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Numbers 22

DBY 1 And the children of Israel journeyed, and encamped in the plains of Moab on the other side of the Jordan from Jericho. NIV 1 Then the Israelites traveled to the plains of Moab and camped along the Jordan across from Jericho. DBY 2 And Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites. NIV 2 Now Balak son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites, DBY 3 And Moab was much afraid of the people, because they were many; and Moab was distressed because of the children of Israel. NIV 3 and Moab was terrified because there were so many people. Indeed, Moab was filled with dread because of the Israelites. DBY 4 And Moab said to the elders of Midian, Now will this company lick up all that is round about us, as an ox licks up the green herb of the field. Now Balak the son of Zippor was king of Moab at that time. NIV 4 The Moabites said to the elders of Midian, "This horde is going to lick up everything around us, as an ox licks up the grass of the field." So Balak son of Zippor, who was king of Moab at that time, DBY 5 And he sent messengers to Balaam the son of Beor, to Pethor, which is on the river in the land of the children of his people, to call him, saying, Behold, a people is come out from Egypt; behold, they cover the face of the land, and they abide over against me. NIV 5 sent messengers to summon Balaam son of Beor, who was at Pethor, near the River, in his native land. Balak said: "A people has come out of Egypt; they cover the face of the land and have settled next to me. DBY 6 And now come, I pray thee, curse me this people; for they are mightier than I: perhaps I may be able to smite them, and drive them out of the land; for I know that he whom thou blessest is blessed, and he whom thou cursest is cursed. NIV 6 Now come and put a curse on these people, because they are too powerful for me. Perhaps then I will be able to defeat them and drive them out of the country. For I know that those you bless are blessed, and those you curse are cursed." DBY 7 And the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed, having the rewards of divination in their hand. And they came to Balaam, and spoke to him the words of Balak. NIV 7 The elders of Moab and Midian left, taking with them the fee for divination. When they came to Balaam, they told him what Balak had said. DBY 8 And he said to them, Lodge here this night, and I will bring you word again, according as Jehovah shall speak unto me. And the princes of Moab abode with Balaam. NIV 8 "Spend the night here," Balaam said to them, "and I will bring you back the answer the LORD gives me." So the Moabite princes stayed with him. DBY 9 And God came to Balaam, and said, Who are these men with thee? NIV 9 God came to Balaam and asked, "Who are these men with you?" DBY 10 And Balaam said to God, Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, hath sent unto me, NIV 10 Balaam said to God, "Balak son of Zippor, king of Moab, sent me this message: DBY 11 Behold, a people is come out of Egypt, and it covers the face of the land. Now come, curse me them: perhaps I may be able to fight against them, and drive them out. NIV 11 'A people that has come out of Egypt covers the face of the land. Now come and put a curse on them for me. Perhaps then I will be able to fight them and drive them away.' " DBY 12 And God said to Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people; for they are blessed. NIV 12 But God said to Balaam, "Do not go with them. You must not put a curse on those people, because they are blessed." DBY 13 And Balaam rose up in the morning, and said to the princes of Balak, Go into your land; for Jehovah refuses to give me leave to go with you. NIV 13 The next morning Balaam got up and said to Balak's princes, "Go back to your own country, for the LORD has refused to let me go with you." DBY 14 And the princes of Moab rose up; and they went to Balak, and said, Balaam has refused to come with us. NIV 14 So the Moabite princes returned to Balak and said, "Balaam refused to come with us." DBY 15 Then sent Balak yet again princes, more, and more honourable than they. NIV 15 Then Balak sent other princes, more numerous and more distinguished than the first. DBY 16 And they came to Balaam, and said to him, Thus says Balak the son of Zippor: Suffer not thyself, I pray thee, to be restrained from coming to me; NIV 16 They came to Balaam and said: "This is what Balak son of Zippor says: Do not let anything keep you from coming to me, DBY 17 for very highly will I honour thee, and whatever thou shalt say to me will I do; come therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people. NIV 17 because I will reward you handsomely and do whatever you say. Come and put a curse on these people for me." DBY 18 And Balaam answered and said to the servants of Balak, If Balak give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not go beyond the commandment of Jehovah my God, to do less or more. NIV 18 But Balaam answered them, "Even if Balak gave me his palace filled with silver and gold, I could not do anything great or small to go beyond the command of the LORD my God. DBY 19 And now, I pray you, abide ye also here this night, and I shall know what Jehovah will say to me further. NIV 19 Now stay here tonight as the others did, and I will find out what else the LORD will tell me." DBY 20 Then God came to Balaam at night, and said to him, If the men have come to call thee, rise up, [and] go with them; but only what I shall say unto thee shalt thou do. NIV 20 That night God came to Balaam and said, "Since these men have come to summon you, go with them, but do only what I tell you." DBY 21 And Balaam rose up in the morning, and saddled his ass, and went with the princes of Moab. NIV 21 Balaam got up in the morning, saddled his donkey and went with the princes of Moab. DBY 22 And God's anger was kindled