Comparison of Pentateuch:
Jewish Publication Society 1917
Targums Onkelos,
Jonathan Ben Uzziel/Palestinian,
Jerusalem Fragments

 

Numbers
Chapter 22

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Numbers 21 JPS TOC Comparison TOC Targums TOC Numbers 23
Numbers 22:1
JPS 22:1 And the children of Israel journeyed, and pitched in the plains of Moab beyond the Jordan at Jericho.
ONK 22:1 And the sons of Israel moved onward, and encamped in the plain of Moab (at some space) from the ford of the Jordan (towards) Jericho.
PAL 22:1 And the children of Israel journeyed, and encamped in the plains of Moab, near the passage of the Jordan (toward) Jericho.
     
 
Numbers 22:2
JPS 22:2 And Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites.
ONK 22:2 And Balak bar Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amoraah.
PAL 22:2 And Balak bar Zippor saw what Israel had done to the Amoraee.
 
 
Numbers 22:3
JPS 22:3 And Moab was sore afraid of the people, because they were many; and Moab was overcome with dread because of the children of Israel.
ONK 22:3 And the Moabaah feared before the people greatly, because they were many; yea, the Moabaee were in distress before the sons of Israel.
PAL 22:3 And the Moabaee feared before the people greatly because they were many, and they were distressed in their life before the sons of Israel.
 
 
Numbers 22:4
JPS 22:4 And Moab said unto the elders of Midian: 'Now will this multitude lick up all that is round about us, as the ox licketh up the grass of the field.' —And Balak the son of Zippor was king of Moab at that time.—
ONK 22:4 And Moab said to the elders of Midian, Now will this host consume all that are round about us, as the ox licketh up the herbage of the field. And Balak bar Zippor was the king of Moab at that time.
PAL 22:4 And they said to the elders of the Midianee, for the people had been one and the kingdom one unto that day: Now will this congregation consume all that is about them, as the ox eateth up the grass of the field. And Balak bar Zippor, a Midianite, was the king of Moab at that time; without (a Midianite) being such at another time; for so was the tradition among them, to have kings from this people and from that, by turns.
 
 
Numbers 22:5
JPS 22:5 And he sent messengers unto Balaam the son of Beor, to Pethor, which is by the River, to the land of the children of his people, to call him, saying: 'Behold, there is a people come out from Egypt; behold, they cover the face of the earth, and they abide over against me.
ONK 22:5 And he sent messengers to Bileam bar Beor unto Pethor(43) Aram which is upou the Phrat, the land of the sons of his people, to call him, saying: Behold, a people hath come out of Mizraim; lo, they cover the sunshine from the earth, and they are dwelling over against me.
PAL 22:5 And he sent unto Laban the Aramite, who was Bileam, (so called because he it was) who sought (Bilova) to swallow up (Amma) the people of the house of Israel: the son of Beor, who was insane(24) from the vastness of his knowledge; and would not spare Israel, the descendants of his sons and daughters: and the house of his habitation in Padan was at Pethor, a name signifying an interpreter of dreams. It was built in Aram upon the Phrat, in a land where the children of the people worshipped and adored him. (To him did Balak send) to call him, saying: Behold, a people hath come out of Mizraim, and, lo, they cover the face of the earth, and are encamped over against me.
 
 
Numbers 22:6
JPS 22:6 Come now therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people; for they are too mighty for me; peradventure I shall prevail, that we may smite them, and that I may drive them out of the land; for I know that he whom thou blessest is blessed, and he whom thou cursest is cursed.'
ONK 22:6 Come now, I entreat, curse this people for me, for they are stronger than I: if perhaps I may become able to fight with him, and drive him from the land: for I know that he whom thou blessest is blessed, and he whom thou dost curse is accursed.
PAL 22:6 But now, I entreat, come, curse this people for me, for they are stronger than I, if I may but be able to meet them, though smaller than they, and drive them from the land. For I know that he whom thou dost bless is blessed, and he whom thou dost curse is cursed.
 
 
Numbers 22:7
JPS 22:7 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 spoke unto him the words of Balak.
ONK 22:7 And the elders of Moab and of Midian went, with the (price of) divinations in their hands, and came to Bileam, and told him the words of Balak.
PAL 22:7 And the elders of Moab and of Midian went, with the price of divinations sealed up in their hands, and came to Bileam, and told him the words of Balak.
JER 22:7 And the sages of the Moabites and of the Midianites went, with sealed letters in their hands, and came to Bileam, and spake with him the words of Balak.
 
