Balak sacriface and Balaam's parable
23:1 And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven altars,
and prepare me here seven oxen and seven rams.
23:2 And Balak did as Balaam had spoken ; and Balak and
Balaam offered on [every] altar a bullock and a ram.
23:3 And Balaam said unto Balak, Stand by your burnt
offering, and I will go perhaps the LORD will come to meet
me and what ever he sheweth me I will tell ya'll. And he went to
an high place.
23:4 And God met Balaam and he said unto him, I have
prepared seven altars, and I have offered upon [every] altar a
bullock and a ram.
23:5 And the LORD put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said,
Return unto Balak, and thus you will speak.
23:6 And he returned unto him, and, lo, he stood by his burnt
sacrifice, he, and all the princes of Moab.
23:7 And he took up his parable, and said, Balak the king of
Moab has brought me from Aram, out of the mountains of the east,
[saying], Come, curse me Jacob, and come, defy Israel.
23:8 How shall I curse, whom God has not cursed ? or how
shall I defy, [whom] the LORD has not defied ?
23:9 For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the
hills I behold him lo, the people shall stay alone, and shall
not be reckoned among the nations.
23:10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the
fourth [part] of Israel ? Let me die the death of the righteous,
and let my last end be like his!
23:11 And Balak said unto Balaam, What have you done unto
me? I took ya'll to curse mine enemies, and, behold, you have
blessed [them] altogether.
23:12 And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak
that which the LORD has put in my mouth ?
23:13 And Balak said unto him, Come, I pray ya'll, with me
unto another place, from where you may see them you will
see but the utmost part of them, and will not see them all and
curse me them from there.
23:14 And he brought him into the field of Zophim, to the top
of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered a bullock and a
ram on [every] altar.
23:15 And he said unto Balak, Stand here by your burnt
offering, while I meet [the LORD] yonder.
23:16 And the LORD met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth,
and said, Go again unto Balak, and say thus.
23:17 And when he came to him, behold, he stood by his burnt
offering, and the princes of Moab with him. And Balak said unto
him, What has the LORD spoken ?
23:18 And he took up his parable, and said, Rise up, Balak,
and hear ; listen unto me, you son of Zippor
23:19 God [is] not a man, that he should lie ;
neither the son of man, that he should repent has he said, and
shall he not do [it]? or has he spoken, and shall he not
make it good?
23:20 Behold, I have received [commandment] to bless and he
has blessed ; and I cannot reverse it.
23:21 He has not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither has he
seen perverseness in Israel the LORD his God [is] with him, and
the shout of a king [is] among them.
23:22 God brought them out of Egypt ; he has as it were the
strength of an unicorn.
23:23 Surely [there is] no enchantment against Jacob, neither
[is there] any divination against Israel according to this time
it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What has God worked!
23:24 Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion, and
lift up himself as a young lion he shall not lie down until he
eat [of] the prey, and drink the blood of the slain.
23:25 And Balak said unto Balaam, Neither curse them at all,
nor bless them at all.
23:26 But Balaam answered and said unto Balak, Told not I
ya'll, saying, All that the LORD speaks, that I must do ?
23:27 And Balak said unto Balaam, Come, I pray ya'll, I will
bring ya'll unto another place ; perhaps it will please God
that you may curse me them from there.
23:28 And Balak brought Balaam unto the top of Peor, that
looketh toward Jeshimon.
23:29 And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven altars,
and prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams.
23:30 And Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered a bullock
and a ram on [every] altar.
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