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Numbers 22 - AMP

2 And Balak son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites. 3 And Moab was terrified at the people and full of dread, because they were many. Moab was distressed and overcome with fear because of the Israelites. 4 And Moab said to the elders of Midian, Now will this multitude lick up all that is round about us, as the ox licks up the grass of the field. So Balak son of Zippor, the king of the Moabites at that time, 5 Sent messengers to Balaam son of Beor at Pethor, which is by the River, even to the land of the children of his people, to say to him, There is a people come out from Egypt; behold, they cover the face of the earth and they have settled down and dwell opposite me. 6 Now come, I beg of you, curse this people for me, for they are too powerful for me. Perhaps I may be able to defeat them and drive them out of the land, for I know that he whom you bless is blessed, and he whom you curse is cursed. 7 And the elders of Moab and of Midian departed with the rewards of foretelling in their hands; and they came to Balaam and told him the words of Balak. 8 And he said to them, Lodge here tonight and I will bring you word as the Lord may speak to me. And the princes of Moab abode with Balaam . 9 And God came to Balaam, and said, What men are these with you? 10 And Balaam said to God, Balak son of Zippor, king of Moab, has sent to me, saying, 11 Behold, the people who came out of Egypt cover the face of the earth; come now, curse them for me. Perhaps I shall be able to fight against them and drive them out. 12 And God said to Balaam, You shall not go with them; you shall not curse the people, for they are blessed. 13 And Balaam rose up in the morning, and said to the princes of Balak, Go back to your own land, for the Lord refuses to permit me to go with you. 14 So the princes of Moab rose up and went to Balak, and said, Balaam refuses to come with us. 15 Then Balak again sent princes, more of them and more honorable than the first ones. 16 And they came to Balaam, and said to him, Thus says Balak son of Zippor, I beg of you, let nothing hinder you from coming to me. 17 For I will promote you to very great honor and I will do whatever you tell me; so come, I beg of you, curse this people for me. 18 And Balaam answered the servants of Balak, If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the word of the Lord my God, to do less or more. 19 Now therefore, I pray you, tarry here again tonight that I may know what more the Lord will say to me. 20 And God came to Balaam at night, and said to him, If the men come to call you, rise up and go with them, but still only what I tell you may you do. 21 And Balaam rose up in the morning and saddled his donkey and went with the princes of Moab. 22 And God's anger was kindled because he went, and the See footnote on Gen. 16:7.Angel of the Lord stood in the way as an adversary against him. Now he was riding upon his donkey, and his two servants were with him. 23 And the donkey saw the Angel of the Lord standing in the way and His sword drawn in His hand, and the donkey turned aside out of the way and went into the field. And Balaam struck the donkey to turn her into the way. 24 But the Angel of the Lord stood in a path of the vineyards, a wall on this side and a wall on that side. 25 And when the donkey saw the Angel of the Lord, she thrust herself against the wall and crushed Balaam's foot against it, and he struck her again. 26 And the Angel of the Lord went further and stood in a narrow place where there was no room to turn, either to the right hand or to the left. 27 And when the donkey saw the Angel of the Lord, she fell down under Balaam, and Balaam's anger was kindled and he struck the donkey with his staff. 28 And the Lord opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, What have I done to you that you should strike me these three times? 29 And Balaam said to the donkey, Because you have ridiculed and provoked me! I wish there were a sword in my hand, for now I would kill you! 30 And the donkey said to Balaam, Am not I your donkey, upon which you have ridden all your life long until this day? Was I ever accustomed to do so to you? And he said, No. 31 Then the Lord opened Balaam's eyes, and he saw the Angel of the Lord standing in the way with His sword drawn in His hand; and he bowed his head and fell on his face. 32 And the Angel of the Lord said to him, Why have you struck your donkey these three times? See, I came out to stand against and resist you, for your behavior is willfully obstinate and contrary before Me. 33 And the ass saw Me and turned from Me these three times. If she had not turned from Me, surely I would have slain you and saved her alive. 34 Balaam said to the Angel of the Lord, I have sinned, for I did not know You stood in the way against me. But now, if my going displeases You, I will return. 35 The Angel of the Lord said to Balaam, Go with the men, but you shall speak only what I tell you. So Balaam went with the princes of Balak. 36 When Balak heard that Balaam had come, he went out to meet him at the city of Moab on the border formed by the Arnon , at the farthest end of the boundary. 37 Balak said to Balaam, Did I not send to you to ask you to me? Why did you not come? Am not I able to promote you to honor? 38 And Balaam said to Balak, Indeed I have come to you, but do I now have any power at all to say anything? The word that God puts in my mouth, that shall I speak. 39 And Balaam went with Balak, and they came to Kiriath-huzoth. 40 And Balak offered oxen and sheep, and sent to Balaam and to the princes who were with him. 41 And on the following day Balak took Balaam and brought him up into the high places of Bamoth-baal; from there he saw the nearest of the Israelites.

