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    24:1 When Balaam saw that it pleased Yahweh to bless Israel, he didn`t go, as at the other times, to meet with enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness.

    24:2 Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he saw Israel dwelling according to their tribes; and the Spirit of God came on him.

    24:3 He took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor says, The man whose eye was closed says;

    24:4 He says, who hears the words of God, Who sees the vision of the Almighty, Falling down, and having his eyes open:

    24:5 How goodly are your tents, Jacob, Your tents, Israel!

    24:6 As valleys are they spread forth, As gardens by the river-side, As lign-aloes which Yahweh has planted, As cedar-trees beside the waters.

    24:7 Water shall flow from his buckets, His seed shall be in many waters, His king shall be higher than Agag, His kingdom shall be exalted.

    24:8 God brings him forth out of Egypt; He has as it were the strength of the wild-ox: He shall eat up the nations his adversaries, Shall break their bones in pieces, Smite [them] through with his arrows.

    24:9 He couched, he lay down as a lion, As a lioness; who shall rouse him up? Blessed be everyone who blesses you, Cursed be everyone who curses you.

    24:10 Balak`s anger was kindled against Balaam, and he struck his hands together; and Balak said to Balaam, I called you to curse my enemies, and, behold, you have altogether blessed them these three times.

    24:11 Therefore now flee you to your place: I thought to promote you to great honor; but, behold, Yahweh has kept you back from honor.

    24:12 Balaam said to Balak, Didn`t I also tell your messengers who you sent to me, saying,

    24:13 If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I can`t go beyond the word of Yahweh, to do either good or bad of my own mind; what Yahweh speaks, that will I speak?

    24:14 Now, behold, I go to my people: come, [and] I will advertise you what this people shall do to your people in the latter days.

    24:15 He took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor says, The man whose eye was closed says;

    24:16 He says, who hears the words of God, Knows the knowledge of the Most High, Who sees the vision of the Almighty, Falling down, and having his eyes open:

    24:17 I see him, but not now; I see him, but not near: There shall come forth a star out of Jacob, A scepter shall rise out of Israel, Shall strike through the corners of Moab, Break down all the sons of tumult.

    24:18 Edom shall be a possession, Seir also shall be a possession, [who were] his enemies; While Israel does valiantly.

    24:19 Out of Jacob shall one have dominion, Shall destroy the remnant from the city.

    24:20 He looked at Amalek, and took up his parable, and said, Amalek was the first of the nations; But his latter end shall come to destruction.

    24:21 He looked at the Kenite, and took up his parable, and said, Strong is your dwelling-place, Your nest is set in the rock.

    24:22 Nevertheless Kain shall be wasted, Until Asshur shall carry you away captive.

    24:23 He took up his parable, and said, Alas, who shall live when God does this?

    24:24 But ships [shall come] from the coast of Kittim, They shall afflict Asshur, and shall afflict Eber; He also shall come to destruction.

    24:25 Balaam rose up, and went and returned to his place; and Balak also went his way.


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