1 H1121 And the sons H3478 of Israel H5265 [H8799] moved forward, H2583 [H8799] and encamped H6160 in the plains H4124 of Moab H5676 on this side H3383 of Jordan H3405 by Jericho.
2 H1111 And Balak H1121 the son H6834 of Zippor H7200 [H8799] saw H3478 all that Israel H6213 [H8804] had done H567 to the Amorites.
3 H4124 And Moab H3966 was greatly H1481 [H8799] afraid H6440 of H5971 the people, H7227 because they were many: H4124 and Moab H6973 [H8799] was distressed H6440 because of H1121 the sons H3478 of Israel.
4 H4124 And Moab H559 [H8799] said H2205 to the elders H4080 of Midian, H6951 Now shall this company H3897 [H8762] lick up H5439 all that are around H7794 us, as the ox H3897 [H8800] licketh 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 [H8799] He sent H4397 messengers H1109 therefore to 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 [H8800] to call H559 [H8800] him, saying, H5971 Behold, there hast a people H3318 [H8804] come out H4714 from Egypt: H3680 [H8765] behold, they cover H5869 the face H776 of the earth, H3427 [H8802] and they abide H4136 opposite to me:
6 H3212 [H8798] Come H779 [H8798] now therefore, I pray thee, curse H5971 for me this people; H6099 for they are too mighty H3201 [H8799] for me: perhaps I shall prevail, H5221 [H8686] that we may smite H1644 [H8762] them, and that I may drive them out H776 of the land: H3045 [H8804] for I know H1288 [H8762] that he whom thou blessest H1288 [H8794] is blessed, H779 [H8799] and he whom thou cursest H779 [H8714] is cursed.
7 H2205 And the elders H4124 of Moab H2205 and the elders H4080 of Midian H3212 [H8799] departed H7081 with the rewards of divination H3027 in their hand; H935 [H8799] and they came H1109 to Balaam, H1696 [H8762] and spoke H1697 to him the words H1111 of Balak.
8 H559 [H8799] And he said H3885 [H8798] to them, Lodge H3915 here this night, H7725 0 and I will bring H1697 you word H7725 [H8689] again, H3068 as the LORD H1696 [H8762] shall speak H8269 to me: and the princes H4124 of Moab H3427 [H8799] abode H1109 with Balaam.
9 H430 And God H935 [H8799] came H1109 to Balaam, H559 [H8799] and said, H582 What men are these with thee?
10 H1109 And Balaam H559 [H8799] said H430 to God, H1111 Balak H1121 the son H6834 of Zippor, H4428 king H4124 of Moab, H7971 [H8804] hath sent to me, saying,
11 H5971 Behold, there hast a people H3318 [H8802] come out H4714 of Egypt, H3680 [H8762] which covereth H5869 the face H776 of the earth: H3212 [H8798] come H6895 [H8798] now, scoop them out H3201 [H8799] for me; perhaps I shall be able H3898 [H8736] to overcome H1644 [H8765] them, and drive them out.
12 H430 And God H559 [H8799] said H1109 to Balaam, H3212 [H8799] Thou shalt not go H779 [H8799] with them; thou shalt not curse H5971 the people: H1288 [H8803] for they are blessed.
13 H1109 And Balaam H6965 [H8799] rose up H1242 in the morning, H559 [H8799] and said H8269 to the princes H1111 of Balak, H3212 [H8798] Go back H776 to your land: H3068 for the LORD H3985 [H8765] refuseth H5414 [H8800] to give me leave H1980 [H8800] to go with you.
14 H8269 And the princes H4124 of Moab H6965 [H8799] rose up, H935 [H8799] and they went H1111 to Balak, H559 [H8799] and said, H1109 Balaam H3985 [H8765] refuseth H1980 [H8800] to come with us.
15 H1111 And Balak H7971 [H8800] sent H3254 [H8686] yet again H8269 princes, H7227 more, H3513 [H8737] and more honourable than they.
16 H935 [H8799] And they came H1109 to Balaam, H559 [H8799] and said H559 [H8804] to him, Thus saith H1111 Balak H1121 the son H6834 of Zippor, H4513 [H8735] Let nothing, I pray thee, hinder H1980 [H8800] thee from coming to me:
17 H3513 0 For I will promote H3966 thee to very H3513 [H8763] great H3513 [H8762] honour, H6213 [H8799] and I will do H559 [H8799] whatever thou sayest H3212 [H8798] to me: come H6895 [H8798] therefore, I pray thee, scoop out H5971 this people for me.
18 H1109 And Balaam H6030 [H8799] answered H559 [H8799] and said H5650 to the servants H1111 of Balak, H1111 If Balak H5414 [H8799] would give H1004 me his house H4393 full H3701 of silver H2091 and gold, H3201 [H8799] I could not H5674 [H8800] go beyond H6310 the mouth H3068 of the LORD H430 my God, H6213 [H8800] to do H6996 less H1419 or more.
19 H3427 [H8798] Now therefore, I pray you, tarry H3915 ye also here this night, H3045 [H8799] that I may know H3068 what the LORD H1696 [H8763] will say H3254 [H8686] to me more.
20 H430 And God H935 [H8799] came H1109 to Balaam H3915 at night, H559 [H8799] and said H582 to him, If the men H935 [H8804] come H7121 [H8800] to call H6965 [H8798] thee, rise, H3212 [H8798] and go H389 with them; but yet H1697 the word H1696 [H8762] which I shall say H6213 [H8799] to thee, that shalt thou perform.
