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Numbers 24:9

pHe couched, he lay down as a lion,

And as a great lion: who shall stir him up?

qBlessed is he that blesseth thee,

And cursed is he that curseth thee.

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Numbers 24:9 — The New International Version (NIV)

Like a lion they crouch and lie down,

like a lioness—who dares to rouse them?

“May those who bless you be blessed

and those who curse you be cursed!”

Numbers 24:9 — English Standard Version (ESV)

He crouched, he lay down like a lion

and like a lioness; who will rouse him up?

Blessed are those who bless you,

and cursed are those who curse you.”

Numbers 24:9 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Like a lion, Israel crouches and lies down;

like a lioness, who dares to arouse her?

Blessed is everyone who blesses you, O Israel,

and cursed is everyone who curses you.”

Numbers 24:9 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

‘He bows down, he lies down as a lion;

And as a lion, who shall rouse him?’

“Blessed is he who blesses you,

And cursed is he who curses you.”

Numbers 24:9 — New Century Version (NCV)

Like a lion, they lie waiting to attack;

like a lioness, no one would be brave enough to wake them.

Anyone who blesses you will be blessed,

and anyone who curses you will be cursed.”

Numbers 24:9 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

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.

Numbers 24:9 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

He stooped, he lay down like a lion, and like a lioness: who will stir him up? Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and cursed is he that curseth thee.

Numbers 24:9 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

His people lie down and rest like a lion.

They are like a lioness. Who dares to disturb them?

Those who bless you will be blessed!

Those who curse you will be cursed!”

Numbers 24:9 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

He crouches, he lies down like a lion

or a lioness—who dares to rouse him?

Those who bless you will be blessed,

and those who curse you will be cursed.

Numbers 24:9 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

He crouched, he lay down like a lion,

and like a lioness; who will rouse him up?

Blessed is everyone who blesses you,

and cursed is everyone who curses you.”

Numbers 24:9 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

He crouches, he lies down like a lion,

and like a lioness, who will rouse him?

They who bless you will be blessed,

and they who curse you will be cursed.”

Numbers 24:9 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

Like a male lion they lie down and sleep.

They are like a female lion.

Who dares to wake them up?

May those who bless you be blessed!

May those who call down a curse on you be cursed!”

Numbers 24:9 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

“He couches, he lies down as a lion,

And as a lion, who dares rouse him?

Blessed is everyone who blesses you,

And cursed is everyone who curses you.”