Numbers

Numbers


024:001 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.
024:002 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.
024:003 And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said:
024:004 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:
024:005 How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, and thy tabernacles, O Israel!
024:006 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.
024:007 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.
024:008 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.
024:009 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 curseth thee.
024:010 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 times.
024:011 Therefore now flee thou to thy place: I thought to promote thee unto great honour; but, lo, the Lord hath kept thee back from honour.
024:012 And Balaam said unto Balak, Spake I not also to thy messengers which thou sentest unto me, saying,
024:013 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?
024:014 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 days.
024:015 And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said:
024:016 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:
024:017 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.
024:018 And Edom shall be a possession, Seir also shall be a possession for his enemies; and Israel shall do valiantly.
024:019 Out of Jacob shall come he that shall have dominion, and shall destroy him that remaineth of the city.
024:020 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.
024:021 And he looked on the Kenites, and took up his parable, and said, Strong is thy dwellingplace, and thou puttest thy nest in a rock.
024:022 Nevertheless the Kenite shall be wasted, until Asshur shall carry thee away captive.
024:023 And he took up his parable, and said, Alas, who shall live when God doeth this!
024:024 And ships shall come from the coast of Chittim, and shall afflict Asshur, and shall afflict Eber, and he also shall perish for ever.
024:025 And Balaam rose up, and went and returned to his place: and Balak also went his way.