Numbers 24:12-24 NIV

12 Balaam answered Balak, “Did I not tell the messengers you sent me,

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13 ‘Even if Balak gave me all the silver and gold in his palace, I could not do anything of my own accord, good or bad, to go beyond the command of the LORD—and I must say only what the LORD says’?

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14 Now I am going back to my people, but come, let me warn you of what this people will do to your people in days to come.”

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Balaam’s Fourth Message

15 Then he spoke his message: “The prophecy of Balaam son of Beor, the prophecy of one whose eye sees clearly,

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      16 the prophecy of one who hears the words of God, who has knowledge from the Most High, who sees a vision from the Almighty, who falls prostrate, and whose eyes are opened:

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      17 “I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near. A star will come out of Jacob; a scepter will rise out of Israel. He will crush the foreheads of Moab, the skullsa ofb all the people of Sheth.c

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        • “ 24:17 - Samaritan Pentateuch (see also Jer. 48:45); the meaning of the word in the Masoretic Text is uncertain.
        • ” 24:17 - Or possibly "Moab," / "batter"
        • • 24:17 - Or "all the noisy boasters"
          18 Edom will be conquered; Seir, his enemy, will be conquered, but Israel will grow strong.

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          19 A ruler will come out of Jacob and destroy the survivors of the city.”

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          Balaam’s Fifth Message

          20 Then Balaam saw Amalek and spoke his message: “Amalek was first among the nations, but their end will be utter destruction.”

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          Balaam’s Sixth Message

          21 Then he saw the Kenites and spoke his message: “Your dwelling place is secure, your nest is set in a rock;

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          22 yet you Kenites will be destroyed when Ashur takes you captive.”

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          Balaam’s Seventh Message

          23 Then he spoke his message: “Alas! Who can live when God does this?d

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            • – 24:23 - Masoretic Text; with a different word division of the Hebrew "The people from the islands will gather from the north" .
              24 Ships will come from the shores of Cyprus; they will subdue Ashur and Eber, but they too will come to ruin.”

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