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Balaam Prophesies Again

23:18 Balaam40 uttered41 his oracle, and said,

“Rise up,42 Balak, and hear;

Listen to me, son of Zippor:

23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie,

nor a human being,43 that he should change his mind.

Has he said, and will he not do it?

Or has he spoken, and will he not make it happen?44

23:20 Indeed, I have received a command45 to bless;

he has blessed,46 and I cannot reverse it.47

23:21 He48 has not looked on iniquity in Jacob,49

nor has he seen trouble50 in Israel.

The Lord their God is with them;

his acclamation51 as king is among them.

23:22 God brought them52 out of Egypt.

They have, as it were, the strength of a wild bull.53

23:23 For there is no spell against54 Jacob,

nor is there any divination against Israel.

At this time55 it must be said56 of Jacob

and of Israel, ‘Look at57 what God has done!’

23:24 Indeed, the people will rise up like a lioness,

and like a lion raises himself up;

they will not lie down until they eat their58 prey,

and drink the blood of the slain.”59


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