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Numbers 23

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1 And Balaam said to Balak: Build me here seven altars and prepare for me seven bullocks and seven rams.
2 Balak did as Balaam spoke, and Balak and Balaam offered up a bullock and a ram on each altar.
3 And Balaam said to Balak: Hold on your burnt offering, and I will go; maybe the Lord will come out to meet me, and what He reveals to me, I will announce to you. And he went to a high place.
4 And God met Balaam, and said to him [Balaam]: I built seven altars and offered up a bullock and a ram on each altar.
5 And the Lord put a word into the mouth of Balaam and said: Return to Balak, and so speak.
6 And he returned to him, and, behold, he stood by his burnt offering, he and all the princes of Moab.
7 And he spoke his parable and said: Balak the king of Moab brought me from Mesopotamia from the mountains of the east: come, curse me Jacob, come, speak evil against Israel!
eight How do I curse? God does not curse him. How spite evil? The Lord does not speak evil against him.
nine From the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I look at him: behold, the people live separately and are not listed among the peoples.
ten Who will count the sand of Jacob and the number of the fourth part of Israel? May my soul die the death of the righteous, and may my demise be like them!
eleven And Balak said to Balaam, What are you doing with me? I took you to curse my enemies, and now, bless you?
12 And he answered and said: Should I not say exactly what the Lord puts in my mouth?

13 And Balak said to him: go with me to another place from which you will see him, but only a part of him will be seen, but you will not see all of him; and curse me from there.
fourteen And he took him to the place of the guards, to the top of [the mountain] of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered up a bullock and a ram on each altar.
fifteen And he said to [Balaam] Balak: Stand here at your burnt offering, and I [go] there to meet [God].
16 And the Lord met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said: Return to Balak, and so speak.
17 And he came to him, and, behold, he stood by his burnt offering, and with him the princes of Moab. And Balak said unto him, What did the Lord say?
18 He uttered his parable and said: Arise, Balak, and listen, listen to me, son of Zippor.
19 God is not a man to lie to him, and not a human son to change him. Will he say and do not? will speak and not fulfill?
20 Behold, I began to bless, for He blessed, and I cannot change this.
21 There is no disaster in Jacob, and no disaster in Israel; The Lord his God is with him, and the king's trumpet sound is with him;
22 God led them out of Egypt, the speed of his unicorn;
23 there is no magic in Jacob and no magic in Israel. In [their] time they will say about Jacob and about Israel: this is what God is doing!
24 Behold, the people as a lioness rises and as a lion rises; He will not lie down until he eats the prey and drinks the blood of the slain.
25 And Balak said to Balaam: Neither curse him, nor bless him.
26 And Balaam answered and said to Balak: Did I not tell you that I would do all that the Lord would tell me?
27 And Balak said to Balaam: go, I will take you to another place; perhaps it will be pleasing to God, and from there you curse him.
28 And Balak took Balaam to the top of Fehor facing the wilderness.
29th And Balaam said to Balak, build me here seven altars and prepare for me here seven bullocks and seven rams.
thirty And Balak did as Balaam said, and offered up a bullock and a ram on each altar.

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