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Numbers 23:8

    Numbers 23:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? or how shall I defy, whom the LORD hath not defied?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    How shall I curse, whom God has not cursed? or how shall I defy, whom the LORD has not defied?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? And how shall I defy, whom Jehovah hath not defied?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    How may I put curses on him who is not cursed by God? how may I be angry with him with whom the Lord is not angry?

    Webster's Revision

    How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? And how shall I defy, whom Jehovah hath not defied?

    World English Bible

    How shall I curse whom God has not cursed? How shall I defy whom Yahweh has not defied?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? And how shall I defy, whom the LORD hath not defied?

    Clarke's Commentary on Numbers 23:8

    How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? - It was granted on all hands that no incantations nor imprecations could avail, unless God concurred and ratified them. From God's communication to Balaam he saw that God was determined to bless and defend Israel, and therefore all endeavors to injure them must be in vain.