13 And Balak said to him, Come now with me to another place from which you may see them. You will see only the outside edge of them and not see them all; then curse them for me from there.
14 So he took him into the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars and offered up a bull and a ram on each altar.
15 And he said to Balak, Stand here near your burnt offering, while I meet Jehovah there.
16 And Jehovah met Balaam and put a word in his mouth and said, Return to Balak, and you shall speak this.
17 When he came to him, there he was, standing beside his burnt offering, and the rulers of Moab with him. And Balak said to him, What has Jehovah spoken?
18 And he took up his parable and said, Arise, O Balak, and hear; Listen to me, O son of Zippor:
19 God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not establish it?
20 Now I have received a word to bless; Since He has blessed, then I cannot reverse it.
21 He has not beheld iniquity in Jacob, Nor has He seen trouble in Israel; Jehovah their God is with them, And the shout of a king is among them.
22 God is the One who brought them forth out of Egypt, He has as it were the horns of the wild ox.
23 Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, Nor is there any divination against Israel. Now it shall be said of Jacob And of Israel, What has God wrought!
24 See, a people rises up like a lioness, And like a lion they lift themselves up. They shall not lie down until they eat the prey And drink the blood of the slain.
25 And Balak said to Balaam, Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all.
26 But Balaam answered and said to Balak, Did I not tell you, saying, All that Jehovah speaks, that I must do?
27 And 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.
28 And Balak took Balaam to the top of Peor, which looks down upon the desert.
29 And Balaam said to Balak, Build me seven altars here, and have seven bulls and seven rams ready for me here.
30 And Balak did just as Balaam had said, and he offered up a bull and a ram on each altar.
1 And when Balaam saw that it pleased Jehovah to bless Israel, he did not go as at the other times to meet with enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness.
2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes and saw Israel dwelling according to their tribes, and the Spirit of God came upon him.
3 And he took up his parable and said, Balaam the son of Beor declares, And the man whose eye is opened declares;
4 He declares, he who hears the words of God, Who sees the vision of the All-sufficient One, Falling down, but having his eyes uncovered:
5 How fair are your tents, O Jacob, Your tabernacles, O Israel!
6 Like valleys they are spread forth, Like gardens beside a river, Like aloes which Jehovah has planted, Like cedars beside water.
7 Water shall flow from his buckets, And his seed shall be in many waters, And his king shall be higher than Agag, And his kingdom shall be exalted.
8 God is the One who brought him forth out of Egypt; He has as it were the horns of the wild ox. He shall eat up the nations, his adversaries, And shall break their bones in pieces, And shatter them with his arrows.