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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      22 God brought them out of Egypt; they have the strength of a wild ox.
      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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