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Numbers 23:14-24 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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14 So he took him to the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah. He 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 offerings, while I meet the Lord over there." 15 Balaam said to Balak, "Stay here beside your offering while I meet with him over there."
16 The Lord met Balaam, put a word into his mouth, and said, "Return to Balak, and this is what you shall say." 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 When he came to him, he was standing beside his burnt offerings with the officials of Moab. Balak said to him, "What has the Lord said?" 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 Then Balaam uttered his oracle, saying: "Rise, Balak, and hear; listen 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 a human being, that he should lie, or a mortal, that he should change his mind. Has he promised, and will he not do it? Has he spoken, and will he not fulfill 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 See, 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, acclaimed as a king 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, who brings them out of Egypt, is like the horns of a wild ox for them. 22 God brought them out of Egypt; they have the strength of a wild ox.
23 Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, no divination against Israel; now it shall be said of Jacob and Israel, "See what God has done!' 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!'
24 Look, a people rising up like a lioness, and rousing itself like a lion! It does not lie down until it has eaten the prey and drunk the blood of the slain." 24 The people rise like a lioness; they rouse themselves like a lion that does not rest till he devours his prey and drinks the blood of his victims."