When Bil'am saw that it pleased ADONAI to bless Isra'el, he didn't go, as at the other times, to make use of divination, but looked out toward the desert.
Bil'am raised his eyes and saw Isra'el encamped tribe by tribe. Then the Spirit of God came upon him,
and he made his pronouncement: "This is the speech of Bil'am, son of B'or; the speech of the man whose eyes have been opened;
the speech of him who hears God's words; who sees what Shaddai sees, who has fallen, yet has open eyes:
"How lovely are your tents, Ya'akov; your encampments, Isra'el!
They spread out like valleys, like gardens by the riverside, like succulent aloes planted by ADONAI, like cedar trees next to the water.
"Water will flow from their branches, their seed will have water aplenty. Their king will be higher than Agag and his kingdom lifted high.
God, who brought them out of Egypt, gives them the strength of a wild ox. They will devour the nations opposing them, break their bones, pierce them with their arrows.