Then he uttered his oracle: "The oracle of Balaam son of Beor, the oracle of one whose eye sees clearly,
the oracle of one who hears the words1 of God, who has knowledge from the Most High,2 who sees a vision from the Almighty, who falls prostrate, and whose eyes are opened:
"I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near.3 A star will come out of Jacob;4 a scepter will rise out of Israel.5 He will crush the foreheads of Moab,6 the skullsa7 ofb all the sons of Sheth.c18
Edom8 will be conquered; Seir,9 his enemy, will be conquered,10 but Israel11 will grow strong.
A ruler will come out of Jacob12 and destroy the survivors of the city."