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Numbers 23:20–21

20  Behold, I received a command to bless:

dhe has blessed, and eI cannot revoke it.

21  fHe has not beheld misfortune in Jacob,

nor has he seen trouble in Israel.

The Lord their God is with them,

and the shout of a king is among them.

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Numbers 23:20–21 — The New International Version (NIV)

20 I have received a command to bless;

he has blessed, and I cannot change it.

21 “No misfortune is seen in Jacob,

no misery observed in Israel.

The Lord their God is with them;

the shout of the King is among them.

Numbers 23:20–21 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

20 Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he hath blessed;

And I cannot reverse it.

21 He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob,

Neither hath he seen perverseness in Israel:

The Lord his God is with him,

And the shout of a king is among them.

Numbers 23:20–21 — New Living Translation (NLT)

20 Listen, I received a command to bless;

God has blessed, and I cannot reverse it!

21 No misfortune is in his plan for Jacob;

no trouble is in store for Israel.

For the Lord their God is with them;

he has been proclaimed their king.

Numbers 23:20–21 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

20 Behold, I have received a command to bless;

He has blessed, and I cannot reverse it.

21 “He has not observed iniquity in Jacob,

Nor has He seen wickedness in Israel.

The Lord his God is with him,

And the shout of a King is among them.

Numbers 23:20–21 — New Century Version (NCV)

20 He told me to bless them,

so I cannot change the blessing.

21 He has found no wrong in the people of Jacob;

he saw no fault in Israel.

The Lord their God is with them,

and they praise their King.

Numbers 23:20–21 — American Standard Version (ASV)

20 Behold, I have received commandment to bless:

And he hath blessed, and I cannot reverse it.

21 He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob;

Neither hath he seen perverseness in Israel:

Jehovah his God is with him,

And the shout of a king is among them.

Numbers 23:20–21 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

20 Behold, I have received mission to bless; and he hath blessed, and I cannot reverse it. 21 He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath he seen wrong in Israel; Jehovah his God is with him, and the shout of a king is in his midst.

Numbers 23:20–21 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

20 I have received a command to bless. 

He has blessed, and I can’t change it. 

21 He doesn’t want any trouble for the descendants of Jacob. 

He sees no misfortune for the people of Israel. 

The Lord their God is with them, 

praised as their king. 

Numbers 23:20–21 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

20 I have indeed received a command to bless;

since He has blessed, I cannot change it.

21 He considers no disaster for Jacob;

He sees no trouble for Israel.

The Lord their God is with them,

and there is rejoicing over the King among them.

Numbers 23:20–21 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

20 See, I received a command to bless;

he has blessed, and I cannot revoke it.

21 He has not beheld misfortune in Jacob;

nor has he seen trouble in Israel.

The Lord their God is with them,

acclaimed as a king among them.

Numbers 23:20–21 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

20 Behold, I have received a command to bless;

when he has blessed, I cannot cause it to return.

21 He has no regard for evil in Jacob,

and he does not see trouble in Israel;

Yahweh his God is with him,

and a shout of a king is among them.

Numbers 23:20–21 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

20 He has commanded me to bless Israel.

He has given them his blessing. And I can’t change it.

21 “I don’t see any trouble coming on the people of Jacob.

I don’t see any suffering in Israel.

The Lord their God is with them.

The shout of the King is among them.

Numbers 23:20–21 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

20 Behold, I have received a command to bless;

When He has blessed, then I cannot revoke it.

21 “He has not observed misfortune in Jacob;

Nor has He seen trouble in Israel;

The Lord his God is with him,

And the shout of a king is among them.


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