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Numbers 24

BBE 1 Now when Balaam saw that it was the Lord's pleasure to give his blessing to Israel, he did not, as at other times, make use of secret arts, but turning his face to the waste land, NIV 1 Now when Balaam saw that it pleased the LORD to bless Israel, he did not resort to divination as at other times, but turned his face toward the wilderness. BBE 2 And lifting up his eyes, he saw Israel there, with their tents in the order of their tribes: and the spirit of God came on him. NIV 2 When Balaam looked out and saw Israel encamped tribe by tribe, the Spirit of God came on him BBE 3 And moved by the spirit, he said, These are the words of Balaam, son of Beor, the words of the man whose eyes are open: NIV 3 and he spoke his message: “The prophecy of Balaam son of Beor, the prophecy of one whose eye sees clearly, BBE 4 He says, whose ears are open to the words of God, who has seen the vision of the Ruler of all, falling down, but having his eyes open: NIV 4 the prophecy of one who hears the words of God, who sees a vision from the Almighty,who falls prostrate, and whose eyes are opened: BBE 5 How fair are your tents, O Jacob, your houses, O Israel! NIV 5 “How beautiful are your tents, Jacob, your dwelling places, Israel! BBE 6 They are stretched out like valleys, like gardens by the riverside, like flowering trees planted by the Lord, like cedar-trees by 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. BBE 7 Peoples will be in fear before his strength, his arm will be on great nations: his king will be higher than Agag, and his kingdom made great in honour. 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. BBE 8 It is God who has taken him out of Egypt; his horns are like those of the mountain ox; the nations warring against him will be his food, their bones will be broken, they will be wounded with his arrows. 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. BBE 9 He took his sleep stretched out like a lion, and like a she-lion: by whom will his rest be broken? May a blessing be on everyone who gives you blessing, and a curse on everyone by whom you are 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!” BBE 10 Then Balak was full of wrath against Balaam, and angrily waving his hands he said to Balaam, I sent for you so that those who are against me might be cursed, but now, see, three times you have given them a blessing. 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. BBE 11 Go back quickly to the place you came from: it was my purpose to give you a place of honour, but now the Lord has kept you back from honour. 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.” BBE 12 Then Balaam said to Balak, Did I not say to the men you sent to me, NIV 12 Balaam answered Balak, “Did I not tell the messengers you sent me, BBE 13 Even if Balak gave me his house full of silver and gold, it would not be possible for me to go outside the orders of the Lord, doing good or evil at the impulse of my mind; whatever the Lord says I will say? NIV 13 ‘Even if Balak gave me all the silver and gold in his palace, 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’? BBE 14 So now I will go back to my people: but first let me make clear to you 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.” BBE 15 Then he went on with his story and said, These are the words of Balaam, the son of Beor, the words of him whose eyes are open: NIV 15 Then he spoke his message: “The prophecy of Balaam son of Beor, the prophecy of one whose eye sees clearly, BBE 16 He says, whose ear is open to the words of God, who has knowledge of the Most High, who has seen the vision of the Ruler of all, falling down and having his eyes open: NIV 16 the prophecy 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: BBE 17 I see him, but not now: looking on him, but not near: a star will come out of Jacob, and a rod of authority out of Israel, sending destruction to the farthest limits of Moab and on the head 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 people of Sheth. BBE 18 Edom will be his heritage, and he will put an end to the last of the people of Seir. NIV 18 Edom will be conquered; Seir, his enemy, will be conquered, but Israel will grow strong. BBE 19 And Israel will go on in strength, and Jacob will have rule over his haters. NIV 19 A ruler will come out of Jacob and destroy the survivors of the city.” BBE 20 Then, turning his eyes to Amalek, he went on with his story and said, Amalek was the first of the nations, but his part will be destruction for ever. NIV 20 Then Balaam saw Amalek and spoke his message: “Amalek was first among the nations, but their end will be utter destruction.” BBE 21 And looking on the Kenites he went on with his story and said, Strong is your living-place, and your secret place is safe in the rock. NIV 21 Then he saw the Kenites and spoke his message: “Your dwelling place is secure, your nest is set in a rock; BBE 22 But still the Kenites will be wasted, till Asshur takes you away prisoner. NIV 22 yet you Kenites will be destroyed when Ashur takes you captive.” BBE 23 Then he went on with his story and said, But who may keep his life when God does this? NIV 23 Then he spoke his message: “Alas! Who can live when God does this? BBE 24 But ships will come from the direction of Kittim, troubling Asshur and troubling Eber, and like the others their fate will be destruction. NIV 24 Ships will come from the shores of Cyprus; they will subdue Ashur and Eber, but they too will come to ruin.” BBE 25 Then Balaam got up and went back to his place: and Balak went away. NIV 25 Then Balaam got up and returned home, and Balak went his own way.

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