King James Version
18 And he took up his parable, and said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; hearken unto me, thou son of Zippor:
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.Read full chapter
New International Version
18 Then he spoke his message:(A)
“Arise, Balak, and listen;
hear me, son of Zippor.(B)
19 God is not human,(C) that he should lie,(D)
not a human being, that he should change his mind.(E)
Does he speak and then not act?
Does he promise(F) and not fulfill?
20 I have received a command to bless;(G)
he has blessed,(H) and I cannot change it.(I)