9 Like a lion they crouch and lie down, like a lioness—who dares to rouse them? “May those who bless you be blessed and those who curse you be cursed!”

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10 Then Balak’s anger burned against Balaam. He struck his hands together and said to him, “I summoned you to curse my enemies, but you have blessed them these three times.

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11 Now leave at once and go home! I said I would reward you handsomely, but the LORD has kept you from being rewarded.”

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      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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