1611 King James Bible

Numbers 23

Balak's sacrifice.

Numbers 23:1 And Balaam saide vnto Balak, Build me here seuen Altars, and prepare mee here seuen oxen, and seuen rammes. Numbers 23:2 And Balak did as Balaam had spoken, and Balak & Balaam offered on [euery] altar a bullocke and a ramme. Numbers 23:3 And Balaam said vnto Balak, Stand by thy burnt offring, and I wil goe: peraduenture the LORD will come to meete mee; and whatsoeuer he sheweth me, I will tell thee. And he went [to] an high place. Numbers 23:4 And God met Balaam, and he said vnto him, I haue prepared seuen altars, and I haue offered vpon [euery] altar a bullocke and a ramme. Numbers 23:5 And the LORD put a word in Balaams mouth, and said, Returne vnto Balak, & thus thou shalt speake. Numbers 23:6 And he returned vnto him, and loe, he stood by his burnt sacrifice, hee, and all the Princes of Moab.

Balaam's parables.

Numbers 23:7 And he tooke vp his parable, and said, Balak the King of Moab hath brought mee from Aram, out of the mountaines of the East, [saying], Come, curse me Iacob, and come, defie Israel. Numbers 23:8 How shall I curse, [whom] God hath not cursed? or how shall I defie, [whom] the LORD hath not defied? Numbers 23:9 For from the top of the rockes I see him, and from the hilles I behold him: loe, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not bee reckoned among the nations. Numbers 23:10 Who can count the dust of Iacob, and the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let mee die the death of the righteous, & let my last end be like his. Numbers 23:11 And Balak saide vnto Balaam, What hast thou done vnto me? I tooke thee to curse mine enemies, and behold, thou hast blessed them altogether. Numbers 23:12 And he answered, and said, Must I not take heede to speake that which the LORD hath put in my mouth?

Balak's sacrifice.

Numbers 23:13 And Balak said vnto him, Come, I pray thee, with me, vnto another place, from whence thou mayest see them: thou shalt see but the vtmost part of them, and shalt not see them all: and curse me them from thence.

Numbers 23:14 And hee brought him into the fielde of Zophim, to the toppe of Pisgah, and built seuen altars, and offered a bullocke and a ramme on [euery] altar. Numbers 23:15 And he said vnto Balak, Stand here by thy burnt offering, while I meete [the Lord] yonder. Numbers 23:16 And the LORD met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and saide, Goe againe vnto Balak, and say thus. Numbers 23:17 And when hee came to him, behold, he stood by his burnt offring, and the Princes of Moab with him. And Balak said vnto him, What hath the LORD spoken?

Balaam's parables.

Numbers 23:18 And he tooke vp his parable, and said, Rise vp Balak, & heare; hearken vnto me, thou sonne of Zippor: Numbers 23:19 God [is] not a man that he should lie, neither the sonne of man, that hee should repent: hath he said, and shall he not doe [it]? or, hath hee spoken, and shall he not make it good? Numbers 23:20 Behold, I haue receiued [commandement] to blesse: and hee hath blessed, and I cannot reuerse it. Numbers 23:21 Hee hath not beheld iniquitie in Iacob, neither hath he seene peruersenesse in Israel: the LORD his God [is] with him, and the shoute of a King [is] among them. Numbers 23:22 God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an Unicorne. Numbers 23:23 Surely there is no inchantment against Iacob, neither is there any diuination against Israel: according to this time it shalbe said of Iacob, and of Israel, What hath God wrought! Numbers 23:24 Beholde, the people shall rise vp as a great Lion, and lift vp himselfe as a yong Lion: hee shall not lie downe vntill he eate of the pray, and drinke the blood of the slaine.

Numbers 23:25 And Balak said vnto Balaam, Neither curse them at all, nor blesse them at all. Numbers 23:26 But Balaam answered, and said vnto Balak, Told not I thee, saying, All that the LORD speaketh, that I must doe?

Numbers 23:27 And Balak saide vnto Balaam, Come, I pray thee, I will bring thee vnto another place, peraduenture it will please God, that thou mayest curse me them from thence.

Balak's sacrifice.

Numbers 23:28 And Balak brought Balaam vnto the top of Peor, that looketh toward Ieshimon. Numbers 23:29 And Balaam saide vnto Balak, Build mee here seuen altars, and prepare me here seuen bullocks, and seuen rammes. Numbers 23:30 And Balak did as Balaam had said, and offred a bullocke and a ramme on [euery] altar.

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