Numbers 23

JuliaSmith(i) 1 And Balaam will say to Balak, Build to me here seven altars, and prepare to me here seven bullocks and seven rams. 2 And Balak will do as Balsam spake, and Balak will bring up, and Balaam, a bullock and a ram upon the altar. 3 And Balsam will say to Balak, Stand by thy burnt-offering, and I will go; perhaps Jehovah will come to my meeting: and the word which he will shew to me I will announce to thee. And he will go to the naked hill 4 And God will meet Balaam, and he will say to him, I arranged seven altars, and I will bring up a bullock and a ram upon the altar. 5 And Jehovah will put the word in Balaam's mouth, and say, Turn back to Balak, and thus shalt thou speak. 6 And he will turn back to him, and behold, he stood by his burnt-offering, he, and all the leaders of Moab. 7 And he will take up his parable, and say, From Aram, Balak, king of Moab, will transfer me from the mountains of the east; Come curse to me Jacob and come and be angry at Israel 8 How shall I curse, God cursing not? And how shall I be angry, God not being angry? 9 From the head of the rocks I shall see him, and from the hills I shall look after him: behold, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations. 10 Who divided out the dust of Jacob and who numbered the fourth of Israel? My soul shall die the death of the just, and my latter state shall be as his. 11 And Balak will say to Balaam, What didst thou to me? To curse mine enemies I took thee, and behold, praising, thou didst praise. 12 And he will answer and say, What Jehovah shall put in my mouth shall I not watch, to speak? 13 And Balak will say to him, Come now with me to another place, where thou. shalt see him from thence: thou shalt see only their extremity, and thou shalt not see them all: and curse him to me from thence. 14 And he will take him to the field of Zophim, to the head of Pisgah, and he will build seven altars, and bring up a bullock and a ram upon the altar. 15 And he will say to Balak, Stand here by thy burnt-offering, and I will meet there. 16 And Jehovah will meet Balaam, and he will put the word in his mouth, and say, Turn back to Balak, and thus shalt thou speak 17 And he will come to him, and behold him standing by his burnt-offering, and the leaders of Moab with him. And Balak will say to him, What spake Jehovah? 18 And he will take up his parable, and say, Rise up, Balak, and hear; and give ear to me, son of Zippor: 19 God is not man, and will he lie? and the son of man, and will he grieve? Did he say, and will he not do? and speak, and will he not establish? 20 Behold, I was taken to praise: and he praised and I shall not turn it back. 21 He saw not iniquity in Jacob and he saw not sorrow in Israel: Jehovah his God with him, and the shouts of a king in them. 22 God bringing them out of Egypt; as the swiftness of the buffalo to him. 23 For no enchantment in Jacob, and no divination in Israel; according to the time it will be said to Jacob and to Israel, What did God do! 24 Behold, the people will rise up as a lioness, and as a lion he will be lifted up: he will not lie down till he shall eat the prey and drink the blood of the wounded. 25 And Balak will say to Balaam, Also, cursing, thou shalt not curse him, also thou shalt not praise him. 26 And Balsam will answer and say to Balak, Spake I not to thee, saying, All which Jehovah shall speak I will do it? 27 And Balak will say to Balaam, Come now, I will take thee to another place; perhaps it will be right in the eyes of God, and curse him to me from thence. 28 And Balak will take Balaam to the head of Peor, projecting upon the face of the desert 29 And Balsam will say to Balak, Build to me here seven altars, and prepare to me here seven bullocks and seven rams. 30 And Balak will do as Balaam said, and he will bring up a bullock, and a ram, upon the altar.