And God said to Balaam, You shall not go with them; you shall not curse the people: for they are blessed.
Treasury of Scripture
Balaam, Thou shalt
Numbers 22:20 And God came to Balaam at night, and said to him, If the men come to call you, rise up, and go with them...
Job 33:15-17 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men, in slumberings on the bed...
Matthew 27:19 When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying, Have you nothing to do with that just man...
thou shalt not curse
Numbers 22:19 Now therefore, I pray you, tarry you also here this night, that I may know what the LORD will say to me more.
Numbers 23:3,13-15,19,23 And Balaam said to Balak, Stand by your burnt offering, and I will go: peradventure the LORD will come to meet me...
Micah 6:5 O my people, remember now what Balak king of Moab consulted, and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him from Shittim to Gilgal...
Numbers 23:20 Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he has blessed; and I cannot reverse it.
Genesis 12:2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing:
Genesis 22:16-18 And said, By myself have I sworn, said the LORD, for because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son...
Deuteronomy 23:5 Nevertheless the LORD your God would not listen to Balaam; but the LORD your God turned the curse into a blessing to you...
Deuteronomy 33:29 Happy are you, O Israel: who is like to you, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of your help...
Psalm 144:15 Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yes, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD.
Psalm 146:5 Happy is he that has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:
Romans 4:6,7 Even as David also describes the blessedness of the man, to whom God imputes righteousness without works...
Romans 11:29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
ContextBalak Summons Balaam
1And the children of Israel set forward, and pitched in the plains of Moab on this side Jordan by Jericho. 2And Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites. 3And Moab was sore afraid of the people, because they were many: and Moab was distressed because of the children of Israel. 4And Moab said to the elders of Midian, Now shall this company lick up all that are round about us, as the ox licks up the grass of the field. And Balak the son of Zippor was king of the Moabites at that time. 5He sent messengers therefore to Balaam the son of Beor to Pethor, which is by the river of the land of the children of his people, to call him, saying, Behold, there is a people come out from Egypt: behold, they cover the face of the earth, and they abide over against me: 6Come now therefore, I pray you, curse me this people; for they are too mighty for me: peradventure I shall prevail, that we may smite them, and that I may drive them out of the land: for I know that he whom you bless is blessed, and he whom you curse is cursed. 7And the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the rewards of divination in their hand; and they came to Balaam, and spoke to him the words of Balak. 8And he said to them, Lodge here this night, and I will bring you word again, as the LORD shall speak to me: and the princes of Moab stayed with Balaam. 9And God came to Balaam, and said, What men are these with you? 10And Balaam said to God, Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, has sent to me, saying, 11Behold, there is a people come out of Egypt, which covers the face of the earth: come now, curse me them; peradventure I shall be able to overcome them, and drive them out. 12And God said to Balaam, You shall not go with them; you shall not curse the people: for they are blessed. 13And Balaam rose up in the morning, and said to the princes of Balak, Get you into your land: for the LORD refuses to give me leave to go with you. 14And the princes of Moab rose up, and they went to Balak, and said, Balaam refuses to come with us. 15And Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honorable than they. 16And they came to Balaam, and said to him, Thus said Balak the son of Zippor, Let nothing, I pray you, hinder you from coming to me: 17For I will promote you to very great honor, and I will do whatever you say to me: come therefore, I pray you, curse me this people. 18And Balaam answered and said to the servants of Balak, If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the word of the LORD my God, to do less or more. 19Now therefore, I pray you, tarry you also here this night, that I may know what the LORD will say to me more. 20And God came to Balaam at night, and said to him, If the men come to call you, rise up, and go with them; but yet the word which I shall say to you, that shall you do. 21And Balaam rose up in the morning, and saddled his ass, and went with the princes of Moab.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people; for they are blessed.
And God said to Balaam : Thou shalt not go with them, nor shalt thou curse the people: because it is blessed.
Darby Bible Translation
And God said to Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people; for they are blessed.
King James Bible
And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people: for they are blessed.
Young's Literal Translation
and God saith unto Balaam, 'Thou dost not go with them; thou dost not curse the people; for it is blessed.'