1 Balaam saw that the Lord was pleased to give his blessing to Israel. So he didn't try to use evil magic as he had done at other times. Instead, he turned and looked toward the desert. 2 He looked out and saw Israel. They had set up their camps tribe by tribe. The Spirit of God came on him.
4 It's the message God gave to the one who hears the words of God. 4 He sees a vision from the Mighty One. 4 He falls down flat with his face toward the ground. 4 His eyes have been opened by the Lord.
10 Then Balak's anger burned against Balaam. He slapped his hands together. He said to Balaam, "I sent for you to put a curse on my enemies. But you have given them a blessing three times. 11 Get out of here right away! Go home! I said I'd make you very rich. But the Lord has kept you from getting rich."
12 Balaam answered Balak, "Here is what I told the messengers you sent me. 13 I said, 'Balak could give me his palace filled with silver and gold. Even if I wanted to, I still couldn't do anything at all that goes beyond what the Lord commands. I have to say only what the Lord tells me to say.'
14 "Now I'm going back to my people. But come. Let me warn you about what these people will do to your people in days to come."
15 Balaam's Fourth Message From God
16 It's the message God gave to the one who hears the words of God. 16 The Most High God has given him knowledge. 16 He sees a vision from the Mighty One. 16 He falls down flat with his face toward the ground. 16 His eyes have been opened by the Lord.
17 "I see him, but I don't see him now. 17 I view him, but he isn't near. 17 A star will come from among the people of Jacob. 17 A king will rise up out of Israel. 17 He'll crush the foreheads of the people of Moab. 17 He'll crush the skulls of all of the sons of Sheth.
20 Balaam's Fifth Message From God
21 Balaam's Sixth Message From God
23 Balaam's Seventh Message From God
23 Then he spoke the message he had received from God. He said, 23 "Who can live when God does this? 24 Ships will come from the shores of Kittim. 24 They will bring Assyria and Eber under their control. 24 But they themselves will also be destroyed."
25 Then Balaam got up and returned home. And Balak went on his way.
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