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Numbers 22

CEB 1 The Israelites marched and camped in the plains of Moab across the Jordan from Jericho. NIV 1 Then the Israelites traveled to the plains of Moab and camped along the Jordan across from Jericho. CEB 2 Balak, Zippor's son, saw everything that the Israelites did to the Amorites. NIV 2 Now Balak son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites, CEB 3 The Moabites greatly feared the people, for they were so numerous. The Moabites were terrified of the Israelites. NIV 3 and Moab was terrified because there were so many people. Indeed, Moab was filled with dread because of the Israelites. CEB 4 The Moabites said to the elders of Midian, "Now this assembly will devour everything around us, as an ox eats up the grass in the field." Balak, Zippor's son, was king of Moab at that time. NIV 4 The Moabites said to the elders of Midian, “This horde is going to lick up everything around us, as an ox licks up the grass of the field.” So Balak son of Zippor, who was king of Moab at that time, CEB 5 He sent messengers to Balaam, Beor's son, at Pethor, which is by the river in the land of his people, to summon him: "A people has come out of Egypt, and they have now covered the land. They have settled next to me. NIV 5 sent messengers to summon Balaam son of Beor, who was at Pethor, near the Euphrates River, in his native land. Balak said: “A people has come out of Egypt; they cover the face of the land and have settled next to me. CEB 6 Now please come and curse this people for me because they are stronger than I am. Perhaps I'll be able to destroy them and drive them from the land, for I know that whomever you bless is blessed and whomever you curse is cursed." NIV 6 Now come and put a curse on these people, because they are too powerful for me. Perhaps then I will be able to defeat them and drive them out of the land. For I know that whoever you bless is blessed, and whoever you curse is cursed.” CEB 7 So the elders of Moab and Midian went with the payment for divination in their hands. They came to Balaam and told him Balak's words. NIV 7 The elders of Moab and Midian left, taking with them the fee for divination. When they came to Balaam, they told him what Balak had said. CEB 8 He said to them, "Spend the night here and I'll bring back to you a word exactly as the LORD speaks to me." So the officials of Moab stayed with Balaam. NIV 8 “Spend the night here,” Balaam said to them, “and I will report back to you with the answer the LORD gives me.” So the Moabite officials stayed with him. CEB 9 God came to Balaam and said, "Who are these men with you?" NIV 9 God came to Balaam and asked, “Who are these men with you?” CEB 10 Balaam said to God, "Moab's King Balak, Zippor's son, sent them to me with the message, NIV 10 Balaam said to God, “Balak son of Zippor, king of Moab, sent me this message: CEB 11 ‘A people has come out of Egypt and covered the land. Now come and curse them for me. Perhaps I'll be able to fight against them and drive them out.'" NIV 11 ‘A people that has come out of Egypt covers the face of the land. Now come and put a curse on them for me. Perhaps then I will be able to fight them and drive them away.’ ” CEB 12 God said to Balaam, "Don't go with them. Don't curse the people, because they are blessed." NIV 12 But God said to Balaam, “Do not go with them. You must not put a curse on those people, because they are blessed.” CEB 13 Then Balaam arose in the morning and said to Balak's officials, "Go to your land, for the LORD has refused to allow me to go with you." NIV 13 The next morning Balaam got up and said to Balak’s officials, “Go back to your own country, for the LORD has refused to let me go with you.” CEB 14 The officials of Moab arose, they went to Balak, and they said, "Balaam refused to come with us." NIV 14 So the Moabite officials returned to Balak and said, “Balaam refused to come with us.” CEB 15 Balak continued to send other officials more numerous and important than these. NIV 15 Then Balak sent other officials, more numerous and more distinguished than the first. CEB 16 They came to Balaam and said to him, "This is what Balak, Zippor's son, says: ‘Please let nothing hold you back from coming to me, NIV 16 They came to Balaam and said: “This is what Balak son of Zippor says: Do not let anything keep you from coming to me, CEB 17 for I'll greatly honor you and I'll do anything you ask of me. Please come and curse this people for me.'" NIV 17 because I will reward you handsomely and do whatever you say. Come and put a curse on these people for me.” CEB 18 Balaam answered and said to Balak's servants, "If Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I wouldn't be able to do anything, small or great, to break the command of the LORD my God. NIV 18 But Balaam answered them, “Even if Balak gave me all the silver and gold in his palace, I could not do anything great or small to go beyond the command of the LORD my God. CEB 19 Now you also must remain the night here so that I may know what else the LORD may say to me." NIV 19 Now spend the night here so that I can find out what else the LORD will tell me.” CEB 20 God came to Balaam in the night and said to him, "If the men have come to summon you, arise and go with them. But you must do only what I tell you to do." NIV 20 That night God came to Balaam and said, “Since these men have come to summon you, go with them, but do only what I tell you.” CEB 21 So Balaam arose in the morning, saddled his donkey, and went with the officials of Moab. NIV 21 Balaam got up in the morning, saddled his donkey and went with the Moabite officials. CEB 22 Then God became angry because he went. So