Numbers 22:8
JPS 22:8 And he said unto them: 'Lodge here this night, and I will bring you back word, as the LORD may speak unto me'; and the princes of Moab abode with Balaam.
ONK 22:8 And he said to them, Lodge here for the night, and I will return you word, according as the Lord speaketh with me. And the princes of Moab tarried with Bileam.
PAL 22:8 And he said to them, Abide here tonight, and I will return you word as the Lord shall speak with me. And the princes of Moab stayed with Bileam.
 
 
Numbers 22:9
JPS 22:9 And God came unto Balaam, and said: 'What men are these with thee?'
ONK 22:9 And a word from before the Lord came unto Bileam, and said, Who are these men who are with thee?
PAL 22:9 And the Word from before the Lord came to Bileam, and He said, What men are these who are now lodging with thee?
 
 
Numbers 22:10
JPS 22:10 And Balaam said unto God: 'Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, hath sent unto me saying:
ONK 22:10 And Bileam said before the Lord, Balak bar Zippor, king of Moab, hath sent to me.
PAL 22:10 And Bileam said before the Lord, Balak bar Zippor, king of the Moabaee, hath sent messengers to me, saying:
 
 
Numbers 22:11
JPS 22:11 Behold the people that is come out of Egypt, it covereth the face of the earth; now, come curse me them; peradventure I shall be able to fight against them, and shall drive them out.'
ONK 22:11 Behold, a people are come out of Mizraim, and hide the glance of the sun from the earth...Now come, curse him for me, that I may be able to fight him, and drive him away.
PAL 22:11 Behold, a people hath come out of Mizraim, and cover the face of the land: now therefore, come, curse them for me, so that I may be able to fight and drive them away.
 
 
Numbers 22:12
JPS 22:12 And God said unto Balaam: 'Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people; for they are blessed.'
ONK 22:12 And the Lord said to Bileam, Thou shalt not go with them: thou shalt not curse the people, for he is blessed.
PAL 22:12 And the Lord said unto Bileam, Thou shalt not go with them, nor curse the people, for they are blessed of Me from the day of their fathers.
 
 
Numbers 22:13
JPS 22:13 And Balaam rose up in the morning, and said unto the princes of Balak: 'Get you into your land; for the LORD refuseth to give me leave to go with you.'
ONK 22:13 And Bileam arose in the morning, and said to the princes of Balak, Go back to your country; for it is not pleasing before the Lord to permit me to go with you.
PAL 22:13 And Bileam rose up early, and said to the princes of Moab, Go unto your country, for it is not pleasing before the Lord to permit me to journey with you.
 
 
Numbers 22:14
JPS 22:14 And the princes of Moab rose up, and they went unto Balak, and said: 'Balaam refuseth to come with us.'
ONK 22:14 And the princes of Moab arose and came to Balak, and said, Bileam refuseth to come with us.
PAL 22:14 And the princes of Moab arose and came to Balak, and said, Bileam hath refused to come with us.
 
 
Numbers 22:15
JPS 22:15 And Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honourable than they.
ONK 22:15 But Balak added to send princes more (in number) and nobler than those.
PAL 22:15 But Balak added to send (other) princes more, and nobler than they;
 
 
Numbers 22:16
JPS 22:16 And they came to Balaam, and said to him: 'Thus saith Balak the son of Zippor: Let nothing, I pray thee, hinder thee from coming unto me;
ONK 22:16 And they came to Bileam, and said to him: Thus saith Balak bar Zippor: Be not, I beseech thee, hindered from coming to me;
PAL 22:16 and they came to Bileam, and said to him: Thus saith Balak bar Zippor, Let not anything hinder thee from coming to me;
 
 
Numbers 22:17
JPS 22:17 for I will promote thee unto very great honour, and whatsoever thou sayest unto me I will do; come therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people.'
ONK 22:17 for I will greatly honour thee with honour, and will do all that thou shalt bid me. Come, then, curse me this people.
PAL 22:17 for honouring I will honour thee greatly, and whatever thou biddest me I will do. Come therefore now, and curse this people for me.
 
