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Numbers 24

NIV 1 Now when Balaam saw that it pleased the LORD to bless Israel, he did not resort to sorcery as at other times, but turned his face toward the desert. NIV 1 Now when Balaam saw that it pleased the LORD to bless Israel, he did not resort to sorcery as at other times, but turned his face toward the desert. NIV 2 When Balaam looked out and saw Israel encamped tribe by tribe, the Spirit of God came upon him NIV 2 When Balaam looked out and saw Israel encamped tribe by tribe, the Spirit of God came upon him NIV 3 and he uttered his oracle: "The oracle of Balaam son of Beor, the oracle of one whose eye sees clearly, NIV 3 and he uttered his oracle: "The oracle of Balaam son of Beor, the oracle of one whose eye sees clearly, NIV 4 the oracle of one who hears the words of God, who sees a vision from the Almighty, who falls prostrate, and whose eyes are opened: NIV 4 the oracle of one who hears the words of God, who sees a vision from the Almighty, who falls prostrate, and whose eyes are opened: NIV 5 "How beautiful are your tents, O Jacob, your dwelling places, O Israel! NIV 5 "How beautiful are your tents, O Jacob, your dwelling places, O Israel! NIV 6 "Like valleys they spread out, like gardens beside a river, like aloes planted by the LORD, like cedars beside the waters. NIV 6 "Like valleys they spread out, like gardens beside a river, like aloes planted by the LORD, like cedars beside the waters. NIV 7 Water will flow from their buckets; their seed will have abundant water. "Their king will be greater than Agag; their kingdom will be exalted. NIV 7 Water will flow from their buckets; their seed will have abundant water. "Their king will be greater than Agag; their kingdom will be exalted. NIV 8 "God brought them out of Egypt; they have the strength of a wild ox. They devour hostile nations and break their bones in pieces; with their arrows they pierce them. NIV 8 "God brought them out of Egypt; they have the strength of a wild ox. They devour hostile nations and break their bones in pieces; with their arrows they pierce them. NIV 9 Like a lion they crouch and lie down, like a lioness--who dares to rouse them? "May those who bless you be blessed and those who curse you be cursed!" NIV 9 Like a lion they crouch and lie down, like a lioness--who dares to rouse them? "May those who bless you be blessed and those who curse you be cursed!" NIV 10 Then Balak's anger burned against Balaam. He struck his hands together and said to him, "I summoned you to curse my enemies, but you have blessed them these three times. NIV 10 Then Balak's anger burned against Balaam. He struck his hands together and said to him, "I summoned you to curse my enemies, but you have blessed them these three times. NIV 11 Now leave at once and go home! I said I would reward you handsomely, but the LORD has kept you from being rewarded." NIV 11 Now leave at once and go home! I said I would reward you handsomely, but the LORD has kept you from being rewarded." NIV 12 Balaam answered Balak, "Did I not tell the messengers you sent me, NIV 12 Balaam answered Balak, "Did I not tell the messengers you sent me, NIV 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'? NIV 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'? NIV 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." NIV 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." NIV 15 Then he uttered his oracle: "The oracle of Balaam son of Beor, the oracle of one whose eye sees clearly, NIV 15 Then he uttered his oracle: "The oracle of Balaam son of Beor, the oracle of one whose eye sees clearly, NIV 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: NIV 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: NIV 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. NIV 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. NIV 18 Edom will be conquered; Seir, his enemy, will be conquered, but Israel will grow strong. NIV 18 Edom will be conquered; Seir, his enemy, will be conquered, but Israel will grow strong. NIV 19 A ruler will come out of Jacob and destroy the survivors of the city." NIV 19 A ruler will come out of Jacob and destroy the survivors of the city." NIV 20 Then Balaam saw Amalek and uttered his oracle: "Amalek was first among the nations, but he will come to ruin at last." NIV 20 Then Balaam saw Amalek and uttered his oracle: "Amalek was first among the nations, but he will come to ruin at last." NIV 21 Then he saw the Kenites and uttered his oracle: "Your dwelling place is secure, your nest is set in a rock; NIV 21 Then he saw the Kenites and uttered his oracle: "Your dwelling place is secure, your nest is set in a rock; NIV 22 yet you Kenites will be destroyed when Asshur takes you captive." NIV 22 yet you Kenites will be destroyed when Asshur takes you captive." NIV 23 Then he uttered his oracle: "Ah, who can live when God does this? NIV 23 Then he uttered his oracle: "Ah, who can live when God does this? NIV 24 Ships will come from the shores of Kittim; they will subdue Asshur and Eber, but they too will come to ruin." NIV 24 Ships will come from the shores of Kittim; they will subdue Asshur and Eber, but they too will come to ruin." NIV 25 Then Balaam got up and returned home and Balak went his own way. NIV 25 Then Balaam got up and returned home and Balak went his own way.