1 H1121 And the children H3478 of Israel H5265 set H5265 forward, H2583 and pitched H6160 in the plains H4124 of Moab H5921 on H5676 this side H3383 Jordan H3405 by Jericho.
2 H1111 And Balak H1121 the son H6834 of Zippor H7200 saw H3605 all H3478 that Israel H6213 had done H567 to the Amorites.
3 H4124 And Moab H3966 was sore H1481 afraid H5971 of the people, H3588 because H7227 they were many: H4124 and Moab H6973 was distressed H3588 because H1121 of the children H3478 of Israel.
4 H4124 And Moab H559 said H2205 to the elders H4080 of Midian, H6258 Now H6951 shall this company H3897 lick H3605 up all H5439 that are round H7794 about us, as the ox H3897 licks H3418 up the grass H7704 of the field. H1111 And Balak H1121 the son H6834 of Zippor H4428 was king H4124 of the Moabites H6256 at that time.
5 H7971 He sent H4397 messengers H1109 therefore to Balaam H1121 the son H1160 of Beor H6604 to Pethor, H834 which H5104 is by the river H776 of the land H1121 of the children H5971 of his people, H7121 to call H559 him, saying, H2009 Behold, H5971 there is a people H3318 come H4714 out from Egypt: H2009 behold, H3680 they cover H5869 the face H776 of the earth, H3427 and they abide H4136 over against me:
6 H3212 Come H6258 now H4994 therefore, I pray H779 you, curse H2088 me this H5971 people; H6099 for they are too mighty H194 for me: peradventure H3201 I shall prevail, H5221 that we may smite H1644 them, and that I may drive H776 them out of the land: H3045 for I know H834 that he whom H1288 you bless H1288 is blessed, H834 and he whom H779 you curse H779 is cursed.
7 H2205 And the elders H4124 of Moab H2205 and the elders H4080 of Midian H3212 departed H7081 with the rewards of divination H3027 in their hand; H935 and they came H1109 to Balaam, H1696 and spoke H1697 to him the words H1111 of Balak.
8 H559 And he said H3885 to them, Lodge H6311 here H3915 this night, H7725 and I will bring H1697 you word H7725 again, H3068 as the LORD H1696 shall speak H8269 to me: and the princes H4124 of Moab H3427 stayed H1109 with Balaam.
9 H430 And God H935 came H1109 to Balaam, H559 and said, H4310 What H582 men H428 are these with you?
10 H1109 And Balaam H559 said H430 to God, H1111 Balak H1121 the son H6834 of Zippor, H4428 king H4124 of Moab, H7971 has sent to me, saying,
11 H2009 Behold, H5971 there is a people H3318 come H4714 out of Egypt, H3680 which covers H5869 the face H776 of the earth: H3212 come H6258 now, H6895 curse H194 me them; peradventure H3201 I shall be able H3898 to overcome H1644 them, and drive them out.
12 H430 And God H559 said H1109 to Balaam, H3212 You shall not go H779 with them; you shall not curse H5971 the people: H1288 for they are blessed.
13 H1109 And Balaam H6965 rose H1242 up in the morning, H559 and said H8269 to the princes H1111 of Balak, H3212 Get H413 you into H776 your land: H3068 for the LORD H3985 refuses H5414 to give H5414 me leave H1980 to go with you.
14 H8269 And the princes H4124 of Moab H6965 rose H935 up, and they went H1111 to Balak, H559 and said, H1109 Balaam H3985 refuses H1980 to come with us.
15 H1111 And Balak H7971 sent H5750 yet H3254 again H8269 princes, H7227 more, H3513 and more honorable than they.
16 H935 And they came H1109 to Balaam, H559 and said H3541 to him, Thus H559 said H1111 Balak H1121 the son H6834 of Zippor, H408 Let nothing, H4994 I pray H4513 you, hinder H1980 you from coming to me:
17 H3513 For I will promote H3966 you to very H3513 great honor, H6213 and I will do H3605 whatever H834 H559 you say H3212 to me: come H4994 therefore, I pray H6895 you, curse H2088 me this H5971 people.
18 H1109 And Balaam H6030 answered H559 and said H5650 to the servants H1111 of Balak, H518 If H1111 Balak H5414 would give H1004 me his house H4393 full H3701 of silver H2091 and gold, H3808 I cannot H3201 H5674 go H5674 beyond H6310 the word H3068 of the LORD H430 my God, H6213 to do H6996 less H176 or H1419 more.
19 H6258 Now H4994 therefore, I pray H3427 you, tarry H1571 you also H2088 here H3915 this night, H3045 that I may know H4100 what H3068 the LORD H1696 will say H3254 to me more.
20 H430 And God H935 came H1109 to Balaam H3915 at night, H559 and said H518 to him, If H582 the men H935 come H7121 to call H6965 you, rise H3212 up, and go H389 with them; but yet H1697 the word H834 which H1696 I shall say H6213 to you, that shall you do.
