International Standard Version
19 God is not a human male—
he doesn’t lie,
nor is he a human being—
he never vacillates.
Once he speaks up,
he’s going to act, isn’t he?
Once he makes a promise,
he’ll fulfill it, won’t he?
20 Look! I’ve received a blessing,
and so I will bless.
I won’t withdraw it.
21 He has not responded to iniquity in Jacob
or gazed at mischief in Israel.
The Lord his God is with them,
and the triumphant cry of a king is among them.
New International Version
19 God is not human,(A) that he should lie,(B)
not a human being, that he should change his mind.(C)
Does he speak and then not act?
Does he promise(D) and not fulfill?
20 I have received a command to bless;(E)
he has blessed,(F) and I cannot change it.(G)
- Numbers 23:21 Or He has not looked on Jacob’s offenses / or on the wrongs found