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Numbers 23

RSV 1 And Balaam said to Balak, "Build for me here seven altars, and provide for me here seven bulls and seven rams." NIV 1 Balaam said, "Build me seven altars here, and prepare seven bulls and seven rams for me." RSV 2 Balak did as Balaam had said; and Balak and Balaam offered on each altar a bull and a ram. NIV 2 Balak did as Balaam said, and the two of them offered a bull and a ram on each altar. RSV 3 And Balaam said to Balak, "Stand beside your burnt offering, and I will go; perhaps the LORD will come to meet me; and whatever he shows me I will tell you." And he went to a bare height. 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. RSV 4 And God met Balaam; and Balaam said to him, "I have prepared the seven altars, and I have offered upon each altar a bull and a ram. 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. RSV 5 And the LORD put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said, "Return to Balak, and thus you shall speak." NIV 5 The LORD put a message in Balaam's mouth and said, "Go back to Balak and give him this message." RSV 6 And he returned to him, and lo, he and all the princes of Moab were standing beside his burnt offering. NIV 6 So he went back to him and found him standing beside his offering, with all the princes of Moab. RSV 7 And Balaam took up his discourse, and said, "From Aram Balak has brought me, the king of Moab from the eastern mountains: 'Come, curse Jacob for me, and come, denounce Israel!' 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.' RSV 8 How can I curse whom God has not cursed? How can I denounce whom the LORD has not denounced? NIV 8 How can I curse those whom God has not cursed? How can I denounce those whom the LORD has not denounced? RSV 9 For from the top of the mountains I see him, from the hills I behold him; lo, a people dwelling alone, and not reckoning itself among the 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. RSV 10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, or number the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my end be like his!" 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!" RSV 11 And Balak said to Balaam, "What have you done to me? I took you to curse my enemies, and behold, you have done nothing but bless 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!" RSV 12 And he answered, "Must I not take heed to speak what the LORD puts in my mouth?" NIV 12 He answered, "Must I not speak what the LORD puts in my mouth?" RSV 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." 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." RSV 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 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. RSV 15 Balaam said to Balak, "Stand here beside your burnt offering, while I meet the LORD yonder." NIV 15 Balaam said to Balak, "Stay here beside your offering while I meet with him over there." RSV 16 And the LORD met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said, "Return to Balak, and thus shall you speak." 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." RSV 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?" 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?" RSV 18 And Balaam took up his discourse, and said, "Rise, Balak, and hear; hearken to me, O son of Zippor: NIV 18 Then he uttered his oracle: "Arise, Balak, and listen; hear me, son of Zippor. RSV 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 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 RSV 20 Behold, I received a command to bless: he has blessed, and I cannot revoke it. NIV 20 I have received a command to bless; he has blessed, and I cannot change it. RSV 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 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 RSV 22 God brings them out of Egypt; they have as it were the horns of the wild ox. NIV 22 God brought them out of Egypt; they have the strength of a wild ox. RSV 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!' 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!' RSV 24 Behold, a people! As a lioness it rises up and as a lion it lifts itself; it does not lie down till it devours the prey, and drinks the blood of the slain." 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." RSV 25 And Balak said to Balaam, "Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all." NIV 25 Then Balak said to Balaam, "Neither curse them at all nor bless them at all!" RSV 26 But Balaam answered Balak, "Did I not tell you, 'All that the LORD says, that I must do'?" NIV 26 Balaam answered, "Did I not tell you I must do whatever the LORD says?" RSV 27 And Balak said to Balaam, "Come now, I will take you to another place; perhaps it will please God that you may curse them for me 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." RSV 28 So Balak took Balaam to the top of Pe'or, that overlooks the desert. NIV 28 And Balak took Balaam to the top of Peor, overlooking the wasteland. RSV 29 And Balaam said to Balak, "Build for me here seven altars, and provide for me here seven bulls and seven rams." NIV 29 Balaam said, "Build me seven altars here, and prepare seven bulls and seven rams for me." RSV 30 And Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered a 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.