Numbers 23:2-12 NRS

2 Balak did as Balaam had said; and Balak and Balaam offered a bull and a ram on each altar.
3 Then Balaam said to Balak, "Stay here beside your burnt offerings while I go aside. Perhaps the Lord will come to meet me. Whatever he shows me I will tell you." And he went to a bare height.
4 Then God met Balaam; and Balaam said to him, "I have arranged the seven altars, and have offered a bull and a ram on each altar.
5 The Lord put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said, "Return to Balak, and this is what you must say."
6 So he returned to Balak, a who was standing beside his burnt offerings with all the officials of Moab.

References for Numbers 23:6

    • ¨ 23:6 - Heb [him]
      7 Then Balaam b uttered his oracle, saying: "Balak has brought me from Aram, the king of Moab from the eastern mountains: "Come, curse Jacob for me; Come, denounce Israel!'

      References for Numbers 23:7

        • © 23:7 - Heb [he]
          8 How can I curse whom God has not cursed? How can I denounce those whom the Lord has not denounced?
          9 For from the top of the crags I see him, from the hills I behold him; Here is a people living alone, and not reckoning itself among the nations!
          10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, or number the dust-cloud c of Israel? Let me die the death of the upright, and let my end be like his!"

          References for Numbers 23:10

            • ª 23:10 - Or [fourth part]
              11 Then Balak said to Balaam, "What have you done to me? I brought you to curse my enemies, but now you have done nothing but bless them."
              12 He answered, "Must I not take care to say what the Lord puts into my mouth?"