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Numbers 24:15

    Numbers 24:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor has said, and the man whose eyes are open has said:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor saith, And the man whose eye was closed saith;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then he went on with his story and said, These are the words of Balaam, the son of Beor, the words of him whose eyes are open:

    Webster's Revision

    And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor saith, And the man whose eye was closed saith;

    World English Bible

    He took up his parable, and said, "Balaam the son of Beor says, the man whose eye was closed says;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor saith, And the man whose eye was closed saith:

    Definitions for Numbers 24:15

    Parable - An utterance that involves a comparison.

    Clarke's Commentary on Numbers 24:15

    The man whose eyes are open - See on Numbers 24:3 (note). It seems strange that our version should have fallen into such a mistake as to render שתם shethum, open, which it does not signify, when the very sound of the word expresses the sense. The Vulgate has very properly preserved the true meaning, by rendering the clause cujus obturatus est oculus, he whose eyes are shut. The Targum first paraphrased the passage falsely, and most of the versions followed it.