Then Balak said to Balaam, "Come with me, please, to another place where you'll see them. You'll see only part of them. You won't see all of them. Then curse them for me from there."
He took him to the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah. He built seven altars and offered a bull and a ram on each altar.
Then Balaam said to Balak, "Stand here by your entirely burned offering, while I seek an appearance over there."
The LORD granted Balaam an appearance and gave him a message. He said, "Return to Balak and say this."
Balaam approached Balak, who was standing by his entirely burned offering with the officials of Moab. Balak said to him, "What did the LORD say?"
Then Balaam raised his voice and made his address: "Arise, Balak, and listen; hear me out, Zippor's son.
God isn't a man that he would lie, or a human being that he would change his mind. Has he ever spoken and not done it, or promised and not fulfilled it?
I received a blessing, and he blessed. I can't take it back.
He hasn't envisioned misfortune for Jacob, nor has he seen trouble for Israel. The LORD his God is with him, proclaimed as his king.
God, who brought them out of Egypt, is like a magnificent wild bull for him.
There is no omen against Jacob, no divination against Israel. Instantly it is told to Jacob, and to Israel, what God performs.
A people now rises like a lioness, like a lion it stands up. It doesn't lie down until it eats the prey and drinks the blood of the slain."
Then Balak said to Balaam, "Don't curse them or bless them."
But Balaam answered and said to Balak, "Didn't I say to you, ‘I'll do whatever the LORD tells me to'?"