Parallel Bible results for Numbers 23:1-26

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Numbers 23:1-26

NIV 1 Balaam said, "Build me seven altars here, and prepare seven bulls and seven rams for me." NIV 1 Balaam said, "Build me seven altars here, and prepare seven bulls and seven rams for me." NIV 2 Balak did as Balaam said, and the two of them offered a 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. NIV 5 The LORD put a message in Balaam's mouth and said, "Go back to Balak and give him this message." NIV 5 The LORD put a message in Balaam's mouth and said, "Go back to Balak and give him this message." NIV 6 So he went back to him and found him standing beside his offering, with all the princes of Moab. NIV 6 So he went back to him and found him standing beside his offering, with all the princes of Moab. 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.' 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.' NIV 8 How can I curse those whom God has not cursed? How can I denounce those 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? 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. 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. 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!" 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!" 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!" 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!" NIV 12 He answered, "Must I not speak what the LORD puts in my mouth?" NIV 12 He answered, "Must I not speak what the LORD puts in my mouth?" 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." 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." 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. 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. NIV 15 Balaam said to Balak, "Stay here beside your offering while I meet with him over there." NIV 15 Balaam said to Balak, "Stay here beside your offering while I meet with him over there." 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." 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." 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?" 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?" NIV 18 Then he uttered his oracle: "Arise, Balak, and listen; hear me, son of Zippor. NIV 18 Then he uttered his oracle: "Arise, Balak, and listen; hear me, son of Zippor. 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 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 NIV 20 I have received a command to bless; he has blessed, and I cannot change it. NIV 20 I have received a command to bless; he has blessed, and I cannot change it. 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 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 NIV 22 God brought them out of Egypt; they have the strength of a wild ox. NIV 22 God brought them out of Egypt; they have the strength of a wild ox. 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!' 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!' 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." 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." NIV 25 Then 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!" NIV 26 Balaam answered, "Did I not tell you I must do whatever the LORD says?" NIV 26 Balaam answered, "Did I not tell you I must do whatever the LORD says?"