Numbers 23:16-26 (English Standard Version)

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16 And the LORD met Balaam and 1put a word in his mouth and said, "Return to Balak, and thus shall you speak." 17 And he came to him, and behold, he was standing beside his burnt offering, and the princes of Moab with him. And Balak said to him, "What has the LORD spoken?" 18 And Balaam took up his discourse and said, "Rise, Balak, and hear; give ear to me, O son of Zippor: 19 2God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it? 20 Behold, I received a command to bless: 3he has blessed, and 4I cannot revoke it. 21 5He has not beheld misfortune in Jacob, nor has he seen trouble in Israel. The LORD their God is with them, and the shout of a king is among them. 22 6God brings them out of Egypt and is for them like 7the horns of the wild ox. 23 For there is no enchantment against Jacob, no 8divination against Israel; now it shall be said of Jacob and Israel, 9'What has God wrought!' 24 Behold, a people! 10As a lioness it rises up and as a lion it lifts itself; 11it does not lie down until it has devoured the prey and drunk the blood of the slain." 25 And Balak said to Balaam, "Do not curse them at all, and do not bless them at all." 26 But Balaam answered Balak, "Did I not tell you, 12'All that the LORD says, that I must do'?"
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