 
Numbers 22:18
JPS 22:18 And Balaam answered and said unto the servants of Balak: 'If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the word of the LORD my God, to do any thing, small or great.
ONK 22:18 Bileam responded, and said to the servants of Balak: If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I have no power to transgress the decree of the Word of the Lord my God, to do either little or great.
PAL 22:18 And Bileam answered the servants of Balak, and said, If Balak would give me out of his treasury a house full of silver and gold, I have no power to transgress the decree of the Word of the Lord my God, to fabricate a word either small or great.
 
 
Numbers 22:19
JPS 22:19 Now therefore, I pray you, tarry ye also here this night, that I may know what the LORD will speak unto me more.'
ONK 22:19 But now I beg you tarry here this night, that I may know what yet the Lord will speak unto me.
PAL 22:19 But I entreat you to remain here this night also, that I may know what the Word of the Lord may yet speak with me.
 
 
Numbers 22:20
JPS 22:20 And God came unto Balaam at night, and said unto him: 'If the men are come to call thee, rise up, go with them; but only the word which I speak unto thee, that shalt thou do.'
ONK 22:20 And word came from before the Lord unto Bileam by night, and said to him: If the men come to call thee, arise and go with them; nevertheless the word that I speak with thee, that thou shalt do.
PAL 22:20 And the Word came from before the Lord(25) unto Bileam in the night, and said to him, If these men come to call thee, arise, go with them; only, the word that I will speak with thee, that shalt thou do.
 
 
Numbers 22:21
JPS 22:21 And Balaam rose up in the morning, and saddled his ass, and went with the princes of Moab.
ONK 22:21 And Bileam rose up in the morning, and saddled his ass, and went with the princes of Moab.
PAL 22:21 And Bileam arose in the morning, and saddled his ass, and went with the princes of Moab.
JER 22:21 And Bileam arose in the morning, and made ready his ass, and went with the princes of Moab.
 
Numbers 22:22
JPS 22:22 And God's anger was kindled because he went; and the angel of the LORD placed himself in the way for an adversary against him.—Now he was riding upon his ass, and his two servants were with him.—
ONK 22:22 But the displeasure of the Lord was provoked because he (so) went;(44) and the angel of the Lord stood in the road to withstand him: and he was riding upon his ass, and his two young men with him.
PAL 22:22 But the anger of the Lord was provoked, because he would go (that he might) curse them; and the angel of the Lord stood in the way to be an adversary to him. But he sat upon his ass, and his two young men, Jannes and Jambres, were with him.
 
 
Numbers 22:23
JPS 22:23 And the ass saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, with his sword drawn in his hand; and the ass turned aside out of the way, and went into the field; and Balaam smote the ass, to turn her into the way.
ONK 22:23 And the ass discerned the angel of the Lord standing in the way with his sword drawn in his hand; and the ass started aside from the road, and went into the field. And Bileam struck the ass to make her to return into the road.
PAL 22:23 And the ass discerned the angel of the Lord standing in the way with a drawn sword in his hand, and the ass turned aside out of the road, to go into the field. And Bileam smote the ass to make her return unto the way.
 
 
Numbers 22:24
JPS 22:24 Then the angel of the LORD stood in a hollow way between the vineyards, a fence being on this side, and a fence on that side.
ONK 22:24 And the angel of the Lord (again) stood in the way of the vineyards in a place where there was a fence here and a fence there.
PAL 22:24 And the angel of the Lord stood in a narrow path that was in the midst between vineyards, in the place where Jacob and Laban raised the mound, the pillar on this side and the observatory on that side,(26) which they raised, that neither should pass that limit to do evil (to the other).
JER 22:24 And the angel of the Lord stood between the vineyards, a hedge (being) on this and on that side,
 
Numbers 22:25
JPS 22:25 And the ass saw the angel of the LORD, and she thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall; and he smote her again.
ONK 22:25 And the ass discerned the angel of the Lord, and thrust herself to the wall, and drave Bileam's foot against the wall; and he smote her again.
PAL 22:25 And the ass discerned the angel of the Lord, and thrust herself against the hedge, and bruised Bileam's foot by the hedge, and he smote her again; for the angel was invisible to him.
 
 
Numbers 22:26
JPS 22:26 And the angel of the LORD went further, and stood in a narrow place, where was no way to turn either to the right hand or to the left.
ONK 22:26 And the angel of the Lord yet passed on, and stood in a narrow place where there was no way to turn to the right or to the left.
PAL 22:26 And the angel of the Lord yet passed on, and stood in a distant place, where there was no way to turn either to the right or left.
 
