Numbers 24:20
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New International Version
Then Balaam saw Amalek and spoke his message: "Amalek was first among the nations, but their end will be utter destruction."


New American Standard Bible
And he looked at Amalek and took up his discourse and said, "Amalek was the first of the nations, But his end shall be destruction."


King James Bible
And when he looked on Amalek, he took up his parable, and said, Amalek was the first of the nations; but his latter end shall be that he perish for ever.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Balaam saw Amalek and proclaimed his poem: Amalek was first among the nations, but his future is destruction.


International Standard Version
Next, Balaam looked directly at Amalek and then uttered this prophetic statement: "Even though Amalek is an international leader, his future is permanent destruction."


American Standard Version
And he looked on Amalek, and took up his parable, and said, Amalek was the first of the nations; But his latter end shall come to destruction.


Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he saw Amalec, he took up his parable, and said: Amalec the beginning of nations, whose latter ends shall be destroyed.


Darby Bible Translation
And he saw Amalek, and took up his parable, and said, Amalek is the first of the nations, but his latter end shall be for destruction.


Young's Literal Translation
And he seeth Amalek, and taketh up his simile, and saith: 'A beginning of the Goyim is Amalek; And his latter end -- for ever he perisheth.'
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Context
Balaam's Final Three Oracles

20And when he looked on Amalek, he took up his parable, and said, Amalek was the first of the nations; but his latter end shall be that he perish for ever. 21And he looked on the Kenites, and took up his parable, and said, Strong is your dwelling place, and you put your nest in a rock. 22Nevertheless the Kenite shall be wasted, until Asshur shall carry you away captive. 23And he took up his parable, and said, Alas, who shall live when God does this! 24And ships shall come from the coast of Chittim, and shall afflict Asshur, and shall afflict Eber, and he also shall perish for ever. 25And Balaam rose up, and went and returned to his place: and Balak also went his way.
Cross References
Genesis 36:12
And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz Esau's son; and she bore to Eliphaz Amalek: these were the sons of Adah Esau's wife.


Exodus 17:8
Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim.


Numbers 24:7
He shall pour the water out of his buckets, and his seed shall be in many waters, and his king shall be higher than Agag, and his kingdom shall be exalted.


Numbers 24:19
Out of Jacob shall come he that shall have dominion, and shall destroy him that remains of the city.


Numbers 24:24
And ships shall come from the coast of Chittim, and shall afflict Asshur, and shall afflict Eber, and he also shall perish for ever.


1 Samuel 15:2
Thus said the LORD of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid wait for him in the way, when he came up from Egypt.


1 Samuel 15:3
Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.


Treasury of Scripture

And when he looked on Amalek, he took up his parable, and said, Amalek was the first of the nations; but his latter end shall be that he perish for ever.

the Kenites

Genesis 15:19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,

Judges 1:16 And the children of the Kenite, Moses' father in law...

Job 29:18 Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand.

Strong's Concordance
And when he looked on Amalek, he took up his parable, and said, Amalek [was] the first of the nations; but his latter end [shall be] that he perish for ever.
Topical Bible
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Numbers Chapter 24 Verse 20

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OT Law: Numbers 24:20 He looked at Amalek and took up (Nu Num.)
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