Then Balaam1 uttered his oracle:2 "Balak brought me from Aram,3 the king of Moab from the eastern mountains.4 'Come,' he said, 'curse Jacob for me; come, denounce Israel.'58
How can I curse those whom God has not cursed?6 How can I denounce those whom the LORD has not denounced?79
From the rocky peaks I see them, from the heights I view them.8 I see a people who live apart and do not consider themselves one of the nations.910
Who can count the dust of Jacob10 or number the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous,11 and may my end be like theirs!12"