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Balak and Balaam

22:1 AND the sons of Israel set forward, and camped in the plains of Moab on this side Jordan [by] Jericho.
22:2 And Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites.
22:3 And Moab was very afraid of the people, because they [were] many and Moab was distressed because of the sons of Israel.
22:4 And Moab said to the elders of Midian, Now shall this company lick up all [that are] round about us, as the ox licks up the grass of the field. And Balak the son of Zippor [was] king of the Moabites at that time.
22:5 So he sent messengers to Balaam the son of Beor to Pethor, which [is] by the river of the land of the sons of his people, to call him, saying, Look, there is a people come out from Egypt see, they cover the face of the earth, and they abide over against me
22:6 So come now, please, curse these people for me ; because they [are] too mighty for me perhaps I shall prevail, [that] we may strike them, and [that] I may drive them out of the land for I wot that he whom you blesses [is] blessed, and he whom you curses is cursed.
22:7 And the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian left with the rewards of divination in their hand ; and they came to Balaam, and spake to him the words of Balak.
22:8 And he said to them, Stay here tonight, and I will bring you word again, as YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
shall speak to me and the rulers of Moab abode with Balaam.
22:9 And God came to Balaam, and said, What men [are] these with ya’ll ?
22:10 And Balaam said to God, Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, has sent to me, [saying],
22:11 Look, [there is] a people come out of Egypt, which covers the face of the earth come now, curse me them; perhaps I shall be able to overcome them, and drive them out.
22:12 And God said to Balaam, You won’t go with them; you won’t curse the people because they [are] blessed.
22:13 And Balaam got up in the morning, and said to the rulers of Balak, Get you into your land for YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
refuses to give me leave to go with you.
22:14 And the rulers of Moab got up, and they went to Balak, and said, Balaam refuses to come with us.
22:15 And Balak sent yet again rulers, more, and more honorable than they.
22:16 And they came to Balaam, and said to him, This says Balak the son of Zippor, Please let nothing, hinder ya’ll from coming to me
22:17 For I will promote ya’ll to very great honor, and I will do whatever you say to me come so, please, curse these people for me.
22:18 And Balaam answered and said to the servants of Balak, If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I can’t go beyond the word of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
my God, to do less or more.
22:19 So now, please, ya’ll stay here tonight too, that I may know what YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
will say to me more.

The opposing angel


22:20 And God came to Balaam at night, and said to him, If the men come to call you, get up, [and] go with them; but yet the word which I shall say to you, that will you do.
22:21 And Balaam got up in the morning, and saddled his ass, and went with the rulers of Moab.
22:22 And God’s anger was kindled because he went and the angel of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
stood in the way for an adversary against him. Now he was riding upon his ass, and his two servants [were] with him.
22:23 And the ass saw the angel of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand and the ass turned aside out of the road, and went into the field and Balaam struck the ass, to turn her to the road.
22:24 But the angel of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
stood in a path of the vineyards, a wall [being] on this side, and a wall on that side.
22:25 And when the ass saw the angel of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, she thrust herself to the wall, and crushed Balaam’s foot against the wall and he struck her again.
22:26 And the angel of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
went further, and stood in a narrow place, where [was] no way to turn either to the right hand or to the left.
22:27 And when the ass saw the angel of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, she fell down under Balaam and Balaam’s anger was kindled, and he struck the ass with a staff.
22:28 And YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
opened the mouth of the ass, and she said to Balaam, What have I done to you, that you have struck down me these three times?
22:29 And Balaam said to the ass, Because you have mocked me I would there were a sword in my hand, for now would I kill you.
22:30 And the ass said to Balaam, [Am] not I your ass, on which you have ridden ever since [I was] your to this day ? was I ever won’t to do so to you? And he said, Nay.
22:31 Then YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
standing in the road, and his sword drawn in his hand and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face.
22:32 And the angel of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
said to him, Wherefore have you struck down your ass these three times? look, I went out to withstand you, because [your] way is perverse before me
22:33 And the ass saw me, and turned from me these three times unless she had turned from me, surely now also I had killed you, and saved her alive.
22:34 And Balaam said to the angel of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, I have sinned ; for I didn’t know that you stood in the road against me now so, if it displeases you, I will get me back again.
22:35 And the angel of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
said to Balaam, Go with the men but only the word that I shall speak to you, that you will speak. So Balaam went with the rulers of Balak.

Balak entertains Balaam


22:36 And when Balak heard that Balaam had come, he went out to meet him to a city of Moab, which [is] in the border of Arnon, which [is] in the utmost coast.
22:37 And Balak said to Balaam, Didn’t I earnestly send to you to call you? so you didn’t come to me? am I not able indeed to promote you to honor ?
22:38 And Balaam said to Balak, Look, I have come to you have I now any power at all to say anything ? the word that God puts in my mouth, that shall I speak.
22:39 And Balaam went with Balak, and they came to Kirjathhuzoth.
22:40 And Balak offered oxen and sheep, and sent to Balaam, and to the rulers that [were] with him.
22:41 And it so happened the next day, that Balak took Balaam, and brought him up into the high places of Baal, that there he might see the utmost [part] of the people.

 

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