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PARALLEL BIBLE - Numbers 24:19

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King James Bible - Numbers 24:19

Out of Jacob shall come he that shall have dominion, and shall destroy him that remaineth of the city.

World English Bible

Out of Jacob shall one have dominion, and shall destroy the remnant from the city."

Douay-Rheims - Numbers 24:19

Out of Jacob shall he come that shall rule, and shall destroy the remains of the city.

Webster's Bible Translation

Out of Jacob shall come he that shall have dominion, and shall destroy him that remaineth of the city.

Original Hebrew

7287 מיעקב 3290 והאביד 6  שׂריד 8300  מעיר׃ 5892  

Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

VERSE (19) -
Ge 49:10 Ps 2:1-12; 72:10,11 Isa 11:10 Mic 5:2,4 Mt 28:18

SEV Biblia, Chapter 24:19

Y el de Jacob se enseñoreará, y destruirá de la ciudad lo que quedare.

Clarke's Bible Commentary - Numbers 24:19

Verse 19. Out of
Jacob shall come, &c.] This is supposed to refer to Christ, because of what is said Gen. xlix. 10.

It is exceedingly difficult to fix the true sense of this prophecy in all its particulars. Probably the star, ver. 17, is only an emblem of kingly power.

Among the Egyptians a star is said to have been the symbol of the Divine Being. The scepter refers to the kingly power in exercise. The corners or outskirts may mean the petty Moabitish governments, as the Chaldee has understood the term. If karkar, which we translate utterly destroy, be not the name of a place here, as it is in Judg. viii. 10, (which is not very likely,) it may be taken in one of those senses assigned to it, (see on "Numbers xxiv. 17",) and signify the blending together the children of Sheth, that is, all the inhabitants of the earth; for so the children of Sheth must necessarily be understood, unless we consider it here as meaning some king of the Moabites, according to Grotius, or a city on the borders of Moab, according to Rabbi Nathan. As neither Israel nor the Messiah ever destroyed all the children of men, we must (in order to leave the children of Sheth what they are generally understood to be, all the inhabitants of the world) understand the whole as a prophecy of the final universal sway of the scepter of Christ, when the middle wall of partition shall be broken down, and the Jews and Gentiles become one united, blended fold, under one shepherd and bishop of their souls.

I cannot think that the meteoric star which guided the wise men of the east to Bethlehem can be intended here; nor do I think that Peter refers to this prophecy when he calls Christ the day star, 2 Pet. i. 19; nor that Rev. ii. 28, where Christ is called the morning star, nor Rev. xxii. 16, where he is called the bright and morning star, refers at all to this prophecy of Balaam. Nor do I think that the false Christ who rose in the time of Adrian, and who called himself Barcochab, which literally signifies the son of a star, did refer to this prophecy. If he had, he must have defeated his own intention, because the SON of the star is not THE STAR that should arise, but at the utmost a descendant; and then, to vindicate his right to the Jewish throne, he must show that the person who was called the star, and of whom he pretended to be the son or descendant, had actually reigned before him. As the sun, moon, stars, planets, light, splendours, effulgence, day, &c., were always considered among the Asiatics as emblems of royalty, government, &c., therefore many, both men and women, had these names given to them as titles, surnames, &c. So the queen of Alexander the Great, called Roxana by the Greeks, was a Persian princess, and in her native tongue her name was Roushen, splendour. Hadassah, who became queen to Ahasuerus, in place of the repudiated Vashti, and is called Esther by Europeans in general, was called in the language of Persia Sitareh; from whence by corruption came both Esther, the Persian queen, and our word star. And to waive all farther examples, a Mohammedan prince, at first named Eesouf or Joseph, was called Roushen Akhter when he was raised to the throne, which signifies a splendid or luminous star. This prince, by a joyful reverse of fortune, was brought from a gloomy prison and exalted to the throne of Hindostan; on which account the following couplet was made, in which there is a paronomasia or play on the name Roushen Akhter; and the last line alludes to the history of the patriarch Joseph, who was brought out of prison and exalted to the highest honours in Egypt.

Roushen Akhter bood, aknoon mah shud: Yousef az zendan ber amd shah shud.

"He was a bright star, but is now become a moon.

Joseph is brought out of prison, and is become a glorious king."

John Gill's Bible Commentary

Ver. 19. Out of Jacob shall come he that shall have dominion , etc.] Meaning either David, or rather the Messiah; and so Jarchi interprets this of another ruler out of Jacob, even of the Messiah, of whom it is said, he shall have dominion from sea to sea; ( Psalm 72:8), and shall destroy him, that remaineth of the city ; chief city of Edom, or of any of the cities of it, signifying that there should be none left, (see Obidiah 1:18), this is also applied to the days of the Messiah, in the ancient writings of the Jews f396 .

Matthew Henry Commentary

Verses 15-25 - Under the
powerful influence of the Spirit of prophecy, Balaam foretol the future prosperity and extensive dominion of Israel. Balaam boast that his eyes are open. The prophets were in old times called seers. He had heard the words of God, which many do who neither heed them, no hear God in them. He knew the knowledge of the Most High. A man may be full of the knowledge of God, yet utterly destitute of the grace of God. He calls God the Most High and the Almighty. No man could seem to express a greater respect to God; yet he had no true fear of him, love to him, nor faith in him; so far a man may go toward heaven, and ye come short of it at last. Here is Balaam's prophecy concerning Him wh should be the crown and glory of his people Israel; who is David in the type; but our Lord Jesus, the promised Messiah, is chiefly pointed at and of him it is an illustrious prophecy. Balaam, a wicked man, shal see Christ, but shall not see him nigh; not see him as Job, who saw his as his Redeemer, and saw him for himself. When he comes in the clouds every eye shall see him; but many will see him, as the rich man in hel saw Abraham, afar off. He shall come out of Jacob, and Israel, as Star and a Sceptre; the former denoting his glory and lustre; the latter his power and authority. Christ shall be King, not only of Jaco and Israel, but of all the world; so that all shall be either governe by his golden sceptre, or dashed in pieces by his iron rod. Balaa prophesied concerning the Amalekites and Kenites, part of whose countr he had now in view. Even a nest in a rock will not be a lastin security. Here is a prophecy that looks as far forward as to the Greek and Romans. He acknowledges all the revolutions of states and kingdom to be the Lord's doing. These events will make such desolations, tha scarcely any will escape. They that live then, will be as brand plucked out of the fire. May God fit us for the worst of times! Thu Balaam, instead of cursing the church, curses Amalek the first, an Rome the last enemy of the church. Not Rome pagan only, but Rome papa also; antichrist and all the antichristian powers. Let us as ourselves, Do we in knowledge, experience, or profession, excel Balaam No readiness of speech, even in preaching or prayer, no gifts of knowledge or prophecy, are in themselves different from, or superior to the boasted gifts of him who loved the wages of unrighteousness, an died the enemy of God. Simple dependence on the Redeemer's atonin blood and sanctifying grace, cheerful submission to the Divine will constant endeavours to glorify God and benefit his people, these ar less splendid, but far more excellent gifts, and always accompan salvation. No boasting hypocrite ever possessed these; yet the feebles believer has something of them, and is daily praying for more of them __________________________________________________________________

Original Hebrew

וירד 7287 מיעקב 3290 והאביד 6  שׂריד 8300  מעיר׃ 5892  

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