21 H1109 And Balaam H6965 rose H1242 up in the morning, H2280 and saddled H860 his ass, H3212 and went H8269 with the princes H4124 of Moab.
22 H430 And God’s H639 anger H2734 was kindled H3588 because H1980 he went: H4397 and the angel H3068 of the LORD H3320 stood H1870 in the way H7854 for an adversary H7392 against him. Now he was riding H860 on his ass, H8147 and his two H5288 servants were with him.
23 H860 And the ass H7200 saw H4397 the angel H3068 of the LORD H5324 standing H1870 in the way, H2719 and his sword H8025 drawn H3027 in his hand: H860 and the ass H5186 turned H5186 aside H1870 out of the way, H3212 and went H7704 into the field: H1109 and Balaam H5221 smote H860 the ass, H5186 to turn H1870 her into the way.
24 H4397 But the angel H3068 of the LORD H5975 stood H4934 in a path H3754 of the vineyards, H1447 a wall H5921 being on H2088 this H1447 side, and a wall H5921 on that side.
25 H860 And when the ass H7200 saw H4397 the angel H3068 of the LORD, H3905 she thrust H7023 herself to the wall, H3905 and crushed H1109 Balaam’s H7272 foot H413 against H7023 the wall: H5221 and he smote H3254 her again.
26 H4397 And the angel H3068 of the LORD H5674 went H3254 further, H5975 and stood H6862 in a narrow H4725 place, H834 where H369 was no H1870 way H5186 to turn H3225 either to the right H3325 hand H8040 or to the left.
27 H860 And when the ass H7200 saw H4397 the angel H3068 of the LORD, H7257 she fell H7257 down H8478 under H1109 Balaam: H1109 and Balaam’s H639 anger H2734 was kindled, H5221 and he smote H860 the ass H4731 with a staff.
28 H3068 And the LORD H6605 opened H6310 the mouth H860 of the ass, H559 and she said H1109 to Balaam, H4100 What H6213 have I done H5221 to you, that you have smitten H2088 me these H7969 three times?
29 H1109 And Balaam H559 said H860 to the ass, H3588 Because H5953 you have mocked H3863 me: I would H2719 there were a sword H3027 in my hand, H6258 for now H2026 would I kill you.
30 H860 And the ass H559 said H1109 to Balaam, H860 Am not I your ass, H834 on which H7392 you have ridden H5750 ever H5750 since H2088 I was your to this H3117 day? H5532 was I ever wont H6213 to do H559 so to you? And he said, H3808 No.
31 H3068 Then the LORD H1540 opened H5869 the eyes H1109 of Balaam, H7200 and he saw H4397 the angel H3068 of the LORD H5324 standing H1870 in the way, H2719 and his sword H8025 drawn H3027 in his hand: H6915 and he bowed H6915 down H7812 his head, and fell H5921 flat on H639 his face.
32 H4397 And the angel H3068 of the LORD H559 said H4100 to him, Why H5221 have you smitten H860 your ass H2088 these H7969 three H2009 times? behold, H3318 I went H7854 out to withstand H3588 you, because H1870 your way H3399 is perverse H5048 before me:
33 H860 And the ass H7200 saw H5186 me, and turned H2088 from me these H7969 three H194 times: unless H5186 she had turned H3588 from me, surely H6258 now H1571 also H2026 I had slain H2421 you, and saved H2421 her alive.
34 H1109 And Balaam H559 said H4397 to the angel H3068 of the LORD, H2398 I have sinned; H3045 for I knew H5324 not that you stood H1870 in the way H7125 against H6258 me: now H518 therefore, if H7489 it displease H5869 H7725 you, I will get me back H7725 again.
35 H4397 And the angel H3068 of the LORD H559 said H1109 to Balaam, H3212 Go H582 with the men: H1697 but only the word H1696 that I shall speak H1696 to you, that you shall speak. H1109 So Balaam H3212 went H8269 with the princes H1111 of Balak.
36 H1111 And when Balak H8085 heard H1109 that Balaam H935 was come, H3318 he went H7125 out to meet H5892 him to a city H4124 of Moab, H834 which H1366 is in the border H769 of Arnon, H834 which H7097 is in the utmost H1366 coast.
37 H1111 And Balak H559 said H1109 to Balaam, H7971 Did I not earnestly send H7121 to you to call H4100 you? why H1980 came H3201 you not to me? am I not able H552 indeed H3513 to promote H3513 you to honor?
38 H1109 And Balaam H559 said H1111 to Balak, H2009 See, H935 I am come H6258 to you: have I now H3201 any power H1696 at all to say H3972 any thing? H1697 the word H430 that God H7760 puts H6310 in my mouth, H1696 that shall I speak.
40 H1111 And Balak H2076 offered H1241 oxen H6629 and sheep, H7971 and sent H1109 to Balaam, H8269 and to the princes that were with him.