because he went; and the Angel of Jehovah set himself in the way to withstand him. Now he was riding upon his ass, and his two young men were with him. NIV 22 But God was very angry when he went, and the angel of the LORD stood in the road to oppose him. Balaam was riding on his donkey, and his two servants were with him. DBY 23 And the ass saw the Angel of Jehovah standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand; and the ass turned aside out of the way, and went into the field, and Balaam smote the ass to turn her into the way. NIV 23 When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD standing in the road with a drawn sword in his hand, she turned off the road into a field. Balaam beat her to get her back on the road. DBY 24 And the Angel of Jehovah stood in a hollow of the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on that side. NIV 24 Then the angel of the LORD stood in a narrow path between two vineyards, with walls on both sides. DBY 25 And the ass saw the Angel of Jehovah, and she pressed herself against the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall; and he smote her again. NIV 25 When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she pressed close to the wall, crushing Balaam's foot against it. So he beat her again. DBY 26 Then the Angel of Jehovah went still further, and stood in a narrow place, where was no way to turn either to the right hand or to the left. NIV 26 Then the angel of the LORD moved on ahead and stood in a narrow place where there was no room to turn, either to the right or to the left. DBY 27 And the ass saw the Angel of Jehovah, and lay down under Balaam; and Balaam's anger was kindled, and he smote the ass with his staff. NIV 27 When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she lay down under Balaam, and he was angry and beat her with his staff. DBY 28 And Jehovah opened the mouth of the ass, and she said to Balaam, What have I done to thee, that thou hast smitten me these three times? NIV 28 Then the LORD opened the donkey's mouth, and she said to Balaam, "What have I done to you to make you beat me these three times?" DBY 29 And Balaam said to the ass, Because thou hast mocked me: I would there were a sword in my hand, for now would I kill thee! NIV 29 Balaam answered the donkey, "You have made a fool of me! If I had a sword in my hand, I would kill you right now." DBY 30 And the ass said to Balaam, Am not I thine ass, upon which thou hast ridden ever since I was thine to this day? was I ever wont to do so to thee? And he said, No. NIV 30 The donkey said to Balaam, "Am I not your own donkey, which you have always ridden, to this day? Have I been in the habit of doing this to you?" "No," he said. DBY 31 Then Jehovah opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the Angel of Jehovah standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand; and he bowed and prostrated himself on his face. NIV 31 Then the LORD opened Balaam's eyes, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the road with his sword drawn. So he bowed low and fell facedown. DBY 32 And the Angel of Jehovah said to him, Wherefore hast thou smitten thine ass these three times? behold, it was I who came forth to withstand thee, for the way [thou walkest in] is for ruin before me. NIV 32 The angel of the LORD asked him, "Why have you beaten your donkey these three times? I have come here to oppose you because your path is a reckless one before me. DBY 33 And the ass saw me, and turned from me these three times; had she not turned from me, I had now certainly slain thee, and saved her alive. NIV 33 The donkey saw me and turned away from me these three times. If she had not turned away, I would certainly have killed you by now, but I would have spared her." DBY 34 And Balaam said to the Angel of Jehovah, I have sinned; for I knew not that thou stoodest in the way against me; and now, if it be evil in thine eyes, I will get me back again. NIV 34 Balaam said to the angel of the LORD, "I have sinned. I did not realize you were standing in the road to oppose me. Now if you are displeased, I will go back." DBY 35 And the Angel of Jehovah said to Balaam, Go with the men, but only the word that I shall speak unto thee, that shalt thou speak. And Balaam went with the princes of Balak. NIV 35 The angel of the LORD said to Balaam, "Go with the men, but speak only what I tell you." So Balaam went with the princes of Balak. DBY 36 And when Balak heard that Balaam came, he went out to meet him, to the city of Moab, which is on the border of the Arnon, which is at the extremity of the border. NIV 36 When Balak heard that Balaam was coming, he went out to meet him at the Moabite town on the Arnon border, at the edge of his territory. DBY 37 And Balak said to Balaam, Did I not earnestly send to thee to call thee? why didst thou not come to me? am I not surely able to honour thee? NIV 37 Balak said to Balaam, "Did I not send you an urgent summons? Why didn't you come to me? Am I really not able to reward you?" DBY 38 And Balaam said to Balak, Lo, I am come to thee; but shall I now be able at all to say anything? the word that God puts in my mouth, that shall I speak. NIV 38 "Well, I have come to you now," Balaam replied. "But can I say just anything? I must speak only what God puts in my mouth." DBY 39 And Balaam went with Balak, and they came to Kirjath-huzoth. NIV 39 Then Balaam went with Balak to Kiriath Huzoth. DBY 40 And Balak offered oxen and small cattle, and sent to Balaam and to the princes that were with him. NIV 40 Balak sacrificed cattle and sheep, and gave some to Balaam and the princes who were with him. DBY 41 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Balak took Balaam, and brought him up to the high places of Baal, and he saw from thence the extremity of the people. NIV 41 The next morning Balak took Balaam up to Bamoth Baal, and from there he saw part of the people.