So he uttered his oracle, saying: "The oracle of Balaam son of Beor, the oracle of the man whose eye is clear, a16
the oracle of one who hears the words of God, and knows the knowledge of the Most High, b who sees the vision of the Almighty, c who falls down, but with his eyes uncovered:
I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near— a star shall come out of Jacob, and a scepter shall rise out of Israel; it shall crush the borderlands d of Moab, and the territory e of all the Shethites.
Edom will become a possession, Seir a possession of its enemies, f while Israel does valiantly.
One out of Jacob shall rule, and destroy the survivors of Ir."
Then he looked on Amalek, and uttered his oracle, saying: "First among the nations was Amalek, but its end is to perish forever."
Then he looked on the Kenite, and uttered his oracle, saying: "Enduring is your dwelling place, and your nest is set in the rock;
yet Kain is destined for burning. How long shall Asshur take you away captive?"
Again he uttered his oracle, saying: "Alas, who shall live when God does this?
But ships shall come from Kittim and shall afflict Asshur and Eber; and he also shall perish forever."
Then Balaam got up and went back to his place, and Balak also went his way.
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