Numbers 23:1

Balaam’s First Message

1 Balaam said, “Build me seven altars here, and prepare seven bulls and seven rams for me.”

Numbers 23:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven oxen and seven rams.
ESV
1 And Balaam said to Balak, "Build for me here seven altars, and prepare for me here seven bulls and seven rams."
NLT
1 Then Balaam said to King Balak, “Build me seven altars here, and prepare seven young bulls and seven rams for me to sacrifice.”
MSG
1 Balaam said, "Build me seven altars here, and then prepare seven bulls and seven rams."
CSB
1 Then Balaam said to Balak, "Build me seven altars here and prepare seven bulls and seven rams for me."

Numbers 23:1 In-Context

1 Balaam said, “Build me seven altars here, and prepare seven bulls and seven rams for me.”
2 Balak did as Balaam said, and the two of them offered a bull and a ram on each altar.
3 Then Balaam said to Balak, “Stay here beside your offering while I go aside. Perhaps the LORD will come to meet with me. Whatever he reveals to me I will tell you.” Then he went off to a barren height.
4 God met with him, and Balaam said, “I have prepared seven altars, and on each altar I have offered a bull and a ram.”
5 The LORD put a word in Balaam’s mouth and said, “Go back to Balak and give him this word.”

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Numbers 22:40
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