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Numbers 23 (WEBP)

[1] Balaam said to Balak, “Build here seven altars for me, and prepare here seven bulls and seven rams for me.”
[2] Balak did as Balaam had spoken; and Balak and Balaam offered on every altar a bull and a ram.
[3] Balaam said to Balak, “Stand by your burnt offering, and I will go. Perhaps Yahweh will come to meet me. Whatever he shows me I will tell you.” He went to a bare height.
[4] God met Balaam, and he said to him, “I have prepared the seven altars, and I have offered up a bull and a ram on every altar.”
[5] Yahweh put a word in Balaam’s mouth, and said, “Return to Balak, and thus you shall speak.”
[6] He returned to him, and behold, he was standing by his burnt offering, he, and all the princes of Moab.
[7] He took up his parable, and said, “From Aram has Balak brought me, the king of Moab from the mountains of the East. Come, curse Jacob for me. Come, defy Israel.
[8] How shall I curse whom God has not cursed? How shall I defy whom Yahweh has not defied?
[9] For from the top of the rocks I see him. From the hills I see him. Behold, it is a people that dwells alone, and shall not be listed among the nations.
[10] Who can count the dust of Jacob, or count the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous! Let my last end be like his!”
[11] Balak said to Balaam, “What have you done to me? I took you to curse my enemies, and behold, you have blessed them altogether.”
[12] He answered and said, “Must I not take heed to speak that which Yahweh puts in my mouth?”
[13] Balak said to him, “Please come with me to another place, where you may see them. You shall see just part of them, and shall not see them all. Curse them from there for me.”
[14] He took him into the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered up a bull and a ram on every altar.
[15] He said to Balak, “Stand here by your burnt offering, while I meet God over there.”
[16] Yahweh met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said, “Return to Balak, and say this.”
[17] He came to him, and behold, he was standing by his burnt offering, and the princes of Moab with him. Balak said to him, “What has Yahweh spoken?”
[18] He took up his parable, and said, “Rise up, Balak, and hear! Listen to me, you son of Zippor.
[19] God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should repent. Has he said, and he won’t do it? Or has he spoken, and he won’t make it good?
[20] Behold, I have received a command to bless. He has blessed, and I can’t reverse it.
[21] He has not seen iniquity in Jacob. Neither has he seen perverseness in Israel. Yahweh his God is with him. The shout of a king is among them.
[22] God brings them out of Egypt. He has as it were the strength of the wild ox.
[23] Surely there is no enchantment with Jacob; neither is there any divination with Israel. Now it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, ‘What has God done!’
[24] Behold, a people rises up as a lioness. As a lion he lifts himself up. He shall not lie down until he eats of the prey, and drinks the blood of the slain.”
[25] Balak said to Balaam, “Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all.”
[26] But Balaam answered Balak, “Didn’t I tell you, saying, ‘All that Yahweh speaks, that I must do’?”
[27] Balak said to Balaam, “Come now, I will take you to another place; perhaps it will please God that you may curse them for me from there.”
[28] Balak took Balaam to the top of Peor, that looks down on the desert.
[29] Balaam said to Balak, “Build seven altars for me here, and prepare seven bulls and seven rams for me here.”
[30] Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered up a bull and a ram on every altar.

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Numbers 23 (KJVS)

