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Numbers 22:18

Context
NET ©

Balaam replied 1  to the servants of Balak, “Even if Balak would give me his palace full of silver and gold, I could not transgress the commandment 2  of the Lord my God 3  to do less or more.

NIV ©

But Balaam answered them, "Even if Balak gave me his palace filled with silver and gold, I could not do anything great or small to go beyond the command of the LORD my God.

NASB ©

Balaam replied to the servants of Balak, "Though Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not do anything, either small or great, contrary to the command of the LORD my God.

NLT ©

But Balaam answered them, "Even if Balak were to give me a palace filled with silver and gold, I would be powerless to do anything against the will of the LORD my God.

MSG ©

Balaam answered Balak's servants: "Even if Balak gave me his house stuffed with silver and gold, I wouldn't be able to defy the orders of my GOD to do anything, whether big or little.

BBE ©

But Balaam, in answer; said to the servants of Balak, Even if Balak gave me his house full of silver and gold, it would not be possible for me to do anything more or less than the orders of the Lord my God.

NRSV ©

But Balaam replied to the servants of Balak, "Although Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not go beyond the command of the LORD my God, to do less or more.

NKJV ©

Then Balaam answered and said to the servants of Balak, "Though Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not go beyond the word of the LORD my God, to do less or more.


KJV
And Balaam
<01109>
answered
<06030> (8799)
and said
<0559> (8799)
unto the servants
<05650>
of Balak
<01111>_,
If Balak
<01111>
would give
<05414> (8799)
me his house
<01004>
full
<04393>
of silver
<03701>
and gold
<02091>_,
I cannot
<03201> (8799)
go beyond
<05674> (8800)
the word
<06310>
of the LORD
<03068>
my God
<0430>_,
to do
<06213> (8800)
less
<06996>
or more
<01419>_.
NASB ©
Balaam
<01109>
replied
<06030>
to the servants
<05650>
of Balak
<01111>
, "Though
<0518>
Balak
<01111>
were to give
<05414>
me his house
<01004>
full
<04393>
of silver
<03701>
and gold
<02091>
, I could
<03201>
not do
<06213>
anything, either small
<06996>
or
<0176>
great
<01419>
, contrary
<05674>
to the command
<06310>
of the LORD
<03068>
my God
<0430>
.
HEBREW
hlwdg
<01419>
wa
<0176>
hnjq
<06996>
twvel
<06213>
yhla
<0430>
hwhy
<03068>
yp
<06310>
ta
<0853>
rbel
<05674>
lkwa
<03201>
al
<03808>
bhzw
<02091>
Pok
<03701>
wtyb
<01004>
alm
<04393>
qlb
<01111>
yl
<0>
Nty
<05414>
Ma
<0518>
qlb
<01111>
ydbe
<05650>
la
<0413>
rmayw
<0559>
Melb
<01109>
Neyw (22:18)
<06030>
LXXM
kai
<2532
CONJ
apekriyh {V-API-3S} balaam
<903
N-PRI
kai
<2532
CONJ
eipen {V-AAI-3S} toiv
<3588
T-DPM
arcousin
<758
N-DPM
balak
<904
N-PRI
ean
<1437
CONJ
dw
<1325
V-AAS-3S
moi
<1473
P-DS
balak
<904
N-PRI
plhrh
<4134
A-APN
ton
<3588
T-ASM
oikon
<3624
N-ASM
autou
<846
D-GSM
arguriou
<694
N-GSN
kai
<2532
CONJ
crusiou
<5553
N-GSN
ou
<3364
ADV
dunhsomai
<1410
V-FMI-1S
parabhnai
<3845
V-AAN
to
<3588
T-ASN
rhma
<4487
N-ASN
kuriou
<2962
N-GSM
tou
<3588
T-GSM
yeou
<2316
N-GSM
poihsai
<4160
V-AAN
auto
<846
D-ASN
mikron
<3398
A-ASN
h
<2228
CONJ
mega
<3173
A-ASN
en
<1722
PREP
th
<3588
T-DSF
dianoia
<1271
N-DSF
mou
<1473
P-GS
NET © [draft] ITL
Balaam
<01109>
replied
<0559>
to
<0413>
the servants
<05650>
of Balak
<01111>
, “Even if
<0518>
Balak
<01111>
would give
<05414>
me his palace
<01004>
full
<04393>
of silver
<03701>
and gold
<02091>
, I could
<03201>
not
<03808>
transgress
<05674>
the commandment
<06310>
of the Lord
<03068>
my God
<0430>
to do
<06213>
less
<06996>
or
<0176>
more
<01419>
.
NET ©

Balaam replied 1  to the servants of Balak, “Even if Balak would give me his palace full of silver and gold, I could not transgress the commandment 2  of the Lord my God 3  to do less or more.

NET © Notes

tn Heb “answered and said.”

tn Heb “mouth.”

sn In the light of subsequent events one should not take too seriously that Balaam referred to Yahweh as his God. He is referring properly to the deity for which he is acting as the agent.



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