 
Numbers 22:27
JPS 22:27 And the ass saw the angel of the LORD, and she lay down under Balaam; and Balaam's anger was kindled, and he smote the ass with his staff.
ONK 22:27 And the ass discerned the angel of the Lord, and fell down under Bileam; and Bileam's wrath was provoked, and he smote the ass with his staff.
PAL 22:27 And the ass saw the angel of the Lord, and fell under Bileam; and Bileam's wrath was strong, so that he smote the ass with his staff.—Ten things were created after the world had been founded at the coming in of the Sabbath between the suns,—the manna, the well, the rod of Mosheh, the diamond, the rainbow, the cloud of glory, the mouth of the earth, the writing of the tables of the covenant, the demons, and the speaking ass.
 
 
Numbers 22:28
JPS 22:28 And the LORD opened the mouth of the ass, and she said unto Balaam: 'What have I done unto thee, that thou hast smitten me these three times?'
ONK 22:28 And the Lord opened the mouth of the ass; and she spake to Bileam, What have I done to thee that thou hast smitten me these three times?
PAL 22:28 And in that hour the Word of the Lord opened her mouth, and fitted her to speak: and she said to Bileam, What have I done to thee, that thou hast smitten me these three times?
 
 
Numbers 22:29
JPS 22:29 And Balaam said unto the ass: 'Because thou hast mocked me; I would there were a sword in my hand, for now I had killed thee.'
ONK 22:29 And Bileam said to the ass, Because thou hast mocked me: would that there was a sword in my hand! for now would I kill thee.
PAL 22:29 And Bileam said to the ass, Because thou hast been false to me; if there was now but a sword in my hand, I would kill thee.
 
 
Numbers 22:30
JPS 22:30 And the ass said unto Balaam: 'Am not I thine ass, upon which thou hast ridden all thy life long unto this day? was I ever wont to do so unto thee?' And he said: 'Nay.'
ONK 22:30 And the ass said to Bileam, Am I not thy ass, upon whom thou hast ridden from (the time that) I have been thine unto this day? Have I ever been used to do thus to thee? And he said, No.
PAL 22:30 And the ass said to Bileam, Woe to thee, Bileam, thou wanting-in-mind, when me, an unclean beast, who am to die in this world, and not to enter the world to come, thou art not able to curse; how much less (canst thou harm) the children of Abraham, Izhak, and Jakob, on account of whom the world hath been created, but whom thou art going to curse! So hast thou deceived these people, and hast said, This is not my ass, she is a loan in my hand, and my horses remain in the pasture. But am I not thine ass upon whom thou hast ridden from thy youth unto this day? and have I been used to do thus with thee? And he said, No.
JER 22:30 And the ass said to Bileam, Woe to thee, Bileam the wicked, wanting in understanding and wisdom! Behold, me, an unclean beast, who am to die in this world and not to enter the world to come, thou hast not power with all thy skill to curse; how much less the children of Abraham, Izhak, and Jakob, on whose account the world was created at the beginning! And why art thou going to curse them? For thou hast deceived the people, saying to them, This is not my ass: she is a loan in my hand. But am I not thy ass, upon whom thou hast ridden from thy youth unto this day? Did I indeed intend to do thus with thee? And he said to her, No.
 
Numbers 22:31
JPS 22:31 Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, with his sword drawn in his hand; and he bowed his head, and fell on his face.
ONK 22:31 And the Lord unveiled Bileam's eyes, and he saw the angel of the Lord standing in the road with his sword unsheathed in his hand: and he bowed, and worshipped upon his face.
PAL 22:31 And the Lord unveiled the eyes of Bileam, and he beheld the angel of the Lord standing in the way, his sword unsheathed in his hand; and he bowed, and worshipped on his face.
 
 
Numbers 22:32
JPS 22:32 And the angel of the LORD said unto him: 'Wherefore hast thou smitten thine ass these three times? behold, I am come forth for an adversary, because thy way is contrary unto me;
ONK 22:32 And the angel of the Lord said to him, Wherefore hast thou smitten thine ass these three times? Behold, I have come out to withstand thee, because it is seen before me that thou art willing to go in a way contrary to me.
PAL 22:32 And the angel of the Lord said to him, Why hast thou smitten thine ass these three times? Behold, I have come out to withstand thee; and the ass, fearing, saw, and turned from the way. It is known before me that thou seekest to go to curse the people, a thing that is not pleasing to me.
 
