Numbers 23:11-30 NIV

11 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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12 He answered, "Must I not speak what the LORD puts in my mouth?"3

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Balaam's Second Oracle

13 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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      14 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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          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 mouth8 and said, "Go back to Balak and give him this message."

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          17 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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              18 Then he uttered his oracle:10 "Arise, Balak, and listen; hear me, son of Zippor.11

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                  19 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
                  20 I have received a command to bless;16 he has blessed,17 and I cannot change it.18

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                      21 "No misfortune is seen in Jacob,19 no misery observed in Israel.a20 The LORD their God is with them;21 the shout of the King22 is among them

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                        • a 23:21 - Or "He has not looked on Jacob's offenses / or on the wrongs found in Israel".
                          22 God brought them out of Egypt;23 they have the strength of a wild ox.24

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                          23 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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                          24 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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                          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?"29

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                          Balaam's Third Oracle

                          27 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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                          28 And Balak took Balaam to the top of Peor,32 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.33

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