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Number 24:15-24

Balaam’s Fourth Oracle

15 So he uttered his oracle, saying:
‘The oracle of Balaam son of Beor,
   the oracle of the man whose eye is clear,*
16 the oracle of one who hears the words of God,
   and knows the knowledge of the Most High,*
who sees the vision of the Almighty,*
   who falls down, but with his eyes uncovered:
17 I see him, but not now;
   I behold him, but not near—
a star shall come out of Jacob,
   and a sceptre shall rise out of Israel;
it shall crush the borderlands* of Moab,
   and the territory* of all the Shethites.
18 Edom will become a possession,
   Seir a possession of its enemies,*
   while Israel does valiantly.
19 One out of Jacob shall rule,
   and destroy the survivors of Ir.’

20 Then he looked on Amalek, and uttered his oracle, saying:
‘First among the nations was Amalek,
but its end is to perish for ever.’

21 Then he looked on the Kenite, and uttered his oracle, saying:
‘Enduring is your dwelling-place,
   and your nest is set in the rock;
22 yet Kain is destined for burning.
   How long shall Asshur take you away captive?’

23 Again he uttered his oracle, saying:
‘Alas, who shall live when God does this?
24   But ships shall come from Kittim
and shall afflict Asshur and Eber;
   and he also shall perish for ever.’

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