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Numbers 23:27 - 24:9

27 So 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.’ 28So Balak took Balaam to the top of Peor, which overlooks the waste-land.* 29Balaam said to Balak, ‘Build me seven altars here, and prepare seven bulls and seven rams for me.’ 30So Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered a bull and a ram on each altar.

Balaam’s Third Oracle

24Now Balaam saw that it pleased the Lord to bless Israel, so he did not go, as at other times, to look for omens, but set his face towards the wilderness. 2Balaam looked up and saw Israel camping tribe by tribe. Then the spirit of God came upon him, 3and he uttered his oracle, saying:
‘The oracle of Balaam son of Beor,
   the oracle of the man whose eye is clear,*
4 the oracle of one who hears the words of God,
   who sees the vision of the Almighty,*
   who falls down, but with eyes uncovered:
5 how fair are your tents, O Jacob,
   your encampments, O Israel!
6 Like palm groves that stretch far away,
   like gardens beside a river,
like aloes that the Lord has planted,
   like cedar trees beside the waters.
7 Water shall flow from his buckets,
   and his seed shall have abundant water,
his king shall be higher than Agag,
   and his kingdom shall be exalted.
8 God, who brings him out of Egypt,
   is like the horns of a wild ox for him;
he shall devour the nations that are his foes
   and break their bones.
   He shall strike with his arrows.*
9 He crouched, he lay down like a lion,
   and like a lioness; who will rouse him up?
Blessed is everyone who blesses you,
   and cursed is everyone who curses you.’

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