Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he has blessed; and I cannot reverse it.
Treasury of Scripture
Numbers 22:12 And God said to Balaam, You shall not go with them; you shall not curse the people: for they are blessed.
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 22:17 That in blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will multiply your seed as the stars of the heaven...
Numbers 22:18,38 And Balaam answered and said to the servants of Balak, If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold...
John 10:27-29 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me...
Romans 8:38,39 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come...
1 Peter 1:5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith to salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
ContextBalaam's Second Oracle
13And Balak said to him, Come, I pray you, with me to another place, from from where you may see them: you shall see but the utmost part of them, and shall not see them all: and curse me them from there. 14And he brought him into the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered a bullock and a ram on every altar. 15And he said to Balak, Stand here by your burnt offering, while I meet the LORD yonder. 16And the LORD met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said, Go again to Balak, and say thus. 17And when he came to him, behold, he stood by his burnt offering, and the princes of Moab with him. And Balak said to him, What has the LORD spoken? 18And he took up his parable, and said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; listen to me, you son of Zippor: 19God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: has he said, and shall he not do it? or has he spoken, and shall he not make it good? 20Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he has blessed; and I cannot reverse it. 21He has not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither has he seen perverseness in Israel: the LORD his God is with him, and the shout of a king is among them. 22God brought them out of Egypt; he has as it were the strength of an unicorn. 23Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel: according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What has God worked! 24Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion, and lift up himself as a young lion: he shall not lie down until he eat of the prey, and drink the blood of the slain. 25And Balak said to Balaam, Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all. 26But Balaam answered and said to Balak, Told not I you, saying, All that the LORD speaks, that I must do? 27And Balak said to Balaam, Come, I pray you, I will bring you to another place; peradventure it will please God that you may curse me them from there. 28And Balak brought Balaam to the top of Peor, that looks toward Jeshimon. 29And Balaam said to Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams. 30And Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered a bullock and a ram on every altar.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Behold, I have received commandment to bless: And he hath blessed, and I cannot reverse it.
I was brought to bless, the blessing I am not able to hinder.
Darby Bible Translation
Behold, I have received mission to bless; and he hath blessed, and I cannot reverse it.
King James Bible
Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it.
Young's Literal Translation
Lo, to bless I have received: Yea, He blesseth, and I can not reverse it.