Parallel Bible results for Numbers 24

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Numbers 24

CEB 1 Balaam saw that it pleased the LORD to bless the Israelites, so he didn't go as the other times to seek omens. Instead, he turned toward the desert. 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. CEB 2 Balaam looked up and saw Israel camping by tribes. Then God's spirit came on him. NIV 2 When Balaam looked out and saw Israel encamped tribe by tribe, the Spirit of God came on him CEB 3 He raised his voice and made his address: "The oracle of Balaam, Beor's son; the oracle of a man whose eye is open. NIV 3 and he spoke his message: “The prophecy of Balaam son of Beor, the prophecy of one whose eye sees clearly, CEB 4 The oracle of one who hears God's speech, who perceives the Almighty's visions, who falls down with eyes uncovered. 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: CEB 5 How beautiful are your tents, Jacob, your camps, Israel! NIV 5 “How beautiful are your tents, Jacob, your dwelling places, Israel! CEB 6 Like palm groves that stretch out, like gardens next to a river, like eaglewood trees that the LORD has planted, like cedar trees next to water. NIV 6 “Like valleys they spread out, like gardens beside a river, like aloes planted by the LORD, like cedars beside the waters. CEB 7 Water will drip from his branches; his seed will have plenty of water; his king will be higher than Agag, and his kingdom will be lifted up. 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. CEB 8 God, who brought him from Egypt, is like a magnificent wild bull for him. He will devour enemy nations and break their bones; he will strike 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. CEB 9 He crouched and lay down like a lion; like a lioness, who can make her rise? The one blessing you will be blessed, and the one cursing you will 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!” CEB 10 Balak was angry with Balaam. He pounded his fists. Balak said to Balaam, "I summoned you to curse my enemies, but now you've given a blessing 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. CEB 11 Now get out of here and go home. I told you I'd greatly honor you, but the LORD has denied you any honor." 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.” CEB 12 Balaam said to Balak, "Didn't I tell your messengers, whom you sent to me, NIV 12 Balaam answered Balak, “Did I not tell the messengers you sent me, CEB 13 ‘If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I wouldn't be able to break the LORD's command for good or ill by my own will. I'll say whatever the LORD says'? 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’? CEB 14 So now I'm going to my people. Let me advise you what this people will do to your people in the 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.” CEB 15 He raised his voice and made his address: "The oracle of Balaam, Beor's son, the oracle of a man whose eye is open. NIV 15 Then he spoke his message: “The prophecy of Balaam son of Beor, the prophecy of one whose eye sees clearly, CEB 16 The oracle of one who hears God's speech, and understands the Most High's knowledge, who perceives the Almighty's visions, who falls down with eyes uncovered. 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: CEB 17 I see him, but not now; I look at him, but not nearby. A star comes from Jacob; a scepter arises from Israel, smashing Moab's forehead, the head of all the Sethites. Seir a possession of its enemies. But Israel acts powerfully. 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. CEB 18 Edom will become a possession, NIV 18 Edom will be conquered; Seir, his enemy, will be conquered, but Israel will grow strong. CEB 19 Someone from Jacob will rule and destroy the survivors from Ir." NIV 19 A ruler will come out of Jacob and destroy the survivors of the city.” CEB 20 He looked at Amalek and raised his voice and gave his address: "Amalek is foremost among the nations, but its end is to perish forever." NIV 20 Then Balaam saw Amalek and spoke his message: “Amalek was first among the nations, but their end will be utter destruction.” CEB 21 He looked at the Kenites and raised his voice and gave his address: "Your dwelling is secure; your nest is set 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; CEB 22 Yet Kain will burn when Asshur takes you away captive." NIV 22 yet you Kenites will be destroyed when Ashur takes you captive.” CEB 23 He raised his voice and made his address: "How terrible! Who will live when God does this? NIV 23 Then he spoke his message: “Alas! Who can live when God does this? CEB 24 Ships from Kittim will attack Asshur; they will attack Eber, and even he will perish forever." NIV 24 Ships will come from the shores of Cyprus; they will subdue Ashur and Eber, but they too will come to ruin.” CEB 25 Then Balaam arose, set out, and returned home. Balak also went on his way. NIV 25 Then Balaam got up and returned home, and Balak went his own way.

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