Numbers 24:15-19 NIV

Balaam's Fourth Oracle

15 Then he uttered his oracle: "The oracle of Balaam son of Beor, the oracle of one whose eye sees clearly,

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      16 the oracle of one who hears the words1 of God, who has knowledge from the Most High,2 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.3 A star will come out of Jacob;4 a scepter will rise out of Israel.5 He will crush the foreheads of Moab,6 the skullsa7 ofb all the sons of Sheth.c

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        • b 24:17 - Samaritan Pentateuch (see also Jer. 48:45); the meaning of the word in the Masoretic Text is uncertain.
        • c 24:17 - Or possibly "Moab, / batter"
        • d 24:17 - Or "all the noisy boasters"
          18 Edom8 will be conquered; Seir,9 his enemy, will be conquered,10 but Israel11 will grow strong.

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          19 A ruler will come out of Jacob12 and destroy the survivors of the city."

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