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Numbers Chapter 23 World English Bible

Numbers 23:1

Balaam said to Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bulls and seven rams.

Numbers 23:2

Balak did as Balaam had spoken; and Balak and Balaam offered on every altar a bull and a ram.

Numbers 23:3

Balaam said to Balak, Stand by your burnt offering, and I will go: perhaps Yahweh will come to meet me; and whatever he shows me I will tell you. He went to a bare height.

Numbers 23:4

God met Balaam: and he said to him, I have prepared the seven altars, and I have offered up a bull and a ram on every altar.

Numbers 23:5

Yahweh put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said, Return to Balak, and thus you shall speak.

Numbers 23:6

He returned to him, and, behold, he was standing by his burnt-offering, he, and all the princes of Moab.

Numbers 23:7

He took up his parable, and said, From Aram has Balak brought me, The king of Moab from the mountains of the East: Come, curse me Jacob, Come, defy Israel.

Numbers 23:8

How shall I curse, whom God has not cursed? How shall I defy, whom Yahweh has not defied?

Numbers 23:9

For from the top of the rocks I see him, From the hills I see him: behold, it is a people that dwells alone, And shall not be reckoned among the nations.

Numbers 23:10

Who can count the dust of Jacob, Or number the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, Let my last end be like his!

Numbers 23:11

Balak said to Balaam, What have you done to me? I took you to curse my enemies, and, behold, you have blessed them altogether.

Numbers 23:12

He answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which Yahweh puts in my mouth?

Numbers 23:13

Balak said to him, Please come with me to another place, from whence you may see them; you shall see but the utmost part of them, and shall not see them all: and curse me them from there.

Numbers 23:14

He took him into the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered up a bull and a ram on every altar.

Numbers 23:15

He said to Balak, Stand here by your burnt offering, while I meet [Yahweh] yonder.

Numbers 23:16

Yahweh met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said, Return to Balak, and thus shall you speak.

Numbers 23:17

He came to him, and, behold, he was standing by his burnt offering, and the princes of Moab with him. Balak said to him, What has Yahweh spoken?

Numbers 23:18

He took up his parable, and said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; Listen to me, you son of Zippor:

Numbers 23:19

God is not a man, that he should lie, Neither the son of man, that he should repent: Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not make it good?

Numbers 23:20

Behold, I have received [commandment] to bless: He has blessed, and I can't reverse it.

Numbers 23:21

He has not saw iniquity in Jacob; Neither has he seen perverseness in Israel: Yahweh his God is with him, The shout of a king is among them.

Numbers 23:22

God brings them forth out of Egypt; He has as it were the strength of the wild-ox.

Numbers 23:23

Surely there is no enchantment with Jacob; Neither is there any divination with Israel: Now shall it be said of Jacob and of Israel, What has God done!

Numbers 23:24

Behold, the people rises up as a lioness, As a lion does he lift himself up: He shall not lie down until he eat of the prey, Drink the blood of the slain.

Numbers 23:25

Balak said to Balaam, Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all.

Numbers 23:26

But Balaam answered Balak, Didn't I tell you, saying, All that Yahweh speaks, that I must do?

Numbers 23:27

Balak said to Balaam, Come now, I will take you to another place; peradventure it will please God that you may curse me them from there.

Numbers 23:28

Balak took Balaam to the top of Peor, that looks down on the desert.

Numbers 23:29

Balaam said to Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bulls and seven rams.

Numbers 23:30

Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered up a bull and a ram on every altar.