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Numbers 23:5 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And Jehovah put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said, Return unto Balak, and thus thou shalt speak.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the LORD put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said, Return unto Balak, and thus thou shalt speak.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Then the LORD put a word in Balaam’s mouth and said, “Return to Balak, and you shall speak thus.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the LORD put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said, Return to Balak, and thus thou shalt speak.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And Jehovah put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said, Return to Balak, and thus shalt thou speak.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And Yahweh put a word into the mouth of Balaam,—and said—Return unto Balak, and, thus, shalt thou speak.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and Jehovah putteth a word in the mouth of Balaam, and saith, 'Turn back unto Balak, and thus thou dost speak.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the Lord put the word in his mouth, and said: Return to Balac, and thus shalt thou speak.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the LORD put a word in Balaams mouth, and said, Returne vnto Balak, & thus thou shalt speake.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And God put a word into the mouth of Balaam, and said, thou shalt return to Bela{gr.Balac}, and thus shalt thou speak.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And Yahweh put a word in Bilam's mouth, and said, Return unto Balaq, and thus thou shalt speak.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
put 7760
{7760} Prime
שׂוּם
suwm
{soom}
A primitive root; to put (used in a great variety of applications, literally, figuratively, inferentially and elliptically).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
a word 1697
{1697} Prime
דָּבָר
dabar
{daw-baw'}
From H1696; a word; by implication a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially a cause.
in Bil`m's בִּלעָם 1109
{1109} Prime
בִּלְעָם
Bil`am
{bil-awm'}
Probably from H1077 and H5971; not (of the) people, that is, foreigner; Bilam, a Mesopotamian prophet; also a place in Palestine.
mouth, 6310
{6310} Prime
פֶּה
peh
{peh}
From H6284; the mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literally or figuratively (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to.
and said, 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Return 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.
z8798
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
unto x413
(0413) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(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.
Blk בָּלָק, 1111
{1111} Prime
בָּלָק
Balaq
{baw-lawk'}
From H1110; waster; Balak, a Moabitish king.
and thus x3541
(3541) Complement
כֹּה
koh
{ko}
From the prefix K and H1931; properly like this, that is, by implication (of manner) thus (or so); also (of place) here (or hither); or (of time) now.
thou shalt speak. 1696
{1696} Prime
דִּבֵּר
dabar
{daw-bar'}
A primitive root; perhaps properly to arrange; but used figuratively (of words) to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue.
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Numbers 23:4-6.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Numbers 23:1-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Numbers 23:5

And the LORD (c) put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said, Return unto Balak, and thus thou shalt speak.

(c) Taught him what to say.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Numbers 23:16 And the LORD met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said, Go again unto Balak, and say thus.
Numbers 22:35 And the angel of the LORD said unto Balaam, Go with the men: but only the word that I shall speak unto thee, that thou shalt speak. So Balaam went with the princes of Balak.
Deuteronomy 18:18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.
Proverbs 16:1 The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, [is] from the LORD.
Proverbs 16:9 A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.
Isaiah 51:16 And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou [art] my people.
Isaiah 59:21 As for me, this [is] my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that [is] upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.
Jeremiah 1:9 Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth.
Luke 12:12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.
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;
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Nu 22:35; 23:16. Dt 18:18. Pv 16:1, 9. Is 51:16; 59:21. Jr 1:9. Lk 12:12. Jn 11:51.

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