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Numbers 23

NLT 1 Then Balaam said to King Balak, “Build me seven altars here, and prepare seven young bulls and seven rams for me to sacrifice.” NIV 1 Balaam said, "Build me seven altars here, and prepare seven bulls and seven rams for me." NLT 2 Balak followed his instructions, and the two of them sacrificed a young bull and a ram on each altar. NIV 2 Balak did as Balaam said, and the two of them offered a bull and a ram on each altar. NLT 3 Then Balaam said to Balak, “Stand here by your burnt offerings, and I will go to see if the will respond to me. Then I will tell you whatever he reveals to me.” So Balaam went alone to the top of a bare hill, NIV 3 Then Balaam said to Balak, "Stay here beside your offering while I go aside. Perhaps the LORD will come to meet with me. Whatever he reveals to me I will tell you." Then he went off to a barren height. NLT 4 and God met him there. Balaam said to him, “I have prepared seven altars and have sacrificed a young bull and a ram on each altar.” NIV 4 God met with him, and Balaam said, "I have prepared seven altars, and on each altar I have offered a bull and a ram. NLT 5 The gave Balaam a message for King Balak. Then he said, “Go back to Balak and give him my message.” NIV 5 The LORD put a message in Balaam's mouth and said, "Go back to Balak and give him this message." NLT 6 So Balaam returned and found the king standing beside his burnt offerings with all the officials of Moab. NIV 6 So he went back to him and found him standing beside his offering, with all the princes of Moab. NLT 7 This was the message Balaam delivered: “Balak summoned me to come from Aram; the king of Moab brought me from the eastern hills. ‘Come,’ he said, ‘curse Jacob for me! Come and announce Israel’s doom.’ NIV 7 Then Balaam uttered his oracle: "Balak brought me from Aram, the king of Moab from the eastern mountains. 'Come,' he said, 'curse Jacob for me; come, denounce Israel.' NLT 8 But how can I curse those whom God has not cursed? How can I condemn those whom the has not condemned? NIV 8 How can I curse those whom God has not cursed? How can I denounce those whom the LORD has not denounced? NLT 9 I see them from the cliff tops; I watch them from the hills. I see a people who live by themselves, set apart from other nations. NIV 9 From the rocky peaks I see them, from the heights I view them. I see a people who live apart and do not consider themselves one of the nations. NLT 10 Who can count Jacob’s descendants, as numerous as dust? Who can count even a fourth of Israel’s people? Let me die like the righteous; let my life end like theirs.” NIV 10 Who can count the dust of Jacob or number the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and may my end be like theirs!" NLT 11 Then King Balak demanded of Balaam, “What have you done to me? I brought you to curse my enemies. Instead, you have blessed them!” NIV 11 Balak said to Balaam, "What have you done to me? I brought you to curse my enemies, but you have done nothing but bless them!" NLT 12 But Balaam replied, “I will speak only the message that the puts in my mouth.” NIV 12 He answered, "Must I not speak what the LORD puts in my mouth?" NLT 13 Then King Balak told him, “Come with me to another place. There you will see another part of the nation of Israel, but not all of them. Curse at least that many!” NIV 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." NLT 14 So Balak took Balaam to the plateau of Zophim on Pisgah Peak. He built seven altars there and offered a young bull and a ram on each altar. NIV 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. NLT 15 Then Balaam said to the king, “Stand here by your burnt offerings while I go over there to meet the .” NIV 15 Balaam said to Balak, "Stay here beside your offering while I meet with him over there." NLT 16 And the met Balaam and gave him a message. Then he said, “Go back to Balak and give him my message.” NIV 16 The LORD met with Balaam and put a message in his mouth and said, "Go back to Balak and give him this message." NLT 17 So Balaam returned and found the king standing beside his burnt offerings with all the officials of Moab. “What did the say?” Balak asked eagerly. NIV 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?" NLT 18 This was the message Balaam delivered: “Rise up, Balak, and listen! Hear me, son of Zippor. NIV 18 Then he uttered his oracle: "Arise, Balak, and listen; hear me, son of Zippor. NLT 19 God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through? NIV 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 NLT 20 Listen, I received a command to bless; God has blessed, and I cannot reverse it! NIV 20 I have received a command to bless; he has blessed, and I cannot change it. NLT 21 No misfortune is in his plan for Jacob; no trouble is in store for Israel. For the their God is with them; he has been proclaimed their king. NIV 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 NLT 22 God brought them out of Egypt; for them he is as strong as a wild ox. NIV 22 God brought them out of Egypt; they have the strength of a wild ox. NLT 23 No curse can touch Jacob; no magic has any power against Israel. For now it will be said of Jacob, ‘What wonders God has done for Israel!’ NIV 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!' NLT 24 These people rise up like a lioness, like a majestic lion rousing itself. They refuse to rest until they have feasted on prey, drinking the blood of the slaughtered!” NIV 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." NLT 25 Then Balak said to Balaam, “Fine, but if you won’t curse them, at least don’t bless them!” NIV 25 Then Balak said to Balaam, "Neither curse them at all nor bless them at all!" NLT 26 But Balaam replied to Balak, “Didn’t I tell you that I can do only what the tells me?” NIV 26 Balaam answered, "Did I not tell you I must do whatever the LORD says?" NLT 27 Then King Balak said to Balaam, “Come, I will take you to one more place. Perhaps it will please God to let you curse them from there.” NIV 27 Then Balak said to Balaam, "Come, let me take you to another place. Perhaps it will please God to let you curse them for me from there." NLT 28 So Balak took Balaam to the top of Mount Peor, overlooking the wasteland. NIV 28 And Balak took Balaam to the top of Peor, overlooking the wasteland. NLT 29 Balaam again told Balak, “Build me seven altars, and prepare seven young bulls and seven rams for me to sacrifice.” NIV 29 Balaam said, "Build me seven altars here, and prepare seven bulls and seven rams for me." NLT 30 So Balak did as Balaam ordered and offered a young bull and a ram on each altar. NIV 30 Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered a bull and a ram on each altar.