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Numbers 24:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— As valleys are they spread forth, As gardens by the river-side, As lign-aloes which Jehovah hath planted, As cedar-trees beside the waters.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river's side, as the trees of lign aloes which the LORD hath planted, [and] as cedar trees beside the waters.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Like valleys that stretch out, Like gardens beside the river, Like aloes planted by the LORD, Like cedars beside the waters.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river's side, as the trees of lign-aloes which the LORD hath planted, [and] as cedar-trees beside the waters.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Like valleys are they spread forth, like gardens by the river side, Like aloe-trees which Jehovah hath planted, like cedars beside the waters.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Like ravines extended, Like gardens by a river,—Like aloe-trees Yahweh hath planted, Like cedars by waters:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— As valleys they have been stretched out, As gardens by a river; As aloes Jehovah hath planted, As cedars by waters;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— As woody valleys, as watered gardens near the rivers, as tabernacles which the Lord hath pitched, as cedars by the waterside.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— As the valleyes are they spread forth, as gardens by the riuer side, as the trees of Lign-Aloes which the LORD hath planted, [and] as Cedar trees beside the waters.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— as shady groves, and as gardens by a river, and as tents which God pitched, and as cedars by the waters.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river's side, as the trees of lign aloes which Yahweh hath planted, [and] as cedar trees beside the waters.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
As the valleys 5158
{5158} Prime
נַחַל
nachal
{nakh'-al}
From H5157 in its original sense; a stream, especially a winter torrent; (by implication) a (narrow) valley (in which a brook runs); also a shaft (of a mine).
are they spread forth, 5186
{5186} Prime
נָטָה
natah
{naw-taw'}
A primitive root; to stretch or spread out; by implication to bend away (including moral deflection); used in a great variety of applications.
z8738
<8738> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 1429
as gardens 1593
{1593} Prime
גַּנָּה
gannah
{gan-naw'}
Feminine of H1588; a garden.
by x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
the river's x5104
(5104) Complement
נָהָר
nahar
{naw-hawr'}
From H5102; a stream (including the sea; especially the Nile, Euphrates, etc.); figuratively, prosperity.
side, y5104
[5104] Standard
נָהָר
nahar
{naw-hawr'}
From H5102; a stream (including the sea; especially the Nile, Euphrates, etc.); figuratively, prosperity.
as the trees of lign aloes 174
{0174} Prime
אֲהָלִים
'ahaliym
{a-haw-leem'}
(The second form, which is feminine, is used only in the plural); of foreign origin; aloe wood (that is, sticks).
which Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
hath planted, 5193
{5193} Prime
נָטַע
nata`
{naw-tah'}
A primitive root; properly to strike in, that is, fix; specifically to plant (literally or figuratively).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
[and] as cedar trees 730
{0730} Prime
אֶרֶז
'erez
{eh-rez'}
From H0729; a cedar tree (from the tenacity of its roots).
beside x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
the waters. 4325
{4325} Prime
מַיִם
mayim
{mah'-yim}
Dual of a primitive noun (but used in a singular sense); water; figuratively juice; by euphemism urine, semen.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Numbers 24:5-7.


Numbers 24:6

_ _ As the valleysHebrew, “brooks,” the watercourses of the mountains.

_ _ lign aloes — an aromatic shrub on the banks of his native Euphrates, the conical form of which suggested an apt resemblance to a tent. The redundant imagery of these verses depicts the humble origin, rapid progress, and prosperity of Israel.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Numbers 24:1-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Numbers 24:6

As the valleys — Which often from a small beginning are spread forth far and wide. As gardens — Pleasant and fruitful and secured by a fence. As lign — aloes — An Arabian and Indian tree of a sweet smell, yielding shade and shelter both to man and beast; such is Israel, not only safe themselves, but yielding shelter to all that join themselves to them. Which the Lord hath planted — Nature, not art.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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as gardens:

Genesis 2:8-10 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. ... And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
Genesis 13:10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it [was] well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, [even] as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.
Song of Songs 4:12-15 A garden inclosed [is] my sister, [my] spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed. ... A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon.
Song of Songs 6:11 I went down into the garden of nuts to see the fruits of the valley, [and] to see whether the vine flourished, [and] the pomegranates budded.
Isaiah 58:11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
Jeremiah 31:12 Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of the LORD, for wheat, and for wine, and for oil, and for the young of the flock and of the herd: and their soul shall be as a watered garden; and they shall not sorrow any more at all.
Joel 3:18 And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim.

as the trees:
Ahalim, "lign-aloe trees." This tree, which grows in the East Indies, is described as being eight or ten feet in height, with a stem the thickness of a man's thigh. At the top grows a large tuft of jagged and thick leaves, thick and indented, broad at the bottom, but growing narrower towards the point, and about four feet in length. The blossoms are red, intermingled with yellow, and double like cloves; from which comes a red and white fruit, of the size of a pea, oblong and triangular, with three apartments filled with seed. The tree has a very beautiful appearance; and a forest of them is said to bear a resemblance to a numerous encampment.
Psalms 1:3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
Jeremiah 17:18 Let them be confounded that persecute me, but let not me be confounded: let them be dismayed, but let not me be dismayed: bring upon them the day of evil, and destroy them with double destruction.

which the:

Psalms 104:16 The trees of the LORD are full [of sap]; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;
Isaiah 41:19 I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah tree, and the myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the fir tree, [and] the pine, and the box tree together:

as cedar:

Psalms 92:12-14 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. ... They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;
Ezekiel 31:3-4 Behold, the Assyrian [was] a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs. ... The waters made him great, the deep set him up on high with her rivers running round about his plants, and sent out her little rivers unto all the trees of the field.
Ezekiel 47:12 And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.
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Gn 2:8; 13:10. Ps 1:3; 92:12; 104:16. So 4:12; 6:11. Is 41:19; 58:11. Jr 17:18; 31:12. Ezk 31:3; 47:12. Jol 3:18.

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