21 H1109 And Balaam H6965 [H8799] rose H1242 in the morning, H2280 [H8799] and saddled H860 his donkey, H3212 [H8799] and went H8269 with the princes H4124 of Moab.
22 H430 And God's H639 anger H2734 [H8799] was kindled H1980 [H8802] because he went: H4397 and the messenger H3068 of the LORD H3320 [H8691] stood H1870 in the way H7854 for an adversary H7392 [H8802] 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 [H8799] saw H4397 the messenger H3068 of the LORD H5324 [H8737] standing H1870 in the way, H2719 and his sword H8025 [H8803] drawn H3027 in his hand: H860 and the donkey H5186 [H8799] turned aside H1870 out of the way, H3212 [H8799] and went H7704 into the field: H1109 and Balaam H5221 [H8686] smote H860 the donkey, H5186 [H8687] to turn H1870 her into the way.
24 H4397 But the messenger H3068 of the LORD H5975 [H8799] 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 [H8799] saw H4397 the messenger H3068 of the LORD, H3905 [H8735] she thrust H7023 herself against the wall, H3905 [H8799] and crushed H1109 Balaam's H7272 foot H7023 against the wall: H5221 [H8687] and he smote H3254 [H8686] her again.
26 H4397 And the messenger H3068 of the LORD H5674 [H8800] went H3254 [H8686] further, H5975 [H8799] and stood H6862 in a narrow H4725 place, H1870 where was no way H5186 [H8800] to turn H3225 either to the right hand H8040 or to the left.
27 H860 And when the donkey H7200 [H8799] saw H4397 the messenger H3068 of the LORD, H7257 [H8799] she fell down H1109 under Balaam: H1109 and Balaam's H639 anger H2734 [H8799] was kindled, H5221 [H8686] and he smote H860 the donkey H4731 with a staff.
28 H3068 And the LORD H6605 [H8799] opened H6310 the mouth H860 of the donkey, H559 [H8799] and she said H1109 to Balaam, H6213 [H8804] What have I done H5221 [H8689] to thee, that thou hast smitten H7969 me these three H7272 times?
29 H1109 And Balaam H559 [H8799] said H860 to the donkey, H5953 [H8694] Because thou hast mocked H3863 me: I would H3426 there were H2719 a sword H3027 in my hand, H2026 [H8804] for now would I kill thee.
30 H860 And the donkey H559 [H8799] said H1109 to Balaam, H860 Am not I thy donkey, H7392 [H8804] upon which thou hast rid H3117 ever since I was thine to this day? H5532 [H8687] was I ever H5532 [H8689] accustomed H6213 [H8800] to do so H559 [H8799] to thee? And he said, Nay.
31 H3068 Then the LORD H1540 [H8762] opened H5869 the eyes H1109 of Balaam, H7200 [H8799] and he saw H4397 the messenger H3068 of the LORD H5324 [H8737] standing H1870 in the way, H2719 and his sword H8025 [H8803] drawn H3027 in his hand: H6915 [H8799] and he bowed down H7812 [H8691] his head, and fell flat H639 on his face.
32 H4397 And the messenger H3068 of the LORD H559 [H8799] said H5221 [H8689] to him, Why hast thou smitten H860 thy donkey H7969 these three H7272 times? H3318 [H8804] behold, I went out H7854 to withstand H1870 thee, because thy way H3399 [H8804] is perverse before me:
33 H860 And the donkey H7200 [H8799] saw H5186 [H8799] me, and turned H6440 from me H7969 these three H7272 times: H194 unless H5186 [H8804] she had turned H6440 from me, H2026 [H8804] surely now also I had slain H2421 [H8689] thee, and saved her alive.
34 H1109 And Balaam H559 [H8799] said H4397 to the messenger H3068 of the LORD, H2398 [H8804] I have sinned; H3045 [H8804] for I knew H5324 [H8737] not that thou stoodest H1870 in the way H7125 [H8800] against H7489 H5869 [H8804] me: now therefore, if it displease thee, H7725 [H8799] I will return again.
35 H4397 And the messenger H3068 of the LORD H559 [H8799] said H1109 to Balaam, H3212 [H8798] Go H582 with the men: H657 but only H1697 the word H1696 [H8762] that I shall speak H1696 [H8762] to thee, that thou shalt speak. H1109 So Balaam H3212 [H8799] went H8269 with the princes H1111 of Balak.
36 H1111 And when Balak H8085 [H8799] heard H1109 that Balaam H935 [H8802] had come, H3318 [H8799] he went out H7125 [H8800] to meet H5892 him to a city H4124 of Moab, H1366 which is in the border H769 of Arnon, H7097 which is in the utmost H1366 border.
37 H1111 And Balak H559 [H8799] said H1109 to Balaam, H7971 [H8800] Did I not earnestly H7971 [H8804] send H7121 [H8800] to thee to call H1980 [H8804] thee? why camest H3201 [H8799] thou not to me? am I not able H552 indeed H3513 [H8763] to promote thee to honour?
38 H1109 And Balaam H559 [H8799] said H1111 to Balak, H935 [H8804] Lo, I have come H3201 [H8799] to thee: have I now any power H3201 [H8800] at all H1696 [H8763] to say H3972 any thing? H1697 the word H430 that God H7760 [H8799] putteth H6310 in my mouth, H1696 [H8762] that shall I speak.
39 H1109 And Balaam H3212 [H8799] went H1111 with Balak, H935 [H8799] and they came H2351 H7155 to Kirjathhuzoth.
40 H1111 And Balak H2076 [H8799] offered H1241 oxen H6629 and sheep, H7971 [H8762] and sent H1109 to Balaam, H8269 and to the princes that were with him.