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Balaam Prophesies in favor of Israel

24:1 AND when Balaam saw that it pleased 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
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 Jacobיַעֲקֹב
(/ˈdʒeɪkəb/; Modern: Yaʿaqōv (help·info), Tiberian: Yaʿăqōḇ; Arabic: يَعْقُوب, romanized: Yaʿqūb; Greek: Ἰακώβ, romanized: Iakṓb) the name Yaʿaqōv יעקב is derived from ʿaqev עָקֵב “heel”, as Jacob was born grasping the heel of his twin brother Esau. (later called Israel) for more info click here
, [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 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
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 Agagאֲגַג
(/ˈeɪɡæɡ/;ʾĂgāg) is a Northwest Semitic name or title applied to a biblical king. It has been suggested that “Agag” was a dynastic name of the kings of Amalek, just as Pharaoh was used as a dynastic name for the ancient Egyptians.
, 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 to Balaam, I called ya’ll to curse my enemies, and, observe, you have altogether blessed [them] these three times.
24:11 Therefore now flee you to your place I thought to promote ya’ll to great honor ; but, lo, 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
has kept ya’ll back from honor.
24:12 And Balaam said to Balak, Spoke I not also to your messengers which you sent to me, saying,
24:13 If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the commandment 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
, to do [either] good or bad of mine own mind ; [but] 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
says, that will I speak ?
24:14 And now, look, I go to 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 Jacobיַעֲקֹב
(/ˈdʒeɪkəb/; Modern: Yaʿaqōv (help·info), Tiberian: Yaʿăqōḇ; Arabic: يَعْقُوب, romanized: Yaʿqūb; Greek: Ἰακώβ, romanized: Iakṓb) the name Yaʿaqōv יעקב is derived from ʿaqev עָקֵב “heel”, as Jacob was born grasping the heel of his twin brother Esau. (later called Israel) for more info click here
, and a sceptre (or scepter in American English) is a staff or wand held in the hand by a ruling monarch as an item of royal or imperial insignia, signifying sovereign, 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 Jacobיַעֲקֹב
(/ˈdʒeɪkəb/; Modern: Yaʿaqōv (help·info), Tiberian: Yaʿăqōḇ; Arabic: يَعْقُوب, romanized: Yaʿqūb; Greek: Ἰακώβ, romanized: Iakṓb) the name Yaʿaqōv יעקב is derived from ʿaqev עָקֵב “heel”, as Jacob was born grasping the heel of his twin brother Esau. (later called Israel) for more info click here
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 forever.
24:21 And he looked on the Kenites, and took up his parable, and said, Strong is your dwelling place, and you put 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 Chittimכִּתִּים
Chittim or Kittim = “bruisers” Kittîy, kit-tee’; or כִּתִּיִּי Kittîyîy; patrial from an unused name denoting Cyprus (only in the plural); a Kittite or Cypriote; hence, an islander in general, i.e. the Greeks or Romans on the shores opposite Palestine:—Chittim, Kittim. For more info click here
, 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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