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Numbers 23:15-18

Context
23:15 And Balaam 1  said to Balak, “Station yourself here 2  by your burnt offering, while I meet the Lord there. 23:16 Then the Lord met Balaam and put a message 3  in his mouth and said, “Return to Balak, and speak what I tell you.” 23:17 When Balaam 4  came to him, he was still standing by his burnt offering, along with the princes of Moab. And Balak said to him, “What has the Lord spoken?”

Balaam Prophesies Again

23:18 Balaam 5  uttered 6  his oracle, and said,

“Rise up, 7  Balak, and hear;

Listen to me, son of Zippor:

1 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Balaam) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

2 tn The verse uses כֹּה (koh) twice: “Station yourself here…I will meet [the Lord] there.”

3 tn Heb “word.”

4 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Balaam) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

5 tn Heb “he.” The antecedent has been supplied in the translation for clarity.

6 tn Heb “took up.”

7 tn The verb probably means “pay attention” in this verse.



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