36 And when Balak heard that Balaam was coming, he went out to meet him at the city of Moab, which is on the border of the Arnon, at the farthest point of the border.
37 And Balak said to Balaam, Did I not send word urgently to you to call you? Why did you not come to me? Am I not indeed able to honor you?
38 And Balaam said to Balak, Here I am; I have come to you now. Am I able to speak anything at all? The word that God puts in my mouth, that I shall speak.
39 And Balaam went with Balak, and they came to Kiriath-huzoth.
40 And Balak sacrificed oxen and sheep, and sent them to Balaam and to the rulers who were with him.
41 And in the morning Balak took Balaam and brought him up to Bamoth- baal, and he saw from there the edge of the people.
1 Then Balaam said to Balak, Build me seven altars here, and have seven bulls and seven rams ready for me here.
2 And Balak did just as Balaam had spoken. And Balak and Balaam offered up a bull and a ram on each altar.
3 And Balaam said to Balak, Stand near your burnt offering, and I will go; perhaps Jehovah will come to meet me; and whatever He shows me I will tell you. And he went to a bare height.
4 And God met Balaam, and he said to Him, I have prepared the seven altars, and I have offered up a bull and a ram on each altar.
5 And Jehovah put a word in Balaam’s mouth and said, Return to Balak, and you shall speak this.
6 When he returned to him, there he was, standing beside his burnt offering, he and all the rulers of Moab.
7 And he took up his parable and said, From Aram Balak brought me, The king of Moab from the mountains of the East. Come, curse Jacob for me; And come, denounce Israel!
8 How shall I curse whom God has not cursed? And how can I denounce whom Jehovah has not denounced?
9 For from the top of the rocks I see him, And from the hills I behold him. Here is a people who live alone And do not reckon themselves among the nations.
10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, Or number the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the upright, And let my latter end be like theirs!
11 And Balak said to Balaam, What have you done to me? I took you to curse my enemies, but now you have altogether blessed them.
12 And he answered and said, Shall I not take care to speak what Jehovah puts in my mouth?