיִּשָּׂ֥א
And he took upConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
4912 [e]מְשָׁל֖וֹ
his oracleN-msc | 3ms
559 [e]וַיֹּאמַ֑ר
and saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
4480 [e]מִן־
758 [e]אֲ֠רָם
5148 [e]יַנְחֵ֨נִי
has brought meV-Hifil-Imperf-3ms | 1cs
1111 [e]בָלָ֤ק
4428 [e]מֶֽלֶךְ־
the kingN-msc
4124 [e]מוֹאָב֙
of MoabN-proper-fs
2042 [e]מֵֽהַרְרֵי־
from the mountainsPrep-m | N-mpc
6924 [e]קֶ֔דֶם
of the eastN-ms
1980 [e]לְכָה֙
comeV-Qal-Imp-ms | 3fs
779 [e]אָֽרָה־
curseV-Qal-Imp-ms | 3fs
for mePrep | 1cs
3290 [e]יַעֲקֹ֔ב
1980 [e]וּלְכָ֖ה
and comeConj-w | V-Qal-Imp-ms | 3fs
2194 [e]זֹעֲמָ֥ה
denounceV-Qal-Imp-ms | 3fs
3478 [e]יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃

Hebrew Texts
במדבר 23:7 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיִּשָּׂ֥א מְשָׁלֹ֖ו וַיֹּאמַ֑ר מִן־אֲ֠רָם יַנְחֵ֨נִי בָלָ֤ק מֶֽלֶךְ־מֹואָב֙ מֵֽהַרְרֵי־קֶ֔דֶם לְכָה֙ אָֽרָה־לִּ֣י יַעֲקֹ֔ב וּלְכָ֖ה זֹעֲמָ֥ה יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃

במדבר 23:7 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
וישא משלו ויאמר מן־ארם ינחני בלק מלך־מואב מהררי־קדם לכה ארה־לי יעקב ולכה זעמה ישראל׃

במדבר 23:7 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
וישא משלו ויאמר מן־ארם ינחני בלק מלך־מואב מהררי־קדם לכה ארה־לי יעקב ולכה זעמה ישראל׃

במדבר 23:7 Hebrew Bible
וישא משלו ויאמר מן ארם ינחני בלק מלך מואב מהררי קדם לכה ארה לי יעקב ולכה זעמה ישראל׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
He took up his discourse and said, "From Aram Balak has brought me, Moab's king from the mountains of the East, 'Come curse Jacob for me, And come, denounce Israel!'

King James Bible
And he took up his parable, and said, Balak the king of Moab hath brought me from Aram, out of the mountains of the east, saying, Come, curse me Jacob, and come, defy Israel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Balaam proclaimed his poem: Balak brought me from Aram; the king of Moab, from the eastern mountains:" Come, put a curse on Jacob for me; come, denounce Israel!"
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

he took

Numbers 23:18 And he took up his parable, and said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; listen …

Numbers 24:3,15,23 And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor has …

Job 27:1 Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,

Job 29:1 Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,

Psalm 78:2 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:

Ezekiel 17:2 Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable to the house of Israel;

Ezekiel 20:49 Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! they say of me, Does he not speak parables?

Micah 2:4 In that day shall one take up a parable against you, and lament with …

Habakkuk 2:6 Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting …

Matthew 13:33,35 Another parable spoke he to them; The kingdom of heaven is like to …

Mark 12:12 And they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people: for they …

parable. The word mashal, which as a verb is to rule, have authority, and also to compare, as a noun signifies whatever is expressed in parabolic or figurative language. All these oracular speeches of Balaam are in hemistich metre in the original. They are highly dignified and sublime; and may be considered as immediate poetic productions of the Spirit of God.

Numbers 24:2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he saw Israel abiding in his tents …


Numbers 22:5 He sent messengers therefore to Balaam the son of Beor to Pethor, …

Genesis 10:22 The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.

Genesis 28:2,7 Arise, go to Padanaram, to the house of Bethuel your mother's father…

Deuteronomy 23:4 Because they met you not with bread and with water in the way, when …


Numbers 22:6,11,17 Come now therefore, I pray you, curse me this people; for they are …

Proverbs 26:2 As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse …

defy Israel

1 Samuel 17:10,25,26,36,45 And the Philistine said, I defy the armies of Israel this day; give …

2 Samuel 21:21 And when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimeah the brother …

2 Samuel 23:9 And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite, one of the …

Numbers 23:7Numbers 23:7 NIVNumbers 23:7 NLTNumbers 23:7 ESVNumbers 23:7 NASBNumbers 23:7 KJVNumbers 23:7 Bible AppsNumbers 23:7 Biblia ParalelaNumbers 23:7 Chinese BibleNumbers 23:7 French BibleNumbers 23:7 German BibleBible Hub
Numbers 23:6
Top of Page
Top of Page