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Numbers 24:20 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And he looked on Amalek, and took up his parable, and said, Amalek was the first of the nations; But his latter end shall come to destruction.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And when he looked on Amalek, he took up his parable, and said, Amalek [was] the first of the nations; but his latter end [shall be] that he perish for ever.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— And he looked at Amalek and took up his discourse and said, “Amalek was the first of the nations, But his end [shall be] destruction.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And when he looked on Amalek, he took up his parable, and said, Amalek [was] the first of the nations, but his latter end [shall be] that he shall perish for ever.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And he saw Amalek, and took up his parable, and said, Amalek is the first of the nations, but his latter end shall be for destruction.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, when he saw Amalek, he took up his parable, and said—The beginning of nations,—Amalek, But, his latter end, is even to perish.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And he seeth Amalek, and taketh up his simile, and saith: 'A beginning of the Goyim [is] Amalek; And his latter end—for ever he perisheth.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And when he saw Amalec, he took up his parable, and said: Amalec the beginning of nations, whose latter ends shall be destroyed.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And when he looked on Amalek, he tooke vp his parable, and sayd, Amalek [was] the first of the nations, but his latter end [shall bee], that hee perish for euer.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And having seen Amalek{gr.Amalec}, he took up his parable and said, Amalek{gr.Amalec} [is] the first of the nations; yet his seed shall perish.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And when he looked on Amaleq, he took up his parable, and said, Amaleq [was] the first of the nations; but his latter end [shall be] that he perish for ever.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And when he looked y7200
[7200] Standard
רָאָה
ra'ah
{raw-aw'}
A primitive root; to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitively, intransitively and causatively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
on x7200
(7200) Complement
רָאָה
ra'ah
{raw-aw'}
A primitive root; to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitively, intransitively and causatively).
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
`mlk עֲמָלֵק, 6002
{6002} Prime
עֲמָלֵק
`Amaleq
{am-aw-lake'}
Probably of foreign origin; Amalek, a descendant of Esau; also his posterity and their country.
he took up 5375
{5375} Prime
נָשָׂא
nasa'
{naw-saw'}
A primitive root; to lift, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, absolutely and relatively.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
his parable, 4912
{4912} Prime
מָשָׁל
mashal
{maw-shawl'}
Apparently from H4910 in some original sense of superiority in mental action; properly a pithy maxim, usually of a metaphorical nature; hence a simile (as an adage, poem, discourse).
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
`mlk עֲמָלֵק 6002
{6002} Prime
עֲמָלֵק
`Amaleq
{am-aw-lake'}
Probably of foreign origin; Amalek, a descendant of Esau; also his posterity and their country.
[was] the first 7225
{7225} Prime
רֵאשִׁית
re'shiyth
{ray-sheeth'}
From the same as H7218; the first, in place, time, order or rank (specifically a firstfruit).
of the nations; 1471
{1471} Prime
גּוֹי
gowy
{go'-ee}
Apparently from the same root as H1465 (in the sense of massing); a foreign nation; hence a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts.
but his latter y319
[0319] Standard
אַחֲרִית
'achariyth
{akh-ar-eeth'}
From H0310; the last or end, hence the future; also posterity.
end x319
(0319) Complement
אַחֲרִית
'achariyth
{akh-ar-eeth'}
From H0310; the last or end, hence the future; also posterity.
[shall be] that he perish 8
{0008} Prime
אֹבֵד
'obed
{o-bade'}
Active participle of H0006; (concretely) wretched or (abstractly) destruction.
for ever. 5703
{5703} Prime
עַד
`ad
{ad}
From H5710; properly a (peremptory) terminus, that is, (by implication) duration, in the sense of perpetuity (substantially as a noun, either with or without a preposition).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Numbers 24:20

_ _ Amalek ... his latter end shall be that he perish for ever — Their territory was seen at the remote extremity of the desert. (See on Exodus 17:13; also 1 Samuel 15:1-35).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Numbers 24:15-25.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Numbers 24:20

He looked on Amalek — From the top of Pisgah, which was exceeding high, and gave him the prospect of part of all these kingdoms. The first — Heb. the firstfruits; so called either, because they were the first of all the neighbouring nations which were embodied together in one government: or, because he was the first who fought against Israel and was vanquished by them. That victory was an earnest and first — fruit of the large harvest of victories which the Israelites should in due time get over all their enemies. He shall perish for ever — He began with God and with Israel, but God will end with him, and the firm purpose of God is, that he shall be utterly destroyed; so that Saul lost his kingdom for not executing this decree, and God's command pursuant thereunto.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Numbers 24:20

And when he looked on Amalek, he took up his parable, and said, Amalek [was] the (n) first of the nations; but his latter end [shall be] that he perish for ever.

(n) The Amalekites first made war against Israel, (Numbers 14:45).

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the first of the nations:
or, the first of the nations that warred against Israel,
Exodus 17:8 Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim.
Exodus 17:16 For he said, Because the LORD hath sworn [that] the LORD [will have] war with Amalek from generation to generation.

his latter end:

Judges 6:3 And [so] it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, and the Amalekites, and the children of the east, even they came up against them;
1 Samuel 14:48 And he gathered an host, and smote the Amalekites, and delivered Israel out of the hands of them that spoiled them.
1 Samuel 15:3-8 Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass. ... And he took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.
1 Samuel 27:8-9 And David and his men went up, and invaded the Geshurites, and the Gezrites, and the Amalekites: for those [nations were] of old the inhabitants of the land, as thou goest to Shur, even unto the land of Egypt. ... And David smote the land, and left neither man nor woman alive, and took away the sheep, and the oxen, and the asses, and the camels, and the apparel, and returned, and came to Achish.
1 Samuel 30:1 And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag, and smitten Ziklag, and burned it with fire;
1 Samuel 30:17 And David smote them from the twilight even unto the evening of the next day: and there escaped not a man of them, save four hundred young men, which rode upon camels, and fled.
1 Chronicles 4:43 And they smote the rest of the Amalekites that were escaped, and dwelt there unto this day.
Esther 3:1 After these things did king Ahasuerus promote Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, and advanced him, and set his seat above all the princes that [were] with him.
Esther 7:9-10 And Harbonah, one of the chamberlains, said before the king, Behold also, the gallows fifty cubits high, which Haman had made for Mordecai, who had spoken good for the king, standeth in the house of Haman. Then the king said, Hang him thereon. ... So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king's wrath pacified.
Esther 9:14 And the king commanded it so to be done: and the decree was given at Shushan; and they hanged Haman's ten sons.

shall be that he perish for ever:
or, shall be even to destruction,
Exodus 17:14 And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this [for] a memorial in a book, and rehearse [it] in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.
1 Samuel 15:3 Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.
1 Samuel 15:8 And he took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.
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Ex 17:8, 14, 16. Jg 6:3. 1S 14:48; 15:3, 8; 27:8; 30:1, 17. 1Ch 4:43. Es 3:1; 7:9; 9:14.

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