Numbers 23:5

5 The LORD put a word in Balaam’s mouth and said, “Go back to Balak and give him this word.”

Read Numbers 23:5 Using Other Translations

And the LORD put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said, Return unto Balak, and thus thou shalt speak.
And the LORD put a word in Balaam's mouth and said, "Return to Balak, and thus you shall speak."
The LORD gave Balaam a message for King Balak. Then he said, “Go back to Balak and give him my message.”

What does Numbers 23:5 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Numbers 23:5

And the Lord put a word in Balaam's mouth
&c.] Not grace into his heart, nor the fear of God within him, but suggested to him what to say; impressed it strongly on him, that he could not forget it, and with such power and weight, that he was obliged to deliver it:

and said, return unto Balak, and thus shalt thou speak;
that is, unto him, and what is expressed in ( Numbers 22:7-10 ) .

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