The LORD put a message in Balaam's mouth12 and said, "Go back to Balak and give him this message."3
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So he went back to him and found him standing beside his offering, with all the princes of Moab.4
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Then Balaam5 uttered his oracle:6 "Balak brought me from Aram,7 the king of Moab from the eastern mountains.8 'Come,' he said, 'curse Jacob for me; come, denounce Israel.'9
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How can I curse those whom God has not cursed?10 How can I denounce those whom the LORD has not denounced?11
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From the rocky peaks I see them, from the heights I view them.12 I see a people who live apart and do not consider themselves one of the nations.13
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Who can count the dust of Jacob14 or number the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous,15 and may my end be like theirs!16"
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Balak said to Balaam, "What have you done to me? I brought you to curse my enemies,17 but you have done nothing but bless them!"18
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He answered, "Must I not speak what the LORD puts in my mouth?"19
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Then Balak said to him, "Come with me to another place20 where you can see them; you will see only a part but not all of them.21 And from there, curse them for me.22"
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So he took him to the field of Zophim on the top of Pisgah,23 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."