1 Balaam's parables
1 And Balaam said unto Balak, ver. 29Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven oxen and seven rams.
2 And Balak did as Balaam had spoken; and Balak and Balaam ver. 14,30offered on every altar a bullock and a ram.
3 And Balaam said unto Balak, ver. 15Stand by thy burnt offering, and I will go: peradventure the Lord will come ch. 24:1to meet me: and whatsoever he sheweth me I will tell thee. And [a]he went to a high place.
4 ver. 16And God met Balaam: and he said unto him, I have prepared seven altars, and I have offered upon every altar a bullock and a ram.
5 And the Lord ver. 16;ch. 22:35;Deut. 18:18;Jer. 1:9put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said, Return unto Balak, and thus thou shalt speak.
6 And he returned unto him, and lo, he stood by his burnt sacrifice, he, and all the princes of Moab.
7 And he ver. 18;ch. 24:3,15,23;Job 27:1;& 29:1;Ps. 78:2took up his parable, and said, 7 Balak the king of Moab hath brought me from Aram, 7 Out of the mountains of the east, saying, 7 ch. 22:6,11,17Come, curse me Jacob, 7 And come, 1 Sam. 17:10defy Israel.
11 And Balak said unto Balaam, What hast thou done unto me? ch. 22:11I took thee to curse mine enemies, and behold, thou hast blessed them altogether.
12 And he answered and said, ch. 22:38Must I not take heed to speak that which the Lord hath put in my mouth?
13 And Balak said unto him, Come, I pray thee, with me unto another place, from whence thou mayest see them: thou shalt see but the utmost part of them, and shalt not see them all: and curse me them from thence.
15 And he said unto Balak, Stand here by thy burnt offering, while I meet the Lord yonder.
16 And the Lord met Balaam, and ver. 5;ch. 22:35put a word in his mouth, and said, Go again unto Balak, and say thus.
17 And when he came to him, behold, he stood by his burnt offering, and the princes of Moab with him. And Balak said unto him, What hath the Lord spoken?
19 1 Sam. 15:29;Mal. 3:6;Jas. 1:17God is not a man, that he should lie; 19 Neither the son of man, that he should repent: 19 Hath he said, and shall he not do it? 19 Or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
23 Surely there is no enchantment [d]against Jacob, 23 Neither is there any divination [e]against Israel: 23 According to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, 23 Ps. 31:19;& 44:1What hath God wrought!
25 And Balak said unto Balaam, Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all.
26 But Balaam answered and said unto Balak, Told not I thee, saying, ver. 12;ch. 22:38All that the Lord speaketh, that I must do?
27 And Balak said unto Balaam, ver. 13Come, I pray thee, I will bring thee unto another place; peradventure it will please God that thou mayest curse me them from thence.
28 And Balak brought Balaam unto the top of Peor, that looketh ch. 21:10toward Jeshimon.
29 And Balaam said unto Balak, ver. 1Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams.
30 And Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered a bullock and a ram on every altar.
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