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Numbers 22:9 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And God came unto Balaam, and said, What men are these with thee?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And God came unto Balaam, and said, What men [are] these with thee?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Then God came to Balaam and said, “Who are these men with you?”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And God came to Balaam, and said, What men [are] these with thee?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And God came to Balaam, and said, Who are these men with thee?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And God came in unto Balaam,—and said, Who are these men, with thee?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And God cometh in unto Balaam, and saith, 'Who [are] these men with thee?'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— What mean these men that are with thee?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And God came vnto Balaam, and said, What men are these with thee?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And God came to Balaam, and said to him, Who are these men with thee?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And Elohim came unto Bilam, and said, What men [are] these with thee?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And lhm אֱלֹהִים 430
{0430} Prime
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
came 935
{0935} Prime
A primitive root; to go or come (in a wide variety of applications).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
unto x413
(0413) Complement
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
Bil`m בִּלעָם, 1109
{1109} Prime
Probably from H1077 and H5971; not (of the) people, that is, foreigner; Bilam, a Mesopotamian prophet; also a place in Palestine.
and said, 559
{0559} Prime
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
What x4310
(4310) Complement
An interrogitive pronoun of persons, as H4100 is of things, who? (occasionally, by a peculiar idiom, of things); also (indefinitely) whoever; often used in oblique construction with prefix or suffix.
men y582
[0582] Standard
From H0605; properly a mortal (and thus differeing from the more dignified H0120); hence a man in general (singly or collectively). It is often unexpressed in the English Version, especially when used in apposition with another word.
(0376) Complement
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
[are] these x428
(0428) Complement
Prolonged from H0411; these or those.
with x5973
(5973) Complement
From H6004; adverb or preposition, with (that is, in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Numbers 22:8-14.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Numbers 22:1-14.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Numbers 22:9

What men are these — He asks this that Balaam by repeating the thing in God's presence might be convinced and ashamed of his sin and folly, in offering his service in such a business: and for a foundation to the following answer.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Numbers 22:20 And God came unto Balaam at night, and said unto him, If the men come to call thee, rise up, [and] go with them; but yet the word which I shall say unto thee, that shalt thou do.
Genesis 20:3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou [art but] a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she [is] a man's wife.
Genesis 31:24 And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said unto him, Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.
Genesis 41:25 And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh [is] one: God hath shewed Pharaoh what he [is] about to do.
Daniel 2:45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream [is] certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.
Daniel 4:31-32 While the word [was] in the king's mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, [saying], O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken; The kingdom is departed from thee. ... And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling [shall be] with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.
Matthew 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if [it were] possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
John 11:51 And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation;

What men:

Genesis 3:9-11 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where [art] thou? ... And he said, Who told thee that thou [wast] naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
Genesis 4:9 And the LORD said unto Cain, Where [is] Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: [Am] I my brother's keeper?
Genesis 16:8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.
Exodus 4:2 And the LORD said unto him, What [is] that in thine hand? And he said, A rod.
2 Kings 20:14-15 Then came Isaiah the prophet unto king Hezekiah, and said unto him, What said these men? and from whence came they unto thee? And Hezekiah said, They are come from a far country, [even] from Babylon. ... And he said, What have they seen in thine house? And Hezekiah answered, All [the things] that [are] in mine house have they seen: there is nothing among my treasures that I have not shewed them.
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Gn 3:9; 4:9; 16:8; 20:3; 31:24; 41:25. Ex 4:2. Nu 22:20. 2K 20:14. Dn 2:45; 4:31. Mt 7:22; 24:24. Jn 11:51.

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