Numbers 23 (asv)
23:13And Balak said unto him, Come, I pray thee, with me unto another place, from whence thou mayest see them; thou shalt see but the utmost part of them, and shalt not see them all: and curse me them from thence. 23:14And he took him into the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered up a bullock and a ram on every altar. 23:15And he said unto Balak, Stand here by thy burnt-offering, while I meet Jehovah yonder. 23:16And Jehovah met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said, Return unto Balak, and thus shalt thou speak. 23:17And he came to him, and, lo, he was standing by his burnt-offering, and the princes of Moab with him. And Balak said unto him, What hath Jehovah spoken? 23:18And he took up his parable, and said,
Rise up, Balak, and hear;
Hearken unto me, thou son of Zippor:
23:19God is not a man, that he should lie,
Neither the son of man, that he should repent:
Hath he said, and will he not do it?
Or hath he spoken, and will he not make it good?
23:20Behold, I have received commandment to bless:
And he hath blessed, and I cannot reverse it.
23:21He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob;
Neither hath he seen perverseness in Israel:
And the shout of a king is among them.
23:22God bringeth them forth out of Egypt;
He hath as it were the strength of the wild-ox.
23:23Surely there is no enchantment with Jacob;
Neither is there any divination with Israel:
Now shalt it be said of Jacob and of Israel,
What hath God wrought!
23:24Behold, the people riseth up as a lioness,
And as a lion doth he lift himself up:
He shall not lie down until he eat of the prey,
And drink the blood of the slain.
23:25And Balak said unto Balaam, Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all. 23:26But Balaam answered and said unto Balak, Told not I thee, saying, All that Jehovah speaketh, that I must do? 23:27And Balak said unto Balaam, Come now, I will take thee unto another place; peradventure it will please God that thou mayest curse me them from thence. 23:28And Balak took Balaam unto the top of Peor, that looketh down upon the desert. 23:29And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams. 23:30And Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered up a bullock and a ram on every altar.
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