Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his!
And Balaksaid unto Balaam, What hast thou done unto me? I took thee to curse mine enemies , and, behold, thou hast blessed them altogether .
And he answered and said , Must I not take heed to speak that which the LORD hath put in my mouth?13
And Balaksaid unto him, Come , I pray thee, with me unto anotherplace, from whence thou mayest see them: thou shalt seebut the utmost part of them, and shalt not see them all: and curse me them from thence.
And he brought him into the field of Zophim , to the top of Pisgah,a and builtsevenaltars, and offered a bullock and a ram on every altar.15
And he said unto Balak,Standhere by thy burnt offering, while I meet the LORD yonder.16
And the LORDmetBalaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said , Go again unto Balak, and say thus.
And when he came to him, behold, he stood by his burnt offering, and the princes of Moab with him. And Balaksaid unto him, What hath the LORDspoken ?
And he took up his parable, and said , Rise up , Balak, and hear ; hearken unto me, thou son of Zippor:19God is not a man, that he should lie ; neither the son of man, that he should repent : hath he said , and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken , and shall he not make it good ?
Behold, I have received commandment to bless : and he hath blessed ; and I cannot reverse it.