[1] And Balaam H1109 said H559 (8799) unto Balak H1111, Build H1129 (8798) me here seven H7651 altars H4196, and prepare H3559 (8685) me here seven H7651 oxen H6499 and seven H7651 rams H352.
[2] And Balak H1111 did H6213 (8799) as Balaam H1109 had spoken H1696 (8765); and Balak H1111 and Balaam H1109 offered H5927 (8686) on [every] altar H4196 a bullock H6499 and a ram H352.
[3] And Balaam H1109 said H559 (8799) unto Balak H1111, Stand H3320 (8690) by thy burnt offering H5930, and I will go H3212 (8799): peradventure the LORD H3068 will come H7136 (8735) to meet H7125 (8800) me: and whatsoever H1697 he sheweth H7200 (8686) me I will tell H5046 (8689) thee. And he went H3212 (8799) to an high place H8205.
[4] And God H430 met H7136 (8735) Balaam H1109: and he said H559 (8799) unto him, I have prepared H6186 (8804) seven H7651 altars H4196, and I have offered H5927 (8686) upon [every] altar H4196 a bullock H6499 and a ram H352.
[5] And the LORD H3068 put H7760 (8799) a word H1697 in Balaam’s H1109 mouth H6310, and said H559 (8799), Return H7725 (8798) unto Balak H1111, and thus thou shalt speak H1696 (8762).
[6] And he returned H7725 (8799) unto him, and, lo, he stood H5324 (8737) by his burnt sacrifice H5930, he, and all the princes H8269 of Moab H4124.
[7] And he took up H5375 (8799) his parable H4912, and said H559 (8799), Balak H1111 the king H4428 of Moab H4124 hath brought H5148 (8686) me from Aram H758, out of the mountains H2042 of the east H6924, [saying], Come H3212 (8798), curse H779 (8798) me Jacob H3290, and come H3212 (8798), defy H2194 (8798) Israel H3478.
[8] How H4100 shall I curse H5344 (8799), whom God H410 hath not cursed H6895 (8804)? or how shall I defy H2194 (8799), [whom] the LORD H3068 hath not defied H2194 (8804)?
[9] For from the top H7218 of the rocks H6697 I see H7200 (8799) him, and from the hills H1389 I behold H7789 (8799) him: lo, the people H5971 shall dwell H7931 (8799) alone H910, and shall not be reckoned H2803 (8691) among the nations H1471.
[10] Who can count H4487 (8804) the dust H6083 of Jacob H3290, and the number H4557 of the fourth H7255 [part] of Israel H3478? Let me die H4191 (8799) H5315 the death H4194 of the righteous H3477, and let my last H319 end be like his!
[11] And Balak H1111 said H559 (8799) unto Balaam H1109, What hast thou done H6213 (8804) unto me? I took H3947 (8804) thee to curse H6895 (8800) mine enemies H341 (8802), and, behold, thou hast blessed H1288 (8765) [them] altogether H1288 (8763).
[12] And he answered H6030 (8799) and said H559 (8799), Must I not take heed H8104 (8799) to speak H1696 (8763) that which the LORD H3068 hath put H7760 (8799) in my mouth H6310?
[13] And Balak H1111 said H559 (8799) unto him, Come H3212 (8798), I pray thee, with me unto another H312 place H4725, from whence thou mayest see H7200 (8799) them: thou shalt see H7200 (8799) but H657 the utmost H7097 part of them, and shalt not see H7200 (8799) them all: and curse H6895 (8798) me them from thence.
[14] And he brought H3947 (8799) him into the field H7704 of Zophim H6839 (8677) H6822 (8802), to the top H7218 of Pisgah H6449, and built H1129 (8799) seven H7651 altars H4196, and offered H5927 (8686) a bullock H6499 and a ram H352 on [every] altar H4196.
[15] And he said H559 (8799) unto Balak H1111, Stand H3320 (8690) here H3541 by thy burnt offering H5930, while I meet H7136 (8735) [the LORD] yonder H3541.
[16] And the LORD H3068 met H7136 (8735) Balaam H1109, and put H7760 (8799) a word H1697 in his mouth H6310, and said H559 (8799), Go again H7725 (8798) unto Balak H1111, and say H1696 (8762) thus.
[17] And when he came H935 (8799) to him, behold, he stood H5324 (8737) by his burnt offering H5930, and the princes H8269 of Moab H4124 with him. And Balak H1111 said H559 (8799) unto him, What hath the LORD H3068 spoken H1696 (8765)?
[18] And he took up H5375 (8799) his parable H4912, and said H559 (8799), Rise up H6965 (8798), Balak H1111, and hear H8085 (8798); hearken H238 (8685) unto me, thou son H1121 of Zippor H6834:
[19] God H410 [is] not a man H376, that he should lie H3576 (8762); neither the son H1121 of man H120, that he should repent H5162 (8691): hath he said H559 (8804), and shall he not do H6213 (8799) [it]? or hath he spoken H1696 (8765), and shall he not make it good H6965 (8686)?
[20] Behold, I have received H3947 (8804) [commandment] to bless H1288 (8763): and he hath blessed H1288 (8765); and I cannot reverse H7725 (8686) it.
[21] He hath not beheld H5027 (8689) iniquity H205 in Jacob H3290, neither hath he seen H7200 (8804) perverseness H5999 in Israel H3478: the LORD H3068 his God H430 [is] with him, and the shout H8643 of a king H4428 [is] among them.
[22] God H410 brought them out H3318 (8688) of Egypt H4714; he hath as it were the strength H8443 of an unicorn H7214.
[23] Surely [there is] no enchantment H5173 against Jacob H3290, neither [is there] any divination H7081 against Israel H3478: according to this time H6256 it shall be said H559 (8735) of Jacob H3290 and of Israel H3478, What hath God H410 wrought H6466 (8804)!
[24] Behold, the people H5971 shall rise up H6965 (8799) as a great lion H3833, and lift up H5375 (8691) himself as a young lion H738: he shall not lie down H7901 (8799) until he eat H398 (8799) [of] the prey H2964, and drink H8354 (8799) the blood H1818 of the slain H2491.
[25] And Balak H1111 said H559 (8799) unto Balaam H1109, Neither curse H5344 (8799) them at all H6895 (8800), nor bless H1288 (8762) them at all H1288 (8763).
[26] But Balaam H1109 answered H6030 (8799) and said H559 (8799) unto Balak H1111, Told H1696 (8765) not I thee, saying H559 (8800), All that the LORD H3068 speaketh H1696 (8762), that I must do H6213 (8799)?
[27] And Balak H1111 said H559 (8799) unto Balaam H1109, Come H3212 (8798), I pray thee, I will bring H3947 (8799) thee unto another H312 place H4725; peradventure it will please H3474 (8799) H5869 God H430 that thou mayest curse H6895 (8804) me them from thence.
[28] And Balak H1111 brought H3947 (8799) Balaam H1109 unto the top H7218 of Peor H6465, that looketh H8259 (8737) toward H6440 Jeshimon H3452.
[29] And Balaam H1109 said H559 (8799) unto Balak H1111, Build H1129 (8798) me here seven H7651 altars H4196, and prepare H3559 (8685) me here seven H7651 bullocks H6499 and seven H7651 rams H352.
[30] And Balak H1111 did H6213 (8799) as Balaam H1109 had said H559 (8804), and offered H5927 (8686) a bullock H6499 and a ram H352 on [every] altar H4196.