while he was riding on his donkey accompanied by his two servants, the LORD's messenger stood in the road as his adversary. NIV 22 But God was very angry when he went, and the angel of the LORD stood in the road to oppose him. Balaam was riding on his donkey, and his two servants were with him. CEB 23 The donkey saw the LORD's messenger standing in the road with his sword drawn in his hand, so the donkey turned from the road and went into the field. Balaam struck the donkey in order to turn him back onto the road. NIV 23 When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD standing in the road with a drawn sword in his hand, it turned off the road into a field. Balaam beat it to get it back on the road. CEB 24 Then the LORD's messenger stood in the narrow path between vineyards with a stone wall on each side. NIV 24 Then the angel of the LORD stood in a narrow path through the vineyards, with walls on both sides. CEB 25 When the donkey saw the LORD's messenger, it leaned against the wall and squeezed Balaam's foot against the wall, so he continued to beat it. NIV 25 When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, it pressed close to the wall, crushing Balaam’s foot against it. So he beat the donkey again. CEB 26 The LORD's messenger persisted and crossed over and stood in a narrow place, where it wasn't possible to turn either right or left. NIV 26 Then the angel of the LORD moved on ahead and stood in a narrow place where there was no room to turn, either to the right or to the left. CEB 27 The donkey saw the LORD's messenger and lay down underneath Balaam. Balaam became angry and beat the donkey with the rod. NIV 27 When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, it lay down under Balaam, and he was angry and beat it with his staff. CEB 28 Then the LORD opened the donkey's mouth and it said to Balaam, "What have I done to you that you've beaten me these three times?" NIV 28 Then the LORD opened the donkey’s mouth, and it said to Balaam, “What have I done to you to make you beat me these three times?” CEB 29 Balaam said to the donkey, "Because you've tormented me. If I had a sword in my hand, I'd kill you now." NIV 29 Balaam answered the donkey, “You have made a fool of me! If only I had a sword in my hand, I would kill you right now.” CEB 30 The donkey said to Balaam, "Am I not your donkey, on whom you've often ridden to this day? Have I been in the habit of doing this to you?" Balaam said, "No." NIV 30 The donkey said to Balaam, “Am I not your own donkey, which you have always ridden, to this day? Have I been in the habit of doing this to you?” “No,” he said. CEB 31 Then the LORD uncovered Balaam's eyes, and Balaam saw the LORD's messenger standing in the road with his sword drawn in his hand. Then he bowed low and worshipped. NIV 31 Then the LORD opened Balaam’s eyes, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the road with his sword drawn. So he bowed low and fell facedown. CEB 32 The LORD's messenger said to him, "Why have you beaten your donkey these three times? I've come out here as an adversary, because you took the road recklessly in front of me. NIV 32 The angel of the LORD asked him, “Why have you beaten your donkey these three times? I have come here to oppose you because your path is a reckless one before me. CEB 33 The donkey saw me and turned away from me these three times. If it hadn't turned away from me, I would just now have killed you and let it live." NIV 33 The donkey saw me and turned away from me these three times. If it had not turned away, I would certainly have killed you by now, but I would have spared it.” CEB 34 Balaam said to the LORD's messenger, "I've sinned, because I didn't know that you were standing against me in the road. Now, if you think it's wrong, I'll go back." NIV 34 Balaam said to the angel of the LORD, “I have sinned. I did not realize you were standing in the road to oppose me. Now if you are displeased, I will go back.” CEB 35 The LORD's messenger said to Balaam, "Go with the men. But don't say anything. Say only that which I tell you." So Balaam went with Balak's officials. NIV 35 The angel of the LORD said to Balaam, “Go with the men, but speak only what I tell you.” So Balaam went with Balak’s officials. CEB 36 When Balak heard that Balaam was coming, he went out to meet him at Ir-moab, which is on the border of the Arnon at the farthest point of the border. NIV 36 When Balak heard that Balaam was coming, he went out to meet him at the Moabite town on the Arnon border, at the edge of his territory. CEB 37 Balak said to Balaam, "Didn't I send urgently and summon you? Why didn't you come to me? Am I really not able to honor you?" NIV 37 Balak said to Balaam, “Did I not send you an urgent summons? Why didn’t you come to me? Am I really not able to reward you?” CEB 38 Balaam said to Balak, "I've now come to you. But I'm only able to speak whatever word God gives me to say. That is what I will speak." NIV 38 “Well, I have come to you now,” Balaam replied. “But I can’t say whatever I please. I must speak only what God puts in my mouth.” CEB 39 Then Balaam went with Balak and they came to Kiriath-huzoth. NIV 39 Then Balaam went with Balak to Kiriath Huzoth. CEB 40 Balak sacrificed oxen and sheep and sent them to Balaam and the officials who were with him. NIV 40 Balak sacrificed cattle and sheep, and gave some to Balaam and the officials who were with him. CEB 41 In the morning Balak took Balaam and brought him up to Bamoth-baal, where he could see part of the people. NIV 41 The next morning Balak took Balaam up to Bamoth Baal, and from there he could see the outskirts of the Israelite camp.

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