Numbers 24:17-24 NIV

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

References for Numbers 24:17

    • “ 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

      References for Numbers 24:23

        • – 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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