Numbers 24 :2

Numbers 24 :2 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he saw Israel abiding in his tents according to their tribes; and the spirit of God came on him.

American King James Version (AKJV)

And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he saw Israel abiding in his tents according to their tribes; and the spirit of God came on him.

American Standard Version (ASV)

And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he saw Israel dwelling according to their tribes; and the Spirit of God came upon him.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

And lifting up his eyes, he saw Israel there, with their tents in the order of their tribes: and the spirit of God came on him.

Webster's Revision

And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he saw Israel abiding in his tents according to their tribes, and the spirit of God came upon him.

World English Bible

Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he saw Israel dwelling according to their tribes; and the Spirit of God came on him.

English Revised Version (ERV)

And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he saw Israel dwelling according to their tribes; and the spirit of God came upon him.

Definitions for Numbers 24 :2

Clarke's Commentary on Numbers 24 :2

The Spirit of God came upon him - This Divine afflatus he had not expected on the present occasion, but God had not yet declared the whole of his will.

Barnes's Commentary on Numbers 24 :2

Balaam gazed over the camp of Israel that stretched before him, and allowed the spectacle to work its own influence upon him.

Wesley's Commentary on Numbers 24 :2

24:2 Came upon him - Inspired him to speak the following words.
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