Balak said to Balaam, "What have you done to me? I brought you to curse my enemies,1 but you have done nothing but bless them!"2
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He answered, "Must I not speak what the LORD puts in my mouth?"3
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Then Balak said to him, "Come with me to another place4 where you can see them; you will see only a part but not all of them.5 And from there, curse them for me.6"
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So he took him to the field of Zophim on the top of Pisgah,7 and there he built seven altars and offered a bull and a ram on each altar.
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Balaam said to Balak, "Stay here beside your offering while I meet with him over there."
The LORD met with Balaam and put a message in his mouth8 and said, "Go back to Balak and give him this message."
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So he went to him and found him standing beside his offering, with the princes of Moab.9 Balak asked him, "What did the LORD say?"
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Then he uttered his oracle:10 "Arise, Balak, and listen; hear me, son of Zippor.11
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God is not a man,12 that he should lie,13 nor a son of man, that he should change his mind.14 Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise15 and not fulfill
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I have received a command to bless;16 he has blessed,17 and I cannot change it.18
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"No misfortune is seen in Jacob,19 no misery observed in Israel.20 The LORD their God is with them;21 the shout of the King22 is among them
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God brought them out of Egypt;23 they have the strength of a wild ox.24
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There is no sorcery against Jacob, no divination25 against Israel. It will now be said of Jacob and of Israel, 'See what God has done!'
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The people rise like a lioness;26 they rouse themselves like a lion27 that does not rest till he devours his prey and drinks the blood28 of his victims."
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Then Balak said to Balaam, "Neither curse them at all nor bless them at all!"
Balaam answered, "Did I not tell you I must do whatever the LORD says?"29
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Then Balak said to Balaam, "Come, let me take you to another place.30 Perhaps it will please God to let you curse them for me31 from there."
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And Balak took Balaam to the top of Peor,32 overlooking the wasteland.
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Balaam said, "Build me seven altars here, and prepare seven bulls and seven rams for me."
Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered a bull and a ram on each altar.33
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