1 Balaam then saw that it pleased Yahweh to bless Israel. He did not go as before to seek omens but turned towards the desert.
Num 23:23 Num 23:3 Num 23:15 1Sam 24:20 1Sam 26:2 1Sam 26:25 Num 22:13
2 Raising his eyes Balaam saw Israel settled tribe by tribe; the spirit of God came on him
1Sam 19:20 2Chr 15:1 1Sam 10:10 1Sam 19:23 John 11:49-51 Luke 10:20 Matt 7:22
3 and he declaimed his poem, as follows: The prophecy of Balaam son of Beor, the prophecy of the man with far-seeing eyes,
Num 23:7 Num 24:16 Num 22:31 Num 23:18 Num 24:4
4 the prophecy of one who hears the words of God. He sees what Shaddai makes him see, receives the divine answer, and his eyes are opened.
Ezek 1:28 Num 12:6 Rev 1:10 Rev 1:17 1Sam 19:24 2Cor 12:1-4 Acts 10:10
5 How fair your tents are, Jacob, how fair your dwellings, Israel,
6 like valleys that stretch afar, like gardens by the banks of a river, like aloes planted by Yahweh, like cedars beside the waters!
Ps 1:3 Ps 104:16 Ezek 31:3-4 Ezek 47:12 Gen 2:8-10 Gen 13:10 Isa 41:19
7 A hero arises from their stock, he reigns over countless peoples. His king is greater than Agag, and his kingship held in honour.
1Chr 14:2 2Sam 5:12 Jer 51:13 Rev 17:1 1Kgs 4:21 1Sam 15:8-9 1Sam 15:32-33
8 God has brought him out of Egypt, is like the wild ox's horns to him. He devours the corpses of his enemies, breaking their bones, piercing them with his arrows.
Num 23:22 Ps 45:5 Jer 50:17 Num 14:9 Num 23:24 Ps 2:9 Isa 38:13
9 He has crouched, he has lain down, like a lion, like a lioness; who dare rouse him? Blessed be those who bless you, and accursed be those who curse you!
Gen 12:3 Gen 49:9 Num 23:24 Gen 27:29 Acts 9:5 Job 38:39-40 Job 41:10
10 Balak flew into a rage with Balaam. He struck his hands together and said to Balaam, 'I brought you to curse my enemies, and you have insisted on blessing them three times over!
Ezek 21:14 Num 23:11 Ezek 21:17 Ezek 22:13 Job 27:23 Neh 13:2 Deut 23:4-5
11 So now go home as fast as your legs can carry you. I promised to load you with honours. Yahweh himself has deprived you of them.'
Num 22:17 Num 22:37 1Pet 5:2-3 2John 1:8 Acts 8:20 Heb 11:24-26 Matt 19:28-30
12 Balaam retorted to Balak, 'Did I not tell the messengers you sent me,
Num 22:18 Num 22:38
13 "Even if Balak gave me his house full of gold and silver I could not go against Yahweh's order and do anything of my own accord, whether for good or ill; whatever Yahweh says is what I shall say"?
Num 16:28 Num 22:18 Num 22:20
14 Now that I am going back to my own folk, let me warn you what this people will do to your people, in days to come.'
Gen 49:1 Mic 6:5 Dan 2:28 Rev 2:14 2Tim 3:1 Acts 2:17 Dan 10:14
15 He then declaimed his poem, as follows: The prophecy of Balaam son of Beor, the prophecy of the man with far-seeing eyes,
Num 23:7 Num 24:3-4 Job 27:1 Matt 13:35 Num 23:18
16 the prophecy of one who hears the words of God, of one who knows the knowledge of the Most High. He sees what Shaddai makes him see, receives the divine answer, and his eyes are opened.
Num 24:4 1Cor 8:1 1Cor 13:2 2Sam 23:1-2
17 I see him -- but not in the present. I perceive him -- but not close at hand: a star is emerging from Jacob, a sceptre is rising from Israel, to strike the brow of Moab, the skulls of all the children of Seth.
Rev 22:16 Gen 49:10 Rev 1:7 Zech 10:4 Isa 9:7 Luke 1:32-33 Ps 45:6
18 Edom too will be a conquered land, Seir too will be a conquered land, when Israel exerts his strength,
Amos 9:12 2Sam 8:14 Gen 27:29 Gen 27:40 Gen 32:3 Isa 34:5 Isa 63:1
19 when Jacob tramples on his enemies and destroys the last survivors of Ar.
Gen 49:10 Mic 5:2 1Cor 15:25 1Pet 3:22 Eph 1:20-22 Heb 1:8 Isa 11:10
20 Balaam then looked at Amalek and declaimed his poem, as follows: Amalek, the earliest of nations! But his posterity will perish forever.
Exod 17:14 1Chr 4:43 1Sam 14:48 1Sam 15:3-8 1Sam 27:8-9 1Sam 30:1 1Sam 30:17
21 He then looked at the Kenites and declaimed his poem, as follows: Your dwelling was firm, Kain, your nest perched high in the rock.
Gen 15:19 Job 29:18 Judg 1:16
22 But the nest belongs to Beor; how long will you be Asshur's captive?
Ezra 4:2 Gen 10:11 Gen 10:22 Hos 14:3 Ps 83:8
23 He then declaimed his poem, as follows: The Sea-people are gathering in the north,
2Kgs 5:1 Mal 3:2 Num 23:23
24 the vessels from the coasts of Kittim. They will bear down on Asshur, bear down on Eber; he too will perish forever.
Gen 10:4 Dan 11:30 Num 24:20 Dan 2:35 Dan 2:45 Dan 7:19-20 Dan 7:23-26
25 Balaam then got up, left and went home, and Balak too went his way.
Num 31:8 Josh 13:22 Num 24:11