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  • Then King Balak demanded of Balaam, "What have you done to me? I brought you to curse my enemies. Instead, you have blessed them!" - Numbers 23:11

  • But Balaam replied, "Can I say anything except what the LORD tells me?" - Numbers 23:12

  • So Balak took Balaam to the plateau of Zophim on Pisgah Peak. He built seven altars there and offered a young bull and a ram on each altar. - Numbers 23:14

  • Then Balaam said to the king, "Stand here by your burnt offering while I go to meet the LORD." - Numbers 23:15

  • So the LORD met Balaam and gave him a message. Then he said, "Go back to Balak and give him this message." - Numbers 23:16

  • So Balaam returned to the place where the king and the officials of Moab were standing beside Balak's burnt offerings. "What did the LORD say?" Balak asked eagerly. - Numbers 23:17

  • This was the prophecy Balaam delivered: "Rise up, Balak, and listen! Hear me, son of Zippor. - Numbers 23:18

  • Then Balak said to Balaam, "If you aren't going to curse them, at least don't bless them!" - Numbers 23:25

  • But Balaam replied, "Didn't I tell you that I must do whatever the LORD tells me?" - Numbers 23:26

  • Then King Balak said to Balaam, "Come, I will take you to yet another place. Perhaps it will please God to let you curse them from there." - Numbers 23:27

  • So Balak took Balaam to the top of Mount Peor, overlooking the wasteland.*1 - Numbers 23:28

  • Balaam again told Balak, "Build me seven altars and prepare me seven young bulls and seven rams for a sacrifice." - Numbers 23:29

  • So Balak did as Balaam ordered and offered a young bull and a ram on each altar. - Numbers 23:30

  • By now Balaam realized that the LORD intended to bless Israel, so he did not resort to divination as he often did. Instead, he turned and looked out toward the wilderness, - Numbers 24:1

  • and this is the prophecy he delivered: "This is the prophecy of Balaam son of Beor, the prophecy of the man whose eyes see clearly, - Numbers 24:3

  • King Balak flew into a rage against Balaam. He angrily clapped his hands and shouted, "I called you to curse my enemies! Instead, you have blessed them three times. - Numbers 24:10

  • Balaam told Balak, "Don't you remember what I told your messengers? I said, - Numbers 24:12
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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