Young’s Literal Translation

Numbers 23 (YLT)

[1] And Balaam saith unto Balak, ‘Build for me in this place seven altars, and make ready for me in this place seven bullocks and seven rams.’
[2] And Balak doth as Balaam hath spoken, and Balak-Balaam also-offereth a bullock and a ram on the altar,
[3] and Balaam saith to Balak, ‘Station thyself by thy burnt-offering and I go on, it may be Jehovah doth come to meet me, and the thing which He sheweth me-I have declared to thee;’ and he goeth to a high place.
[4] And God cometh unto Balaam, and he saith unto Him, ‘The seven altars I have arranged, and I offer a bullock and a ram on the altar;’
[5] and Jehovah putteth a word in the mouth of Balaam, and saith, ‘Turn back unto Balak, and thus thou dost speak.’
[6] And he turneth back unto him, and lo, he is standing by his burnt-offering, he and all the princes of Moab.
[7] And he taketh up his simile, and saith: ‘From Aram he doth lead me- Balak king of Moab; From mountains of the east: Come-curse for me Jacob, And come-be indignant with Israel.
[8] What-do I pierce?- God hath not pierced! And what-am I indignant?- Jehovah hath not been indignant!
[9] For from the top of rocks I see it, And from heights I behold it; Lo a people! alone it doth tabernacle, And among nations doth not reckon itself.
[10] Who hath counted the dust of Jacob, And the number of the fourth of Israel? Let me die the death of upright ones, And let my last end be like his!’
[11] And Balak saith unto Balaam, ‘What hast thou done to me? to pierce mine enemies I have taken thee-and lo, thou hast certainly blessed;’
[12] and he answereth and saith, ‘That which Jehovah doth put in my mouth-it do I not take heed to speak?’
[13] And Balak saith unto him, ‘Come, I pray thee, with me unto another place, whence thou dost see it, only its extremity thou dost see, and all of it thou dost not see, and pierce it for me thence;’
[14] and he taketh him to the field of Zophim, unto the top of Pisgah, and buildeth seven altars, and offereth a bullock and a ram on the altar.
[15] And he saith unto Balak, ‘Station thyself here by thy burnt-offering, and I-I meet Him there;’
[16] and Jehovah cometh unto Balaam, and setteth a word in his mouth, and saith, ‘Turn back unto Balak, and thus thou dost speak.’
[17] And he cometh unto him, and lo, he is standing by his burnt-offering, and the princes of Moab with him, and Balak saith to him: ‘What hath Jehovah spoken?’
[18] And he taketh up his simile, and saith: ‘Rise, Balak, and hear; Give ear unto me, son of Zippor!
[19] God is not a man-and lieth, And a son of man-and repenteth! Hath He said-and doth He not do it? And spoken-and doth He not confirm it?
[20] Lo, to bless I have received: Yea, He blesseth, and I cannot reverse it.
[21] He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, Nor hath He seen perverseness in Israel; Jehovah his God is with him, And a shout of a king is in him.
[22] God is bringing them out from Egypt, As the swiftness of a Reem is to him;
[23] For no enchantment is against Jacob, Nor divination against Israel, At the time it is said of Jacob and Israel, What hath God wrought!
[24] Lo, the people as a lioness riseth, And as a lion he lifteth himself up, He lieth not down till he eateth prey, And blood of pierced ones doth drink.’
[25] And Balak saith unto Balaam, ‘Neither pierce it at all, nor bless it at all;’
[26] and Balaam answereth and saith unto Balak, ‘Have I not spoken unto thee, saying, All that Jehovah speaketh-it I do?’
[27] And Balak saith unto Balaam, ‘Come, I pray thee, I take thee unto another place; it may be it is right in the eyes of God-to pierce it for me from thence.’
[28] And Balak taketh Balaam to the top of Peor, which is looking on the front of the wilderness,
[29] and Balaam saith unto Balak, ‘Build for me in this place seven altars, and make ready for me in this place seven bullocks and seven rams;’
[30] and Balak doth as Balaam said, and he offereth a bullock and a ram on an altar.