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Numbers 23:13-23 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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13 And Balak said to him, "Come with me to another place, from which you may see them; you shall see only the nearest of them, and shall not see them all; then curse them for me from there." 13 Then Balak said to him, "Come with me to another place where you can see them; you will see only a part but not all of them. And from there, curse them for me."
14 And he took him to the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered a bull and a ram on each altar 14 So he took him to the field of Zophim on the top of Pisgah, and there he built seven altars and offered a bull and a ram on each altar.
15 Balaam said to Balak, "Stand here beside your burnt offering, while I meet the LORD yonder." 15 Balaam said to Balak, "Stay here beside your offering while I meet with him over there."
16 And the LORD met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said, "Return to Balak, and thus shall you speak." 16 The LORD met with Balaam and put a message in his mouth and said, "Go back to Balak and give him this message."
17 And he came to him, and, lo, he was standing beside his burnt offering, and the princes of Moab with him. And Balak said to him, "What has the LORD spoken?" 17 So he went to him and found him standing beside his offering, with the princes of Moab. Balak asked him, "What did the LORD say?"
18 And Balaam took up his discourse, and said, "Rise, Balak, and hear; hearken to me, O son of Zippor: 18 Then he uttered his oracle: "Arise, Balak, and listen; hear me, son of Zippor.
19 God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should repent. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfil it 19 God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill
20 Behold, I received a command to bless: he has blessed, and I cannot revoke it. 20 I have received a command to bless; he has blessed, and I cannot change it.
21 He has not beheld misfortune in Jacob; nor has he seen trouble in Israel. The LORD their God is with them, and the shout of a king is among them 21 "No misfortune is seen in Jacob, no misery observed in Israel. The LORD their God is with them; the shout of the King is among them
22 God brings them out of Egypt; they have as it were the horns of the wild ox. 22 God brought them out of Egypt; they have the strength of a wild ox.
23 For there is no enchantment against Jacob, no divination against Israel; now it shall be said of Jacob and Israel, 'What has God wrought!' 23 There is no sorcery against Jacob, no divination against Israel. It will now be said of Jacob and of Israel, 'See what God has done!'