Balaam, leaving divinations, prophesieth the happiness of Israel.
Numbers 24:1 When Balam sawe that it pleased ye Lorde that he shulde blesse Israel he went not as he dyd twyse before to fett sothsayenge but sett his face towarde ye wildernesse Numbers 24:2 and lyfte vpp his eyes and loked apon Israel as he laye with his trybes and the spirite of God came apon him. Numbers 24:3 And he toke vp his parable and sayed: Bala the sonne of Beor hath sayed Numbers 24:4 and the man whose eye is open hath sayed: he hath sayed which heareth the wordes of God and seeth the visions of the allmightie which falleth downe and his eyes are opened. Numbers 24:5 How goodly are the tentes of Iacob and thine habitacions Israel Numbers 24:6 euen as the brode valeyes and as gardens by the ryuerssyde as the tentes which the Lorde hath pitched and as ciperstrees apon the water. Numbers 24:7 The water shall flowe out of his boket and his seed shall be many waters and his kynge shalbe hyer then Agag And his kyngdome shalbe exalted. Numbers 24:8 God that broughte him out of Egipte is as the strenght of an vnycorne vnto him and he shall eate the nacions that are his enemies and breake their bones and perse them thorow with his arowes. Numbers 24:9 He couched him selfe and laye doune as a lion and as a lyonesse who shall stere him vp? blessed is he that blesseth the ad cursed is he that curseth the.
Balak in anger dismisseth him.
Numbers 24:10 And Balac was wroth with balam and smote his handes together and sayed vnto him: I sent for the to curse myne enemyes: and beholde thou hast blessed them this thre tymes Numbers 24:11 and now gett the quyckly vnto thi place. I thoughte that I wolde promote the vnto honoure but the Lorde hath kepte the backe from worshepe. Numbers 24:12 And Balam sayed vnto Balac: tolde I not thi messegers which thou sentest vnto me sayenge: Numbers 24:13 Yf balac wolde geue me his house ful of syluer ad golde I can not passe the mouth of the Lorde to doo ether good or bad of myne awne mynde. What the Lorde sayeth that must I speake. Numbers 24:14 And now beholde I goo vnto my people: come let me shewe the what this people shall doo to thi folke in the later dayes.
He prophesieth of the Star of Jacob, and the destruction of some nations.
Numbers 24:15 And he began his parable ad sayed: Balam the sonne of Beor hath sayed and ye man that hath his eye open hath sayed Numbers 24:16 and he hath sayed that heareth the wordes of God and hath the knowlege of the most hye and beholdeth ye vision of the allmightie and when he falleth downe hath his eyes opened. Numbers 24:17 I se him but not now I beholde him but not nye. There shall come a starre of Iacob and ryse a cepter of Israel which shall smyte ye coostes of Moab and vndermyne all the childern of Seth. Numbers 24:18 And Edom shalbe his possession and ye possession of Seir shalbe their enimyes and Israel shall doo manfully. Numbers 24:19 And out of Iacob shall come he that shall destroye the remnaut of the cities.
Numbers 24:20 And he loked on Amaleck and began his parable and sayed: Amaleck is the first of the nacions but his latter ende shall perysh utterly. Numbers 24:21 And he loked on the Kenites and toke his parable and sayed: stronge is thi dwellynge place and put thinest apon a rocke Numbers 24:22 Neuerthelater thou shalt be a burnynge to Kain vntill Assur take ye prisoner. Numbers 24:23 And he toke his parable and sayed: Alas who shall lyue when God doeth this? Numbers 24:24 The shippes shall come out of the coste of Cittim and subdue Assur and subdue Eber and he him selfe shall perysh at the last. Numbers 24:25 And Balam rose vp and went and dwelt in his place: and Balac also went his waye.