1 H1121 And the sons H3478 of Israel H5265 set forward, H2583 and pitched H6160 in the plains H4124 of Moab H5676 on this side H3383 Jordan H3405 by Jericho.
2 H1111 And Balak H1121 the son H6834 of Zippor H7200 saw H3478 all that Israel H6213 had done H567 to the Amorites.
3 H4124 And Moab H3966 was very H1481 afraid H6440 of H5971 the people, H7227 because they were many: H4124 and Moab H6973 was distressed H6440 because of H1121 the sons H3478 of Israel.
4 H4124 And Moab H559 said H2205 unto the elders H4080 of Midian, H6951 Now shall this company H3897 lick up H5439 all that are round about H7794 us, as the ox H3897 licks up H3418 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 unto Balaam H1121 the son H1160 of Beor H6604 to Pethor, H5104 which is by the river H776 of the land H1121 of the sons H5971 of his people, H7121 to call H559 him, saying, H5971 Behold, there is a people H3318 come out H4714 from Egypt: H3680 behold, they cover H5869 the face H776 of the earth, H3427 and they stay H4136 over against me:
6 H3212 Come H779 now therefore, I pray you, curse H5971 me this people; H6099 for they are too mighty H3201 for me: perhaps I shall prevail, H5221 that we may strike H1644 them, and that I may drive them out H776 of the land: H3045 for I know H1288 that he whom you bless H1288 is blessed, H779 and he whom 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 unto Balaam, H1696 and spoke H1697 unto him the words H1111 of Balak.
8 H559 And he said H3885 unto them, Lodge H3915 here this night, H7725 and I will bring H1697 you word H7725 again, H3068 as the Lord H1696 shall speak H8269 unto me: and the princes H4124 of Moab H3427 lived H1109 with Balaam.
10 H1109 And Balaam H559 said H430 unto God, H1111 Balak H1121 the son H6834 of Zippor, H4428 king H4124 of Moab, H7971 has sent unto me, saying,
11 H5971 Behold, there is a people H3318 come out H4714 of Egypt, H3680 which covers H5869 the face H776 of the earth: H3212 come H6895 now, curse H3201 me them; perhaps I shall be able H3898 to overcome H1644 them, and drive them out.
12 H430 And God H559 said H1109 unto 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 up H1242 in the morning, H559 and said H8269 unto the princes H1111 of Balak, H3212 Get H776 you into your land: H3068 for the Lord H3985 refuses H5414 to give me leave H1980 to go with you.
14 H8269 And the princes H4124 of Moab H6965 rose up, H935 and they went H1111 unto Balak, H559 and said, H1109 Balaam H3985 refuses H1980 to come with us.
15 H1111 And Balak H7971 sent H3254 yet again H8269 princes, H7227 more, H3513 and more honorable than they.
16 H935 And they came H1109 to Balaam, H559 and said H559 to him, Thus says H1111 Balak H1121 the son H6834 of Zippor, H4513 Let nothing, I pray you, hinder H1980 you from coming unto me:
17 H3513 For I will promote H3966 you unto very H3513 great H3513 honor, H6213 and I will do H559 whatever you say H3212 unto me: come H6895 therefore, I pray you, curse H5971 me this people.
18 H1109 And Balaam H6030 answered H559 and said H5650 unto the servants H1111 of Balak, H1111 If Balak H5414 would give H1004 me his house H4393 full H3701 of silver H2091 and gold, H3201 I cannot H5674 go beyond H6310 the word H3068 of the Lord H430 my God, H6213 to do H6996 less H1419 or more.
19 H3427 Now therefore, I pray you, stay H3915 you also here this night, H3045 that I may know H3068 what the Lord H1696 will say H3254 unto me more.
20 H430 And God H935 came H1109 unto Balaam H3915 at night, H559 and said H582 unto him, If the men H935 come H7121 to call H6965 you, rise up, H3212 and go H389 with them; but yet H1697 the word H1696 which I shall say H6213 unto you, that shall you do.
21 H1109 And Balaam H6965 rose up H1242 in the morning, H2280 and saddled H860 his donkey, H3212 and went H8269 with the princes H4124 of Moab.
22 H430 And God's H639 anger H2734 was kindled H1980 because 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 upon his donkey, H8147 and his two H5288 servants were with him.
23 H860 And the donkey 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 donkey H5186 turned aside H1870 out of the way, H3212 and went H7704 into the field: H1109 and Balaam H5221 struck H860 the donkey, 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 H1447 being on this side, and a wall on that side.
25 H860 And when the donkey H7200 saw H4397 the angel H3068 of the Lord, H3905 she thrust H7023 herself unto the wall, H3905 and crushed H1109 Balaam's H7272 foot H7023 against the wall: H5221 and he struck 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, H1870 where was no way H5186 to turn H3225 either to the right hand H8040 or to the left.
27 H860 And when the donkey H7200 saw H4397 the angel H3068 of the Lord, H7257 she fell down H1109 under Balaam: H1109 and Balaam's H639 anger H2734 was kindled, H5221 and he struck H860 the donkey H4731 with a staff.
28 H3068 And the Lord H6605 opened H6310 the mouth H860 of the donkey, H559 and she said H1109 unto Balaam, H6213 What have I done H5221 unto you, that you have struck H7969 me these three H7272 times?
29 H1109 And Balaam H559 said H860 unto the donkey, H5953 Because you have mocked H3863 me: I would H3426 there were H2719 a sword H3027 in my hand, H2026 for now would I kill you.
30 H860 And the donkey H559 said H1109 unto Balaam, H860 Am not I your donkey, H7392 upon which you have ridden H3117 ever since I was your unto this day? H5532 was I ever H5532 accustomed H6213 to do so H559 unto you? And he said, 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 down H7812 his head, and fell flat H639 on his face.
32 H4397 And the angel H3068 of the Lord H559 said H5221 unto him, Why have you struck H860 your donkey H7969 these three H7272 times? H3318 behold, I went out H7854 to withstand H1870 you, because your way H3399 is perverse before me:
33 H860 And the donkey H7200 saw H5186 me, and turned H6440 from me H7969 these three H7272 times: H194 unless H5186 she had turned H6440 from me, H2026 surely now also I had slain H2421 you, and saved her alive.
34 H1109 And Balaam H559 said H4397 unto 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 H7489 me: now therefore, if it displease you, H7725 I will get me back again.
35 H4397 And the angel H3068 of the Lord H559 said H1109 unto Balaam, H3212 Go H582 with the men: H657 but only H1697 the word H1696 that I shall speak H1696 unto 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 out H7125 to meet H5892 him unto a city H4124 of Moab, H1366 which is in the border H769 of Arnon, H7097 which is in the farthest H1366 coast.
37 H1111 And Balak H559 said H1109 unto Balaam, H7971 Did I not earnestly H7971 send H7121 unto you to call H1980 you why came H3201 you not unto me? am I not able H552 indeed H3513 to promote you to honor?
38 H1109 And Balaam H559 said H1111 unto Balak, H935 Behold, I am come H3201 unto you: have I now any power H3201 at all H1696 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.