Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition
18 And Balaam took up his discourse, and said,
“Rise, Balak, and hear;
hearken to me, O son of Zippor:
19 God is not man, that he should lie,
or a son of man, that he should repent.
Has he said, and will he not do it?
Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfil it?
20 Behold, I received a command to bless:
he has blessed, and I cannot revoke it.
New International Version
18 Then he spoke his message:(A)
“Arise, Balak, and listen;
hear me, son of Zippor.(B)
19 God is not human,(C) that he should lie,(D)
not a human being, that he should change his mind.(E)
Does he speak and then not act?
Does he promise(F) and not fulfill?
20 I have received a command to bless;(G)
he has blessed,(H) and I cannot change it.(I)