aver. 18; ch. 24:3, 15, 20, 21, 23; Job 27:1; 29:1; Ps. 49:4; 78:2; Isa. 14:4; Mic. 2:4; [ch. 21:27]
Numbers 23:7-127And Balaam a took up his discourse and said, “From b Aram Balak has brought me,
the king of Moab c from the eastern mountains:
‘Come, d curse Jacob for me,
and come, denounce Israel!’
8How can I curse whom God has not cursed?
How can I denounce whom the Lord has not denounced?
9For from the top of the crags e I see him,
from the hills I behold him;
behold f a people dwelling alone,
and g not counting itself among the nations!
10 h Who can count the dust of Jacob
or number the fourth part ▼
▼Or dust cloudsof Israel?
Let me die j the death of the upright,
and let my end be like his!”
11And Balak said to Balaam, “What have you done to me? k I took you to curse my enemies, and behold, you have done nothing but bless them.” 12And he answered and said, l “Must I not take care to speak what the Lord puts in my mouth?”
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