Numbers 23:18

18 Then he spoke his message: “Arise, Balak, and listen; hear me, son of Zippor.

Read Numbers 23:18 Using Other Translations

And he took up his parable, and said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; hearken unto me, thou son of Zippor:
And Balaam took up his discourse and said, "Rise, Balak, and hear; give ear to me, O son of Zippor:
This was the message Balaam delivered: “Rise up, Balak, and listen! Hear me, son of Zippor.

What does Numbers 23:18 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Numbers 23:18

And he took up his parable
Pronounced the word put into his mouth,

and said, rise up Balak, and hear;
not from his seat, as Eglon a successor of his did, ( Judges 3:20 ) for he was now standing by his burnt offering; but the sense is, that he would raise his attention, and stir up himself with all diligence to hear what he was about to say:

hearken unto me, thou son of Zippor;
or to his word, as the Targums of Onkelos and Jonathan, which follow.

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