Numbers 24:12-24 NIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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12 Balaam answered Balak, "Did I not tell the messengers you sent me, 12 Balaam answered Balak, "Did I not tell the messengers you sent me,
13 'Even if Balak gave me his palace filled with silver and gold, 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'? 13 'Even if Balak gave me his palace filled with silver and gold, 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'?
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." 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."
15 Then he uttered his oracle: "The oracle of Balaam son of Beor, the oracle of one whose eye sees clearly, 15 Then he uttered his oracle: "The oracle of Balaam son of Beor, the oracle of one whose eye sees clearly,
16 the oracle 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: 16 the oracle 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:
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 skulls of all the sons of Sheth. 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 skulls of all the sons of Sheth.
18 Edom will be conquered; Seir, his enemy, will be conquered, but Israel will grow strong. 18 Edom will be conquered; Seir, his enemy, will be conquered, but Israel will grow strong.
19 A ruler will come out of Jacob and destroy the survivors of the city." 19 A ruler will come out of Jacob and destroy the survivors of the city."
20 Then Balaam saw Amalek and uttered his oracle: "Amalek was first among the nations, but he will come to ruin at last." 20 Then Balaam saw Amalek and uttered his oracle: "Amalek was first among the nations, but he will come to ruin at last."
21 Then he saw the Kenites and uttered his oracle: "Your dwelling place is secure, your nest is set in a rock; 21 Then he saw the Kenites and uttered his oracle: "Your dwelling place is secure, your nest is set in a rock;
22 yet you Kenites will be destroyed when Asshur takes you captive." 22 yet you Kenites will be destroyed when Asshur takes you captive."
23 Then he uttered his oracle: "Ah, who can live when God does this? 23 Then he uttered his oracle: "Ah, who can live when God does this?
24 Ships will come from the shores of Kittim; they will subdue Asshur and Eber, but they too will come to ruin." 24 Ships will come from the shores of Kittim; they will subdue Asshur and Eber, but they too will come to ruin."