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Numbers 23:14-24 (New International Version)

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14 So he took him to the field of Zophim on the top of Pisgah,1 and there he built seven altars and offered a bull and a ram on each altar. 15 Balaam said to Balak, "Stay here beside your offering while I meet with him over there." 16 The LORD met with Balaam and put a message in his mouth2 and said, "Go back to Balak and give him this message." 17 So he went to him and found him standing beside his offering, with the princes of Moab.3 Balak asked him, "What did the LORD say?" 18 Then he uttered his oracle:4 "Arise, Balak, and listen; hear me, son of Zippor.5 19 God is not a man,6 that he should lie,7 nor a son of man, that he should change his mind.8 Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise9 and not fulfill 20 I have received a command to bless;10 he has blessed,11 and I cannot change it.12 21 "No misfortune is seen in Jacob,13 no misery observed in Israel.a14 The LORD their God is with them;15 the shout of the King16 is among them 22 God brought them out of Egypt;17 they have the strength of a wild ox.18 23 There is no sorcery against Jacob, no divination19 against Israel. It will now be said of Jacob and of Israel, 'See what God has done!' 24 The people rise like a lioness;20 they rouse themselves like a lion21 that does not rest till he devours his prey and drinks the blood22 of his victims."
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