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Numbers 23:20 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Behold, I have received [commandment] to bless: And he hath blessed, and I cannot reverse it.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Behold, I have received [commandment] to bless: and he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Behold, I have received [a command] to bless; When He has blessed, then I cannot revoke it.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Behold, I have received [commandment] to bless: and he hath blessed, and I cannot reverse it.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Behold, I have received [mission] to bless; and he hath blessed, and I cannot reverse it.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Lo! to bless, have I received [command],—And I will bless, nor will I take it back.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Lo, to bless I have received: Yea, He blesseth, and I [can] not reverse it.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— I was brought to bless, the blessing I am not able to hinder.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Behold, I haue receiued [commandement] to blesse: and hee hath blessed, and I cannot reuerse it.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Behold, I have received [commandment] to bless: I will bless, and not turn back.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Behold, I have received [commandment] to bless: and he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Behold, x2009
(2009) Complement
הִנֵּה
hinneh
{hin-nay'}
Prolonged for H2005; lo!.
I have received 3947
{3947} Prime
לָקַח
laqach
{law-kakh'}
A primitive root; to take (in the widest variety of applications).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
[commandment] to bless: 1288
{1288} Prime
בּרךְ
barak
{baw-rak'}
A primitive root; to kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason).
z8763
<8763> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 790
and he hath blessed; 1288
{1288} Prime
בּרךְ
barak
{baw-rak'}
A primitive root; to kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason).
z8765
<8765> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2121
and I cannot x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
reverse 7725
{7725} Prime
שׁוּב
shuwb
{shoob}
A primitive root; to turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbially again.
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
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Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Numbers 23:13-30.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
he hath:

Numbers 22:12 And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people: for they [are] blessed.
Genesis 12:2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
Genesis 22:17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which [is] upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;

I cannot:

Numbers 22:18 And Balaam answered and said unto the servants of Balak, If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the word of the LORD my God, to do less or more.
Numbers 22:38 And Balaam said unto Balak, Lo, I am come unto thee: have I now any power at all to say any thing? the word that God putteth in my mouth, that shall I speak.
John 10:27-29 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: ... My Father, which gave [them] me, is greater than all; and no [man] is able to pluck [them] out of my Father's hand.
Romans 8:38-39 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, ... Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
1 Peter 1:5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
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Gn 12:2; 22:17. Nu 22:12, 18, 38. Jn 10:27. Ro 8:38. 1P 1:5.

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