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Passage Display[Printer-friendly Verses]   
 Numbers 24:1 - 14
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   Book of Numbers
   Chapter 24
24:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Now when Balaam saw that it pleased the LORD to bless Israel, he did not resort to sorcery as at other times, but turned his face toward the desert.
 
24:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When Balaam looked out and saw Israel encamped tribe by tribe, the Spirit of God came upon him
 
24:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and he uttered his oracle: "The oracle of Balaam son of Beor, the oracle of one whose eye sees clearly,
 
24:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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the oracle of one who hears the words of God, who sees a vision from the Almighty, F53 who falls prostrate, and whose eyes are opened:
 
24:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"How beautiful are your tents, O Jacob, your dwelling places, O Israel!
 
24:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Like valleys they spread out, like gardens beside a river, like aloes planted by the LORD, like cedars beside the waters.
 
24:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Water will flow from their buckets; their seed will have abundant water. "Their king will be greater than Agag; their kingdom will be exalted.
 
24:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"God brought them out of Egypt; they have the strength of a wild ox. They devour hostile nations and break their bones in pieces; with their arrows they pierce them.
 
24:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Like a lion they crouch and lie down, like a lioness - who dares to rouse them? "May those who bless you be blessed and those who curse you be cursed!"
 
24:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then Balak's anger burned against Balaam. He struck his hands together and said to him, "I summoned you to curse my enemies, but you have blessed them these three times.
 
24:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Now leave at once and go home! I said I would reward you handsomely, but the LORD has kept you from being rewarded."
 
24:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Balaam answered Balak, "Did I not tell the messengers you sent me,
 
24:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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'Even if Balak gave me his palace filled with silver and gold, I could not do anything of my own accord, good or bad, to go beyond the command of the LORD - and I must say only what the LORD says'?
 
24:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Now I am going back to my people, but come, let me warn you of what this people will do to your people in days to come."
 

FOOTNOTES:
F53 Hebrew Shaddai; also in verse 16

 
 

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