NUMBERS 23:21

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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Numbers 23:21 Translation & Meaning

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He hath not לֹֽא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
beheld הִבִּ֥יט To scan, i.e., look intently at; by implication, to regard with pleasure, favor or care beheld
iniquity אָ֙וֶן֙ Strictly nothingness; also trouble, vanity, wickedness; specifically an idol iniquity
in Jacob, בְּיַֽעֲקֹ֔ב Jaakob, the Israelitish patriarch Jacob
neither וְלֹֽא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles neither
hath he seen רָאָ֥ה To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) seen
perverseness עָמָ֖ל Toil, i.e., wearing effort; hence, worry, whether of body or mind perverseness
in Israel: בְּיִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל He will rule as God; Jisraël, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity Israel
the Lord יְהוָ֤ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
his God אֱלֹהָיו֙ 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
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
with עִמּ֔וֹ 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
him, and the shout וּתְרוּעַ֥ת Clamor, i.e., acclamation of joy or a battle-cry; especially clangor of trumpets, as an alarum shout
of a king מֶ֖לֶךְ A king king
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
among them. מֶ֖לֶךְ A king among

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  • 19  God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

  • 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.

  • 22  God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn.

  • 23  Surely 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 hath God wrought!




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