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Mike Fogerson avatar
Balaam’s Donkey: A Donkey Says “What?”
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on May, 2016
Summary: God shows up in the most unlikely of places, use the most unlikely of persons, to do the most powerful things.
Scripture: Numbers 22:22-35
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,390
Michael Stark avatar
Balaam: Was He a Prophet of God?
Shared by: Michael Stark on Feb, 2016
Summary: Can God speak through an imperfect individual? We are studying the life and "ministry" of Balaam to discover the pertinence of his life to our own lives.
Scripture: Numbers 22:1-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 390
William R. Nabaza avatar
Don't go with them
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jul, 2015
Summary: To show that we have to choose people that we go with. 1 Corinthians 15:33 Do not be so deceived and misled! Evil companionships (communion, associations) corrupt and deprave good manners and morals and character.
Stephen Sheane avatar
Balaam and his Donkey
Shared by: Stephen Sheane on Feb, 2015
Summary: What to do when you find yourself walking outside of God's will for your life.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Numbers 22:21-34
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,690
True Neilson avatar
Where Do We Turn in Troubled Times?
Shared by: True Neilson on Dec, 2014
Summary: At first glance the book of Numbers reads a bit like an operations manual. It’s got numbers of soldiers, lists of names, and a bit of repetition. Tucked between those lists and numbers are some stories of real people, dealing with real issues of faith!
Scripture: Numbers 22:1-20
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 804
True Neilson avatar
Shared by: True Neilson on Dec, 2014
Summary: At first glance the book of Numbers reads a bit like an operations manual. It’s got numbers of soldiers, lists of names, and a bit of repetition. Tucked between those lists and numbers are some stories of real people, dealing with real issues of faith!
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Numbers 22:21-41
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 867
Christian Cheong avatar
What Drives You
Shared by: Christian Cheong on Nov, 2014
Summary: The story of Balaam teaches us the need to watch our motivation and our attitude in seeking God's will. God will speak, but we must be ready to listen and obey Him.
Ronnie Miller avatar
Stay Grateful For Gods Care. Numbers 22 (Lesson in Numbers)
Shared by: Ronnie Miller on Jan, 2012
Summary: Book of Numbers is the journey when Gods people were held in Egypt and God caused plagues to come upon the land. So Pharaoh the king freed Gods people and by the leadership of Moses and Aaron ...God sent them on a journey to a land that God had promised t
Scripture: Numbers 22:37-23:37
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,440
Jeff Strite avatar
Donkey Talk
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Aug, 2011
Summary: Why did God get angry with Balaam? All we are told is Balaam did what God told him but God still sends an angel to kill hiim. Why? And what lessons does God have for us in this story.
based on 108 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 22:1-35
Views: 39,031
Kerry Dunn avatar
Shared by: Kerry Dunn on Feb, 2011
Summary: God is in control.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 22:1-24:6
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,806
David Baeder avatar
Blessed Are Those Who Bless the People of God
Shared by: David Baeder on Jun, 2009
Summary: This is the first in a series of sermons on the Old Testament beatitudes. Who are the blessed ones? Those who bless the people of God
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 22:1-24:14
Views: 5,049
Terry Barnhill avatar
A Donkey's Tale of Divine Direction
Shared by: Terry Barnhill on Jan, 2009
Summary: How many of you have a knowingness of God’s ways but don’t necessarily chose God’s way over your own way?
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 22:1-35
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 2,071
Gregory Mc Donald Sr. avatar
Shared by: Gregory Mc Donald Sr. on Dec, 2008
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 22:1-41
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 1,101
Jerry DePoy avatar
Seven Things that Money cannot Buy
Shared by: Jerry DePoy on Nov, 2008
Summary: The same seven things that money cannot buy, have been purchased for us by the blood of Christ. Intimacy with God, Credibility, a Good Name, the Power of God, etc...
