1 Balaam said to Balak, 'Build me seven altars here and prepare me seven bulls and seven rams.'
Num 23:29 1Chr 15:26 Ps 50:8-9 Num 29:32 Matt 23:13 Jude 1:11 Job 42:8
2 Balak did as Balaam said and offered a burnt offering of one bull and one ram on each altar.
Num 23:14 Num 23:30
3 Balaam then said to Balak, 'Stand beside your burnt offerings while I go away. Perhaps Yahweh will come and meet me. If he does, I shall tell you whatever he reveals to me.' And he withdrew to a bare hill.
Num 23:15 Num 24:1 Num 22:31-35 Num 22:8-9 Lev 1:1 Gen 22:13 Gen 22:7-8
4 God came to meet Balaam, who said to him, 'I have prepared the seven altars and offered a burnt offering of one bull and one ram on each altar.'
Num 23:16 Eph 2:9 Num 23:1 Num 22:20 Num 22:9 Matt 20:12 Luke 18:12
5 Yahweh then put a prophecy into his mouth and said to him, 'Go back to Balak, and that is what you must say to him.'
Deut 18:18 Jer 1:9 Isa 51:16 Isa 59:21 Num 23:16 Prov 16:1 Num 22:35
6 So Balaam went back to him, and found him still standing beside his burnt offering, with all the chiefs of Moab.
7 He then declaimed his poem as follows: Balak has brought me from Aram, the king of Moab from the hills of Kedem: 'Come and curse Jacob for me, come and denounce Israel!'
Num 22:5-6 Num 23:18 Num 24:3 Deut 23:4 Job 27:1 Mic 2:4 Job 29:1
8 How shall I curse someone whom God has not cursed, how denounce someone God has not denounced?
Isa 47:12-13 Num 22:12 Isa 44:25 Num 23:23 Num 23:20
9 Yes, from the top of the crags I see him, from the hills I descry him: a people that dwells on its own, not to be reckoned among other nations!
Deut 32:8 Deut 33:28 Exod 33:16 Esth 3:8 Ezra 9:2 Rom 15:8-10 Jer 46:28
10 Who can count the dust of Jacob? Who can number the cloud of Israel? May I die the death of the just, and may my future be like theirs!
Ps 37:37 Gen 13:16 Ps 116:15 2Cor 5:1 Rev 14:13 2Tim 4:6-8 1Cor 15:53-57
11 Balak said to Balaam, 'What have you done to me? I brought you to curse my enemies, and you have heaped blessings on them!'
Num 24:10 Neh 13:2 Num 22:11 Num 22:17 Num 23:7-8 Ps 109:17-20
12 Balaam replied, 'Am I to depart from what Yahweh puts into my mouth?'
Num 22:38 Num 22:20 Num 23:20 Num 23:26 Num 24:13 Rom 16:18 Prov 26:25
13 Balak then said, 'Please come somewhere else. From here you can see only the fringe of them, you cannot see them all. Curse them for me over there.'
1Kgs 20:23 1Kgs 20:28 Jas 3:9-10 Josh 24:9 Mic 6:5 Num 22:41 Ps 109:17
14 He led him to the Lookouts' Field on the top of Pisgah. There he built seven altars and offered a burnt offering of one bull and one ram on each altar.
Num 23:1-2 Deut 3:27 Deut 4:49 Deut 34:1 Hos 12:11 Isa 1:10-11 Isa 46:6
15 Balaam said to Balak, 'Stand here beside your burnt offerings while I wait over there.'
Num 23:3 Num 22:8
16 God came to meet Balaam, he put a prophecy into his mouth and said to him, 'Go back to Balak, and that is what you must say to him.'
Num 23:5 Num 22:35 Num 24:1
17 So Balaam went to him and found him still standing beside his burnt offering and all the chiefs of Moab with him. 'What did Yahweh say?' Balak said to him.
1Sam 3:17 Jer 37:17 Num 23:26
18 Balaam then declaimed his poem, as follows: Stand up, Balak, and listen, give ear to me, son of Zippor.
19 God is no human being that he should lie, no child of Adam to change his mind. Is it his to say and not to do, is it his to speak and not fulfil?
1Sam 15:29 Heb 6:18 Mal 3:6 Rom 11:29 Hab 2:3 Titus 1:2 Jas 1:17
20 The charge laid on me is to bless, I shall bless, and I cannot reverse it.
Num 22:12 Gen 22:17 Gen 12:2 1Pet 1:5 Isa 43:13 John 10:27-29 Num 22:18
21 I have perceived no guilt in Jacob, have seen no perversity in Israel. Yahweh his God is with him, and a royal acclamation to greet him.
Jer 50:20 Ps 23:4 Matt 1:23 Rom 4:7-8 Exod 29:45-46 Mic 7:18-20 Luke 19:37-38
22 God has brought him out of Egypt, is like the wild ox's horns to him.
Deut 33:17 Num 24:8 Ps 22:21 Job 39:9-11 Ps 68:35 Num 22:5 Exod 20:2
23 There is no omen whatever against Jacob, no augury at all against Israel. Well may people say of Jacob, of Israel, 'What has God achieved?'
Luke 10:18-19 Josh 13:22 Matt 12:27 Mic 6:4-5 Num 22:6-7 Num 24:1 Ps 64:9
24 for here is a people like a lioness rising, poised like a lion to spring; nor will he lie down till he has devoured his prey and drunk the blood of his slain.
Gen 49:9 Gen 49:27 Amos 3:8 Zech 10:4-5 Prov 30:30 Rev 19:11-21 Rev 5:5
25 Balak said to Balaam, 'Very well! Do not curse them. But at least do not bless them!'
26 Balaam retorted to Balak, 'Did I not tell you? Whatever Yahweh says, I must do.'
Num 22:18 1Kgs 22:14 2Chr 18:13 Acts 4:19-20 Acts 5:29 Num 22:38 Num 23:12-13
27 Balak then said to Balaam, 'Come with me now and I shall take you somewhere else. From there perhaps it will please God to curse them for me.'
Rom 11:29 Isa 14:27 Isa 46:10-11 Job 23:13 Mal 3:6 Num 23:13 Num 23:19-20
28 So Balak led Balaam to the summit of Peor, overlooking the wastelands.
Num 21:20 Ps 106:28
29 Balaam then said to Balak, 'Build me seven altars here and prepare me seven bulls and seven rams.'
30 Balak did as Balaam said and offered a burnt offering of one bull and one ram on each altar.