24:1 And when Balaam saw that it pleased God to bless Israel, he did
not go according to his custom to meet the omens, but turned his face
toward the wilderness.
24:2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and sees Israel encamped by their
tribes; and the Spirit of God came upon him.
24:3 And he took up his parable and said, Balaam son of Beor says, the
man who sees ruly says,
24:4 he says who hears the oracle of the Mighty One, who saw a vision of
God in sleep; his eyes were opened:
24:5 How goodly [are] thy habitations, Jacob, and thy tents, Israel!
24:6 as shady groves, and as gardens by a river, and as tents which God
pitched, and as cedars by the waters.
24:7 There shall come a man out of his seed, and he shall rule over many
nations; and the kingdom of Gog shall be exalted, and his kingdom shall
24:8 God led him out of Egypt; he has as it were the glory of a unicorn:
he shall consume the nations of his enemies, and he shall drain their
marrow, and with his darts he shall shoot through the enemy.
24:9 He lay down, he rested as a lion, and as a young lion; who shall
stir him up? they that bless thee are blessed, and they that curse thee
24:10 And Balac was angry with Balaam, and clapped his hands together;
and Balac said to Balaam, I called thee to curse my enemy, and behold
thou hast decidedly blessed [him] this third time.
24:11 Now therefore flee to thy place: I said, I will honour thee, but
now the Lord has deprived thee of glory.
24:12 And Balaam said to Balac, Did I not speak to thy messengers also
whom thou sentest to me, saying,
24:13 If Balac should give me his house full of silver and gold, I shall
not be able to transgress the word of the Lord to make it good or bad by
myself; whatsoever things God shall say, them will I speak.
24:14 And now, behold, I return to my place; come, I will advise thee of
what this people shall do to thy people in the last days.
24:15 And he took up his parable and said, Balaam the son of Beor says,
the man who sees truly says,
24:16 hearing the oracles of God, receiving knowledge from the Most
High, and having seen a vision of God in sleep; his eyes were opened.
24:17 I will point to him, but not now; I bless him, but he draws not
near: a star shall rise out of Jacob, a man shall spring out of Israel;
and shall crush the princes of Moab, and shall spoil all the sons of
24:18 And Edom shall be an inheritance, and Esau his enemy shall be an
inheritance [of Israel], and Israel wrought valiantly.
24:19 And [one] shall arise out of Jacob, and destroy out of the city
him that escapes.
24:20 And having seen Amalec, he took up his parable and said, Amalec
[is] the first of the nations; yet his seed shall perish.
24:21 And having seen the Kenite, he took up his parable and said, thy
dwelling-place [is] strong; yet though thou shouldest put thy nest in a
24:22 and though Beor should have a skillfully contrived hiding-place,
the Assyrians shall carry thee away captive.
24:23 And he looked upon Og, and took up his parable and said, Oh, oh,
who shall live, when God shall do these things?
24:24 And one shall come forth from the hands of the Citians, and shall
afflict Assur, and shall afflict the Hebrews, and they shall perish
24:25 And Balaam rose up and departed and returned to his place, and
Balac went to his own home.
24:1 And when Balaam saw that it pleased the LORD to bless Israel, he
went not, as at other times, to seek for enchantments, but he set his
face toward the wilderness.
24:2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he saw Israel abiding in his
tents according to their tribes; and the spirit of God came upon him.
24:3 And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath
said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said:
24:4 He hath said, which heard the words of God, which saw the vision of
the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open:
24:5 How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, and thy tabernacles, O Israel!
24:6 As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river's
side, as the trees of lign aloes which the LORD hath planted, and as
cedar trees beside the waters.
24:7 He shall pour the water out of his buckets, and his seed shall be
in many waters, and his king shall be higher than Agag, and his kingdom
shall be exalted.
24:8 God brought him forth out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength
of an unicorn: he shall eat up the nations his enemies, and shall break
their bones, and pierce them through with his arrows.
24:9 He couched, he lay down as a lion, and as a great lion: who shall
stir him up? Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and cursed is he that
24:10 And Balak's anger was kindled against Balaam, and he smote his
hands together: and Balak said unto Balaam, I called thee to curse mine
enemies, and, behold, thou hast altogether blessed them these three
24:11 Therefore now flee thou to thy place: I thought to promote thee
unto great honor; but, lo, the LORD hath kept thee back from honor.
24:12 And Balaam said unto Balak, Spake I not also to thy messengers
which thou sentest unto me, saying,
24:13 If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot
go beyond the commandment of the LORD, to do either good or bad of mine
own mind; but what the LORD saith, that will I speak?
24:14 And now, behold, I go unto my people: come therefore, and I will
advertise thee what this people shall do to thy people in the latter
24:15 And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath
said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said:
24:16 He hath said, which heard the words of God, and knew the knowledge
of the most High, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a
trance, but having his eyes open:
24:17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh:
there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of
Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the
children of Sheth.
24:18 And Edom shall be a possession, Seir also shall be a possession
for his enemies; and Israel shall do valiantly.
24:19 Out of Jacob shall come he that shall have dominion, and shall
destroy him that remaineth of the city.
24:20 And when he looked on Amalek, he took up his parable, and said,
Amalek was the first of the nations; but his latter end shall be that he
perish for ever.
24:21 And he looked on the Kenites, and took up his parable, and said,
Strong is thy dwelling place, and thou puttest thy nest in a rock.
24:22 Nevertheless the Kenite shall be wasted, until Asshur shall carry
thee away captive.
24:23 And he took up his parable, and said, Alas, who shall live when
God doeth this!
24:24 And ships shall come from the coast of Chittim, and shall afflict
Asshur, and shall afflict Eber, and he also shall perish for ever.
24:25 And Balaam rose up, and went and returned to his place: and Balak
also went his way.