 
Numbers 22:33
JPS 22:33 and the ass saw me, and turned aside before me these three times; unless she had turned aside from me, surely now I had even slain thee, and saved her alive.'
ONK 22:33 But the ass discerned me, and turned from before me these three times: unless she had turned from before me, now should I have slain thee, and her would I have spared.
PAL 22:33 But the ass discerned me, and turned away from me these three times: had she not turned from me, surely now I should have slain thee, and spared her alive.
 
 
Numbers 22:34
JPS 22:34 And Balaam said unto the angel of the LORD: 'I have sinned; for I knew not that thou stoodest in the way against me; now therefore, if it displease thee, I will get me back.'
ONK 22:34 And Bileam said to the angel of the Lord, I knew not that thou wast standing before me in the way. And now, if it be evil in thine eyes, I will return.
PAL 22:34 And Bileam said to the angel of the Lord, I have sinned, because I knew not that thou wast standing against me in the way. But now, if it displease thee, I will go back.
 
 
Numbers 22:35
JPS 22:35 And the angel of the LORD said unto Balaam: 'Go with the men; but only the word that I shall speak unto thee, that thou shalt speak.' So Balaam went with the princes of Balak.
ONK 22:35 But the angel of the Lord said to Bileam, Go with the men; only the word that I shall speak with thee, that thou shalt say.

And Bileam went with the princes of Balak.

PAL 22:35 But the angel of the Lord said to Bileam, Go with these men; but the word that I will tell thee that thou shalt speak. And Bileam went with the princes of Balak.
 
 
Numbers 22:36
JPS 22:36 And when Balak heard that Balaam was come, he went out to meet him unto Ir-moab, which is on the border of Arnon, which is in the utmost part of the border.
ONK 22:36 And Balak heard that Bileam was coming, and went forth to meet him, at a city of Moab which is upon the border of Arnon, on the side of the frontier.
PAL 22:36 And Balak heard that Bileam was coming, and came out to meet him at a city of Moab on the border of Arnon, which is on the side of the frontier.
 
 
Numbers 22:37
JPS 22:37 And Balak said unto Balaam: 'Did I not earnestly send unto thee to call thee? wherefore camest thou not unto me? am I not able indeed to promote thee to honour?'
ONK 22:37 And Balak said to Bileam, Did not I sending send for thee to call thee? Why didst thou not come to me? Hast thou not indeed said that I am not able to do thee honour?
PAL 22:37 And Balak said to Bileam, Did I not send to call thee? Why camest thou not to me? Didst thou not indeed say that I could not do thee honour?
 
 
Numbers 22:38
JPS 22:38 And Balaam said unto Balak: 'Lo, I am come unto thee; have I now any power at all to speak any thing? the word that God putteth in my mouth, that shall I speak.'
ONK 22:38 And Bileam said to Balak, Behold, I have come to thee: but even now, have I really any power to speak anything? The word which the Lord putteth into my mouth I will speak.
PAL 22:38 And Bileam said to Balak, Behold, I have come to thee; yet now am I able to say any thing: to thee? But the word that the Lord shall ordain for my mouth, that I must speak.
 
 
Numbers 22:39
JPS 22:39 And Balaam went with Balak, and they came unto Kiriath-huzoth.
ONK 22:39 And Bileam went with Balak, and they came to a city of his territory.(45)
PAL 22:39 And Bileam went with Balak, and they came to a city surrounded with walls, to the streets of the great city, the city of Sihon, which is Berosha.
 
 
Numbers 22:40
JPS 22:40 And Balak sacrificed oxen and sheep, and sent to Balaam, and to the princes that were with him.
ONK 22:40 And Balak slaughtered oxen and sheep, and sent to Bileam and to the princes who were with him.
PAL 22:40 And Balak slew oxen and sheep, and sent to Bileam and the princes, and those who were with them.
 
 
Numbers 22:41
JPS 22:41 And it came to pass in the morning that Balak took Balaam, and brought him up into Bamoth-baal, and he saw from thence the utmost part of the people.
ONK 22:41 And when it was morning, Balak took Bileam, and brought him up to the high places of his idol; and he saw from thence the extreme of the people.
PAL 22:41 And at the time of the morning Balak took Bileam, and brought him up to the high place of the idol Peor; and he saw from thence the camp of Dan, which went at the rear of the people; and they were discovered under the Cloud of Glory.
 
 
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