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Numbers 24

Num. 24:17 KJV (With Strong’s)

Ig shall see
ra'ah (Hebrew #7200)
to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative)
KJV usage: advise self, appear, approve, behold, X certainly, consider, discern, (make to) enjoy, have experience, gaze, take heed, X indeed, X joyfully, lo, look (on, one another, one on another, one upon another, out, up, upon), mark, meet, X be near, perceive, present, provide, regard, (have) respect, (fore-, cause to, let) see(-r, -m, one another), shew (self), X sight of others, (e-)spy, stare, X surely, X think, view, visions.
Pronounce: raw-aw'
Origin: a primitive root
him, but not now: I shall behold
shuwr (Hebrew #7789)
to spy out, i.e. (generally) survey, (for evil) lurk for, (for good) care for
KJV usage: behold, lay wait, look, observe, perceive, regard, see.
Pronounce: shoor
Origin: a primitive root (identical with 7788 through the idea of going round for inspection)
him, but not nigh
qarowb (Hebrew #7138)
from 7126; near (in place, kindred or time)
KJV usage: allied, approach, at hand, + any of kin, kinsfold(-sman), (that is) near (of kin), neighbour, (that is) next, (them that come) nigh (at hand), more ready, short(-ly).
Pronounce: kaw-robe'
Origin: or qarob {kaw-robe'}
: there shall come
darak (Hebrew #1869)
to tread; by implication, to walk; also to string a bow (by treading on it in bending)
KJV usage: archer, bend, come, draw, go (over), guide, lead (forth), thresh, tread (down), walk.
Pronounce: daw-rak'
Origin: a primitive root
a Star
kowkab (Hebrew #3556)
a star (as round or as shining); figuratively, a prince
KJV usage: star((-gazer)).
Pronounce: ko-kawb'
Origin: probably from the same as 3522 (in the sense of rolling) or 3554 (in the sense of blazing)
h out of Jacob
Ya`aqob (Hebrew #3290)
heel-catcher (i.e. supplanter); Jaakob, the Israelitish patriarch
KJV usage: Jacob.
Pronounce: yah-ak-obe'
Origin: from 6117
, and a Sceptre
shebet (Hebrew #7626)
a scion, i.e. (literally) a stick (for punishing, writing, fighting, ruling, walking, etc.) or (figuratively) a clan
KJV usage: X correction, dart, rod, sceptre, staff, tribe.
Pronounce: shay'-bet
Origin: from an unused root probably meaning to branch off
i shall rise
quwm (Hebrew #6965)
to rise (in various applications, literal, figurative, intensive and causative)
KJV usage: abide, accomplish, X be clearer, confirm, continue, decree, X be dim, endure, X enemy, enjoin, get up, make good, help, hold, (help to) lift up (again), make, X but newly, ordain, perform, pitch, raise (up), rear (up), remain, (a-)rise (up) (again, against), rouse up, set (up), (e-)stablish, (make to) stand (up), stir up, strengthen, succeed, (as-, make) sure(-ly), (be) up(-hold, - rising).
Pronounce: koom
Origin: a primitive root
out of Israel
Yisra'el (Hebrew #3478)
from 8280 and 410; he will rule as God; Jisrael, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity: --Israel.
Pronounce: yis-raw-ale'
, and shall smite
machats (Hebrew #4272)
to dash asunder; by implication, to crush, smash or violently plunge; figuratively, to subdue or destroy
KJV usage: dip, pierce (through), smite (through), strike through, wound.
Pronounce: maw-khats'
Origin: a primitive root
ηthe corners
pe'ah (Hebrew #6285)
properly, mouth in a figurative sense, i.e. direction, region, extremity
KJV usage: corner, end, quarter, side.
Pronounce: pay-aw'
Origin: feminine of 6311
of Moab
Mow'ab (Hebrew #4124)
from (her (the mother's)) father; Moab, an incestuous son of Lot; also his territory and descendants
KJV usage: Moab.
Pronounce: mo-awb
Origin: from a prolonged form of the prepositional prefix m- and 1
, and destroy
quwr (Hebrew #6979)
to trench; by implication, to throw forth; also (denominative from 7023) to wall up, whether literal (to build a wall) or figurative (to estop)
KJV usage: break down, cast out, destroy, dig.
Pronounce: koor
Origin: a primitive root
all the children
ben (Hebrew #1121)
a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like 1, 251, etc.))
KJV usage: + afflicted, age, (Ahoh-) (Ammon-) (Hachmon-) (Lev-)ite, (anoint-)ed one, appointed to, (+) arrow, (Assyr-) (Babylon-) (Egypt-) (Grec-)ian, one born, bough, branch, breed, + (young) bullock, + (young) calf, X came up in, child, colt, X common, X corn, daughter, X of first, + firstborn, foal, + very fruitful, + postage, X in, + kid, + lamb, (+) man, meet, + mighty, + nephew, old, (+) people, + rebel, + robber, X servant born, X soldier, son, + spark, + steward, + stranger, X surely, them of, + tumultuous one, + valiant(-est), whelp, worthy, young (one), youth.
Pronounce: bane
Origin: from {SI 11129}1129{/SI}
of Sheth
sheth (Hebrew #8351)
KJV usage: Sheth.
Pronounce: shayth
Origin: (Numbers from 7582
Sheth (Hebrew #8352)
put, i.e. substituted; Sheth, third son of Adam
KJV usage: Seth, Sheth.
Pronounce: shayth
Origin: from 7896

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Cross References

I shall see him.The Targum of Onkelos translates this passage in the following manner:
"I shall see him, but not now; I shall behold him, but he is not near.
When a king shall arise from the house of Jacob, and the Messiah be anointed from the house of Israel; he shall slay the princes of Moab, and rule over all the children of men."
The marginal references will direct the reader to the fulfilment of these remarkable prophecies.
a Star.
Matt. 2:2‑9• 2Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
3When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
4And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.
5And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judea: for thus it is written by the prophet,
6And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.
7Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, inquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.
8And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.
9When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
(Matt. 2:2‑9)
Luke 1:78• 78Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, (Luke 1:78)
2 Peter 1:19• 19We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: (2 Peter 1:19)
Rev. 22:16• 16I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. (Rev. 22:16)
a Sceptre.
smite the corners of Moab.
or, smite through the princes ofMoab.
all the children.
Gen. 4:25‑26• 25And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.
26And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the Lord.
(Gen. 4:25‑26)
Gen. 5:3‑29• 3And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:
4And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters:
5And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.
6And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos:
7And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters:
8And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died.
9And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan:
10And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters:
11And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years: and he died.
12And Cainan lived seventy years, and begat Mahalaleel:
13And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters:
14And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years: and he died.
15And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared:
16And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters:
17And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and five years: and he died.
18And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch:
19And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:
20And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died.
21And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:
22And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:
23And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:
24And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
25And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech:
26And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters:
27And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.
28And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son:
29And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord hath cursed.
(Gen. 5:3‑29)

J. N. Darby Translation

I shall see him, but not now; I shall behold him, but not nigh: There cometh a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and he shall cut in pieces the corners of Moab, and destroyb all the sons of tumultc.

JND Translation Notes

Lit. "undermine."
See Jer. 48.45.