My simple job in this lesson is to explain why we should care about what he said. This is the holy book of numbers, known as the fourth book of moses called numbers. Verse click for chapter new international version god is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Oh the sottishness of superstition, to imagine that god will be at mans beck. This is something god never got through balaams thick skull because throughout the entire account, he tries his best to curse israel, to do more than god instructs, or. One day we will be part of a great multitude which no man can number rev 7. God is not as man to waver, nor as the son of man to be threatened. Tell the israelites to bring you a red heifer without defect or blemish and that has never been under a yoke. You shall see only a fraction of them and shall not see them all. This is the exact same place where the israelites have been hanging out since god freed them from slavery back in exodus. To oppose israel is to oppose israels god verses 2223. Jesus in the book of numbers numbers is so named because of the 2 numberings of the wandering israelites ch 1,26. Numbers 19 the water of cleansing the lord said bible.
The book of numbers clearly states the unalterable truth. God responds with shortterm severity and longterm generosity as he leads them into the promised land. Numbers chapter 23 kjv king james version how shall i curse, whom god hath not cursed. The book of numbers is traditionally ascribed to moses though little in the book explicitly confirms it see, for example, however, 33. Numbers 23 balaams first message 1 balaam said, build me seven altars here, and prepare seven bulls and seven rams for me. God is not a man the prophet is here compelled, in the strongest manner, to proclaim his own folly, and the vain expectation of the king of moab. This chapter deals with the provision of a means to cure the uncleanness of death verses 11, because whosoever toucheth any man that is dead defileth the tabernacle of the lord and would be in danger of being cut off from israel verse. Unbelief hinders what god wants to do in our lives it was because of unbelief that the children of israel could not enter into the promised land. God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should repent. The next step is to enter your payment information. Genesis 3 commentary genesis 12 commentary genesis 15 commentary genesis 49 commentary. Study scripture verses with commentary, concordances, and use highlighting, underlining, take notes in the bible. The recording is dramatized, from the king james bible. Starting your free trial of bible gateway plus is easy.
That they should not see the promised land numbers 14. Numbers 23, english standard version 2016 esv the bible app. The curse is turned into a blessing, by the overruling power of god, in love to israel. But, contextually, there is likely a better understanding of this verse. Youre already logged in with your bible gateway account. Numbers bible book with full chapters king james version. The book of leviticus as well as the book of numbers follow immediately after the book of exodus. Against jacob, or, in jacob, as the marginal reading, and this is favoured by the septuagint and the targums, and is equally true and striking. It was the proud peculiarity of israel that he trusted not to any magic. Balak should remember that god defended israel against her enemies, so that they were invincible. And balak said unto him, come, i pray thee, with me unto another place, from whence thou mayest see them. Theyve been in this same spot for about a year and now theyre getting ready to start out on their journey to this land flowing with milk and honey that god keeps.
The hebrew title for the book is in the wilderness. Numbers is indeed the book of the wilderness, recording the pitiable failure of israel at kadeshbarnea, and the consequent wanderings and experiences of the people in the wilderness. This book is called numbers because there are many lists of numbers in it. The hebrew name for these books is the torah, which means law. During that year, between the first passover in egypt in exodus 12, and the next passover recorded in numbers 9. This is something god never got through balaams thick skull because throughout the entire account, he tries his best to curse israel, to do more than god instructs, or to speak beyond what god put into his mouth. Numbers chapter 14 verse by verse bible commentary. They contain gods instructions about how his people should live. But they forget that the book of numbers does not say they lived upon what the desert yielded, but that they were miraculously sustained. Verse by verse commentaries by book precept austin. Holman christian standard bible chapter parallel numbers 23. God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a human being, 1 that he should change his mind. That title reflects the two censuses god took of his people. The humble intercession of moses for them, numbers 14.
Jesus in the book of numbers numbers is so named because of the 2 numberings of the wandering israelites. This two chapter sections is all about how a nonjewish man gives four separate speeches about the present and future nation of israel. Because israel were counted twice in chapter 1 and 26. The verse intimates that the seer was at last, through the overruling of his own auguries, compelled to own what, had he not been blinded by avarice and ambition, he would have discerned before that there was an indisputable interference of god on israels behalf, against which all arts and efforts of man must prove vain. Who can count, the dust of jacob the people of israel, their posterity so called, not because of their original, the dust of the earth, but because of their numbers, being as numerous as the dust of the earth, or sand of the sea, as it was promised they should be, genesis 28. The bible book of numbers with full chapters, footnotes and bible commentary to aid your bible search, reading, and study. Christian bible study resources, dictionary, concordance and search. If god repeats the same thing over and over again, it must be important. Such a position is biblically untenable, and such an exegesis of numbers 23. Name numbers comes to our english bibles from the septuagint. I brought you to curse my enemies, but you have done nothing but bless them. It records the pilgrimage, warfare, service and failure of the second generation of the nation after the exodus from egypt.
When men are deeply convinced of sin, they find it exceedingly difficult to rest simply on the promises of the gospel. The bibliography for this study of numbers is presented at the end of the article, introduction to the pentateuch. Balaam still continues to prophesy good things in favour of israel. And when balaam saw that it pleased the lord that he should bless israel.
He has never represented himself as something that he is not. Clicking on a chapter will show you the text of that chapter of numbers in the bible king james version. In context, god has intercepted a false prophet, balaam, from declaring that yahweh was against israel. The illuminated bible, numbers, chapter 23, verse 19. Numbers chapter 19 kjv king james version frank, god requires a blood sacrifice. Build me here seven altars, and prepare as many calves, and the same number of rams. Balaam, instead of cursing israel, is obliged to bless them, and prophesy good things of them. This passage is commonly expounded as an encomium on the people, because they are not given to enchantments and magical superstitions, as god also had strictly enjoined upon them in his law that they should not pollute themselves by such defilements. Numbers with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. There was no way that balaam could reverse this to bring about israels downfall. Matthew henry verse by verse commentary for numbers matthew henry bible commentary. This quote is said to show that god cannot change in any way, shape, or form.
These objections, whether they come from a vile french infidel or a cultured, higher critic, are the offspring of an unbelieving heart. The holy bible book 04 numbers kjv dramatized audio. Those who deny that jesus has two natures, the divine and human, will often quote numbers 23. The thrust of the book is the wilderness wonderings becuase of unbelief. This is, in my opinion, the best and most beautiful. Pilate delivered jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified. Sep 12, 2012 this is the holy book of numbers, known as the fourth book of moses called numbers. Numbers is a graphic account of gods plan, power, punishment, patience, and providence for his covenant people. A mitigation of the sentence in answer to the prayer of moses. Numbers 19 new international version niv the water of cleansing.35 1318 177 538 914 1 308 994 55 1229 1244 218 625 13 1315 397 536 521 429 1233 550 44 645 242 329 1423 1131 1580 1221 724 1551 1298 867 115 862 1312 408 271 1478 803 1494 1384 128 973 1130 783 1388