Numbers 23:1 Then said Balaam unto Balak: Build me here, seven altars,and prepare me here, seven bullocks and seven rams. Numbers 23:2 And Balak did, as Balaam had spoken,and Balak and Balaam caused to ascend a bullock and a ram on each altar. Numbers 23:3 Then said Balaam unto Balak: Station thyself by thine ascending-sacrifice, and let me go my wayperadventure, Yahweh may come and meet me, and, what thing soever he may show me, I will tell thee. So he went his way to a bare height. Numbers 23:4 And God came unto Balaam,so he said unto himThe seven altars, have I built in a row, and have caused to ascend, bullock and a ram on each altar. Numbers 23:5 And Yahweh put a word into the mouth of Balaam,and saidReturn unto Balak, and, thus, shalt thou speak. Numbers 23:6 So he returned unto him, and lo! he was stationed by his ascending-sacrifice,he, and all the princes of Moab.
Numbers 23:7 So he took up his parable and said,From Aram, doth Balak conduct me, The king of Moab, from the mountains of the East, Come thou! curse me Jacob, Yea, come thou! rage on Israel. Numbers 23:8 How can I revile one whom GOD, hath not reviled? Yea, how can I rage on one on whom Yahweh, hath not raged? Numbers 23:9 Surely, from the head of the rocks, do I see him, Yea, from the hills, do I observe him,Lo! a people, who alone, doth dwell, And, among the nations, he doth not reckon himself. Numbers 23:10 Who, hath counted the dust of Jacob? Or who, hath numbered the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the upright, And let my hereafter be like his! Numbers 23:11 Then said Balak unto Balaam, What hast thou done for me? To revile mine enemies, I summoned thee, and lo! thou hast, kept on blessing. Numbers 23:12 And he answered and said,Was it not [to be so] that, whatsoever Yahweh should put into my mouth, the same, should I take heed to speak?
Numbers 23:13 Then said Balak unto himCome, I pray thee, with me, unto another place, from whence thou mayest see him, nothing but his utmost part, shalt thou see, but, all of him, shalt thou not see,and so revile me him, from thence.
Numbers 23:14 And he took him to the field of Zophim, unto the head of Pisgah,and built seven altars, and caused to ascend a bullock and a ram on each altar. Numbers 23:15 Then said he to Balak, Station thyself here, by thine ascending-sacrifice,while, I, meet him yonder. Numbers 23:16 And Yahweh met Balaam, and put a word into his mouth,and saidReturn unto Balak, and, thus, shalt thou speak. Numbers 23:17 So he came in unto him, and, there he was,stationed by his ascending-sacrifice, and the princes of Moab, with him. And Balak said unto him, What hath Yahweh spoken?
Numbers 23:18 Then took he up his parable, and said,Rise, Balak, and hear, Give ear unto me, son of Zippor! Numbers 23:19 GOD is, not a man, that he should lie, Nor, a son of Adam, that he should repent,Hath, he, said, and will not perform? Yea spoken, and will not make it stand fast? Numbers 23:20 Lo! to bless, have I received [command],And I will bless, nor will I take it back. Numbers 23:21 He hath not discovered trouble, in Jacob, Neither hath he seen wretchedness in Israel,Yahweh, his God, is with him, And, the acclaim of a king, in his midst: Numbers 23:22 GOD having brought them forth out of Egypt, The very horns of the buffalo, are his: Numbers 23:23 Surely, there is no enchantment against Jacob, Nor divination against Israel,Now, shall it be saidOf Jacob, and of Israel, What, hath GOD wrought! Numbers 23:24 Lo, a people, like a lioness, shall rise, And, like a strong lion, shall rouse himself up; He will not lie down, till he eat the torn, And, the blood of the slain, he drink.
Numbers 23:25 Then said Balak unto Balaam, Thou shalt neither, revile, him,nor, bless, him. Numbers 23:26 And Balaam responded, and said unto Balak,Spake I not unto thee, saying, All that Yahweh shall speak, that, must I do?
Numbers 23:27 And Balak said unto Balaam, Come, I pray thee! let me take thee unto another place,peradventure, it may be right in the eyes of God, that thou revile me him, from thence.
Numbers 23:28 So Balak took Balaam,unto the head of Peor, that looketh over the face of the Jeshimon. Numbers 23:29 And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here, seven altars,and prepare me here, seven bullocks and seven rams. Numbers 23:30 And Balak did as Balaam said,and caused to ascend a bullock and a ram on each altar.