Numbers 23:11-30 NIV

11 Balak said to Balaam, “What have you done to me? I brought you to curse my enemies, but you have done nothing but bless them!”

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12 He answered, “Must I not speak what the LORD puts in my mouth?”

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Balaam’s Second Message

13 Then Balak said to him, “Come with me to another place where you can see them; you will not see them all but only the outskirts of their camp. And from there, curse them for me.”

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      14 So he took him to the field of Zophim on the top of Pisgah, and there he built seven altars and offered a bull and a ram on each altar.

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          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 word in his mouth and said, “Go back to Balak and give him this word.”

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          17 So he went to him and found him standing beside his offering, with the Moabite officials. Balak asked him, “What did the LORD say?”

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              18 Then he spoke his message: “Arise, Balak, and listen; hear me, son of Zippor.

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                  19 God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?
                  20 I have received a command to bless; he has blessed, and I cannot change it.

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                      21 “No misfortune is seen in Jacob, no misery observeda in Israel. The LORD their God is with them; the shout of the King is among them.

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                        •  23:21 - Or "He has not looked on Jacob’s offenses" / "or on the wrongs found"
                          22 God brought them out of Egypt; they have the strength of a wild ox.

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                          23 There is no divination againstb Jacob, no evil omens againstc Israel. It will now be said of Jacob and of Israel, ‘See what God has done!’

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                              24 The people rise like a lioness; they rouse themselves like a lion that does not rest till it devours its prey and drinks the blood of its victims.”

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                              25 Then Balak said to Balaam, “Neither curse them at all nor bless them at all!”
                              26 Balaam answered, “Did I not tell you I must do whatever the LORD says?”

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                              Balaam’s Third Message

                              27 Then Balak said to Balaam, “Come, let me take you to another place. Perhaps it will please God to let you curse them for me from there.”

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                              28 And Balak took Balaam to the top of Peor, overlooking the wasteland.

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                              29 Balaam said, “Build me seven altars here, and prepare seven bulls and seven rams for me.”
                              30 Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered a bull and a ram on each altar.

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