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The LORD met with Balaam and put a word in his mouth and said, “Go back to Balak and give him this word.”
References for Numbers 23:16
So he went to him and found him standing beside his offering, with the Moabite officials. Balak asked him, “What did the LORD say?”
References for Numbers 23:17
Then he spoke his message: “Arise, Balak, and listen; hear me, son of Zippor.
References for Numbers 23:18
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?
References for Numbers 23:19
I have received a command to bless; he has blessed, and I cannot change it.
References for Numbers 23:20
“No misfortune is seen in Jacob, no misery observed in Israel. The LORD their God is with them; the shout of the King is among them.
References for Numbers 23:21
God brought them out of Egypt; they have the strength of a wild ox.
References for Numbers 23:22
There is no divination against Jacob, no evil omens against Israel. It will now be said of Jacob and of Israel, ‘See what God has done!’
References for Numbers 23:23
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.”
References for Numbers 23:24
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?”
References for Numbers 23:26
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