NUMBERS 22:9

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And God came unto Balaam, and said, What men are these with thee?”

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Numbers 22:9 Translation & Meaning

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And God אֱלֹהִ֖ים Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
came וַיָּבֹ֥א To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) came
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
Balaam, בִּלְעָ֑ם Bilam, a Mesopotamian prophet Balaam
and said, וַיֹּ֕אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
What מִ֛י Who? (occasionally, by a peculiar idiom, of things); also (indefinitely) whoever; often used in oblique construction with prefix or suffix What
men הָֽאֲנָשִׁ֥ים Properly, a mortal (and thus differing from the more dignified H0120); hence, a man in general (singly or collectively) men
are (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
these הָאֵ֖לֶּה These or those these
with עִמָּֽךְ׃ Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) with
thee? עִמָּֽךְ׃ Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) thee

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  • 7  And the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the rewards of divination in their hand; and they came unto Balaam, and spake unto him the words of Balak.

  • 8  And he said unto them, Lodge here this night, and I will bring you word again, as the Lord shall speak unto me: and the princes of Moab abode with Balaam.

  • 9  And God came unto Balaam, and said, What men are these with thee?

  • 10  And Balaam said unto God, Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, hath sent unto me, saying,

  • 11  Behold, there is a people come out of Egypt, which covereth the face of the earth: come now, curse me them; peradventure I shall be able to overcome them, and drive them out.




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