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 22:1-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,193
Mark Aarssen avatar
Shrek of the Bible
Shared by: Mark Aarssen on Sep, 2008
Summary: God is taking you and me on a journey to a Promised Land. For us that Promised Land is heaven. The land of Israel has already been given to His Chosen People. We the church are to continue our journey to our place of rest which is heaven. Satan does
Scripture: Numbers 22:1-40
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 1,490
Peter Loughman avatar
Spiritually Oblivious
Shared by: Peter Loughman on Aug, 2008
Summary: A spiritual experience is not faith, having God speak to you is not faith, Knowing about God is not faith, doing what God says is not faith - faith is based upon relationship - Balaam is a Spiritual Counterfeit.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 22:21-40
Views: 2,153
William D. Brown avatar
Shared by: William D. Brown on Mar, 2008
based on 22 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 22:1-35
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 20,105
Victor Yap avatar
The Good News, Bad News, No News Prophet
Shared by: Victor Yap on Dec, 2007
Summary: Moses, Pt. 14
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Numbers 22:1-31:8
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 859
Philip Cunningham III avatar
Manipulating God
Shared by: Philip Cunningham III on Dec, 2007
Summary: Opening people’s eyes to the true intentions of their heart in terms of why they profess to worship, encouraging them to surrender completely to God.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 22:1-24:25
Views: 3,283
Charles  Scott avatar
Shared by: Charles Scott on Dec, 2007
Summary: It is in the narrow places of life, the places where we are closed in and helpless that we may experience the healing presence of God, often at the bitter or beter end.
Scripture: Numbers 22:21-35
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 573
Jeffery Russell avatar
When God Spoke Through An Ass
Shared by: Jeffery Russell on Dec, 2007
Summary: Don’t Worry, its not what you think. The Biblical (KJV) word for donkey is often a synonym for a fool. But as we will find, Balaam’s talking donkey was more wise than he was, and wiser than some we may meet.
based on 29 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 22:21-35
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 12,247
Philip Harrelson avatar
Permitted But Not Blessed
Shared by: Philip Harrelson on Sep, 2007
Summary: Sometimes God will permit us to do things that are detrimental to us. Spiritual discernment is a must in our relationship with God.
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 22:20-22
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,613
Sherry Proskine avatar
The Pattern of God's Will
Shared by: Sherry Proskine on Aug, 2007
Summary: Understanding God’s will is not a hidden mystery. His Word gives us guidelines to follow.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 22:12-22
Views: 1,495
Mark Holdcroft avatar
God's Donkey
Shared by: Mark Holdcroft on Mar, 2007
Summary: I have an ambition... I want to be a donkey. Not just any old donkey. I want to be God’s donkey. Why not make it your ambition as well?
based on 50 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 22:21-31
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 10,648
Matthew Morine avatar
When a Donkey Speaks, Listen
Shared by: Matthew Morine on Sep, 2006
Summary: Has God ever talked to you through a chicken? Have you ever hear the voice of the Lord from a horse? What would you do if an animal talked to you? The first reaction may be that you are hearing things. The second reaction would be that you are going c
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 22:21-34
Views: 2,940
Michael Durst avatar
Gods Favor, Better than Mans
Shared by: Michael Durst on Aug, 2006
Summary: A narrative look at two biblical examples of men choosing to follow God and please him rather than men.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 22:1-24:13
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 1,425
Lee Henry avatar
Shared by: Lee Henry on Jul, 2006
Summary: Balaam was a man who followed the letter of the law of God, but violated the spirit of that law. Balaam is universally condemned in the New testament. Many times we find ourselves acting like Balaam. We hold to the letter of God’s law but at the same ti
based on 26 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 22:2-31:8
Views: 3,953
Richard Tow avatar
Hearing God: Motives
Shared by: Richard Tow on Apr, 2006
Summary: The motives of our heart are of extreme importance in getting guidance from God. Baalam was a spiritual man but the greed in his heart caused him to miss God’s will for his life.
Series: Guidance
based on 28 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 22:1-35
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 19,126
Juan  Lane avatar
What If God Says No
Shared by: Juan Lane on Jan, 2006
Summary: What would you do if God says No?
based on 24 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 22:4-6
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 4,075
The Prostitution of God's People
Shared by: MELVIN MAUGHMER, JR. on Oct, 2005
Summary: This is a lesson on how Balaam prostitued the people of God for monetary gain and letting people of today aware of what might be happening to them because of a money hungry preacher.
based on 14 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 22:1-31:16
Denomination: Apostolic
Views: 4,610