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Numbers 24:9

    Numbers 24:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He couched, he lay down as a lion, and as a great lion: who shall stir him up? Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and cursed is he that curseth thee.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He couched, he lay down as a lion, and as a great lion: who shall stir him up? Blessed is he that blesses you, and cursed is he that curses you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He couched, he lay down as a lion, And as a lioness; who shall rouse him up? Blessed be every one that blesseth thee, And cursed be every one that curseth thee.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He took his sleep stretched out like a lion, and like a she-lion: by whom will his rest be broken? May a blessing be on everyone who gives you blessing, and a curse on everyone by whom you are cursed.

    Webster's Revision

    He couched, he lay down as a lion, And as a lioness; who shall rouse him up? Blessed be every one that blesseth thee, And cursed be every one that curseth thee.

    World English Bible

    He couched, he lay down as a lion, as a lioness; who shall rouse him up? Everyone who blesses you is blessed. Everyone who curses you is cursed."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He couched, he lay down as a lion, And as a lioness; who shall rouse him up? Blessed be every one that blesseth thee, And cursed be every one that curseth thee.

    Definitions for Numbers 24:9

    Blessed - Happy.

    Clarke's Commentary on Numbers 24:9

    He couched, he lay down as a lion, etc. - See the original terms explained Numbers 23:24 (note).

    These oracles, delivered by Balaam, are evident prophecies of the victories which the Israelites should gain over their enemies, and of their firm possession of the promised land. They may also refer to the great victories to be obtained by the Lord Jesus Christ, that Lion of the tribe of Judah, over sin, death, and Satan, the grand enemies of the human race; and to that most numerous posterity of spiritual children which should be begotten by the preaching of the Gospel.

    Wesley's Notes on Numbers 24:9

    24:9 He lay down - Having conquered his enemies the Canaanites, and their land, he shall quietly rest and settle himself there.