Numbers
Chapter 24

Balaam Prophesies in favor of Israel

24:1 And when Balaam saw that it pleased the LORD to bless Israel, he went not, as at other times, to seek for enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness.
24:2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he saw Israel abiding [in his tents] according to their tribes ; and the spirit of God came upon him.
24:3 And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor has said, and the man whose eyes are open has said
24:4 He has said, which heard the words of God, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling [into a trance], but having his eyes open
24:5 How goodly are your tents, O Jacob, [and] your tabernacles, O Israel!
24:6 As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river's side, as the trees of lign aloes which the LORD has planted, [and] as cedar trees beside the waters.
24:7 He shall pour the water out of his buckets, and his seed [shall be] in many waters, and his king shall be higher than Agag, and his kingdom shall be exalted.
24:8 God brought him forth out of Egypt ; he has as it were the strength of an unicorn he shall eat up the nations his enemies, and shall break their bones, and pierce [them] through with his arrows.
24:9 He couched, he lay down as a lion, and as a great lion who shall stir him up? Blessed [is] he that blesses ya'll, and cursed [is] he that curses ya'll.

Balak's anger


24:10 And Balak's anger was kindled against Balaam, and he struck his hands together and Balak said unto Balaam, I called ya'll to curse mine enemies, and, behold, you have altogether blessed [them] these three times.
24:11 Therefore now flee you to your place I thought to promote ya'll unto great honour ; but, lo, the LORD has kept ya'll back from honour.
24:12 And Balaam said unto Balak, Spake I not also to your messengers which you sentest unto me, saying,
24:13 If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the commandment of the LORD, to do [either] good or bad of mine own mind ; [but] what the LORD says, that will I speak ?
24:14 And now, behold, I go unto my people come [therefore, and] I will advertise ya'll what this people shall do to your people in the latter days.
24:15 And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor has said, and the man whose eyes are open has said
24:16 He has said, which heard the words of God, and knew the knowledge of the most High, [which] saw the vision of the Almighty, falling [into a trance], but having his eyes open
24:17 I shall see him, but not now I shall behold him, but not near there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall strike the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.
24:18 And Edom shall be a possession, Seir also shall be a possession for his enemies ; and Israel shall do valiantly.
24:19 Out of Jacob shall come he that shall have dominion, and shall destroy him that remains of the city.
24:20 And when he looked on Amalek, he took up his parable, and said, Amalek [was] the first of the nations ; but his latter end [shall be] that he perish for ever.
24:21 And he looked on the Kenites, and took up his parable, and said, Strong is your dwellingplace, and you puttest your nest in a rock.
24:22 Nevertheless the Kenite shall be wasted, until Asshur shall carry ya'll away captive.
24:23 And he took up his parable, and said, Alas, who shall live when God does this!
24:24 And ships [shall come] from the coast of Chittim, and shall afflict Asshur, and shall afflict Eber, and he also shall perish for ever.
24:25 And Balaam rose up, and went and returned to his place and Balak also went his way.

 

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