Numbers 24:15-25 CSB

Balaam's Fourth Oracle

15 Then he proclaimed his poem: The oracle of Balaam son of Beor, the oracle of the man whose eyes are opened;a

References for Numbers 24:15

    • n 24:15 - LXX reads true; Vg reads closed
      16 the oracle of one who hears the sayings of God and has knowledge from the Most High, who sees a vision from the Almighty, who falls [into a trance] with [his] eyes uncovered:b

      References for Numbers 24:16

          17 I see him,c but not now; I perceive him,d but not near. A star will come from Jacob, and a scepter will arise from Israel.e He will smash the foreheadf of Moab and strike downg all the Shethites.h

          References for Numbers 24:17

            • p 24:17 - Or Him
            • q 24:17 - Or Him
            • r 24:17 - Gn 49:10; Mt 2:2; Rv 22:16
            • s 24:17 - Or frontiers
            • t 24:17 - Sam reads and the skulls of; Jr 48:45
            • u 24:17 - Or Sethites
              18 Edom will become a possession; Seiri will become a possession of its enemies, but Israel will be triumphant.

              References for Numbers 24:18

                  19 One who comes from Jacob will rule; he will destroy the city's survivors.
                  20 Then Balaam saw Amalek and proclaimed his poem: Amalek was first among the nations,j but his future is destruction.

                  References for Numbers 24:20

                    • w 24:20 - Ex 17:8-16; 1 Sm 15
                      21 Next he saw the Kenites and proclaimed his poem: Your dwelling place is enduring; your nest is set in the cliffs.
                      22 Kain will be destroyed when Asshur takes you captive.
                      23 Once more he proclaimed his poem: Ah, who can live when God does this?
                      24 Ships will come from the coast of Kittim;k they will afflict Asshur and Eber,l but they too will come to destruction.

                      References for Numbers 24:24

                        • x 24:24 - Gn 10:4; Isa 23:1,12; Jr 2:10; Dn 11:30
                        • y 24:24 - Gn 10:21,24-25; 11:14-27
                          25 Balaam then arose and went back to his homeland, and Balak also went his way.