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Numbers 22:2

    Numbers 22:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now Balak, the son of Zippor, saw what Israel had done to the Amorites.

    Webster's Revision

    And Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites.

    World English Bible

    Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites.

    Barnes' Notes on Numbers 22:2

    Balak the son of Zippor - The comparison of Numbers 22:4 with Numbers 21:26 suggests that Balak was not the hereditary king but a Midianite, and that a change of dynasty had taken place. His father's name, Zippor, "Bird," reminds us of those of other Midianites, e. g., Oreb, "Crow," Zeeb, "Wolf." Possibly the Midianite chieftains had taken advantage of the weakness of the Moabites after the Amorite victories to establish themselves as princes in the land.