Numbers 23:16-26 NIV

16 The LORD met with Balaam and put a message in his mouth1 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.2 Balak asked him, "What did the LORD say?"

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      18 Then he uttered his oracle:3 "Arise, Balak, and listen; hear me, son of Zippor.4

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          19 God is not a man,5 that he should lie,6 nor a son of man, that he should change his mind.7 Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise8 and not fulfill
          20 I have received a command to bless;9 he has blessed,10 and I cannot change it.11

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              21 "No misfortune is seen in Jacob,12 no misery observed in Israel.a13 The LORD their God is with them;14 the shout of the King15 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;16 they have the strength of a wild ox.17

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                  23 There is no sorcery against Jacob, no divination18 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;19 they rouse themselves like a lion20 that does not rest till he devours his prey and drinks the blood21 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?"22

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