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Numbers‬ ‭23:8‬

“How can I curse whom God has not cursed? How can I denounce whom the LORD has not denounced?”

‭‭Numbers‬ ‭23:8‬

How can I curse whom God has not cursed?

(How can I) Curse H5344 (different from the curse H779 in verse 7): A primitive root; to puncture, literally (to perforate, with more or less violence) or figuratively (to specify, designate, libel): - appoint, blaspheme, bore, curse, express, with holes, name, pierce, strike through.

“But brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers?”

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭6:6‬

“Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:14‬

“But when the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, was disputing about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a blasphemous judgment, but said, ‘The LORD rebuke you.’”

‭‭Jude‬ ‭1:9‬

(Balak and the king of Moab: Come, ) curse H779: A primitive root; to execrate: - X bitterly curse.

“Then Satan answered the LORD and said, ‘Does Job fear God for no reason? Have you not put a hedge around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. But stretch out your hand and touch all that he has, and he will curse you to your face.’”

‭‭Job‬ ‭1:9-11‬

(God has not) Cursed H6895 (different from the above): A primitive root; to scoop out, that is, (figuratively) to malign or execrate (that is, stab with words): - X at all, curse.

“And the LORD said to Satan, ‘Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil?’”

‭‭Job‬ ‭1:8‬

How can I denounce whom the LORD has not denounced?

Denounce, denounced (same as in verse 7) H2194: A primitive root; properly to foam at the mouth, that is, to be enraged: - abhor, abominable, (be) angry, defy, (have) indignation.

“But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭2:5‬

“Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and amazing, seven angels with seven plagues, which are the last, for with them the wrath of God is finished.”

‭‭Revelation‬ ‭15:1‬


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