Numbers 24:20-25 NIV

Balaam's Final Oracles

20 Then Balaam saw Amalek1 and uttered his oracle: "Amalek was first among the nations, but he will come to ruin at last."2

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21 Then he saw the Kenites3 and uttered his oracle: "Your dwelling place is secure,4 your nest is set in a rock;

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22 yet you Kenites will be destroyed when Asshur5 takes you captive."

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23 Then he uttered his oracle: "Ah, who can live when God does this?a

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    • e 24:23 - Masoretic Text; with a different word division of the Hebrew "A people will gather from the north".
      24 Ships will come from the shores of Kittim;6 they will subdue Asshur7 and Eber,8 but they too will come to ruin.9"

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          25 Then Balaam10 got up and returned home and Balak went his own way.

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