Numbers 23 ©
1 Balak's sacrifice. 7 Balaam's first parable. 14 Balak sacrificeth again. 18 Balaam's second parable. 25 Balak is displeased with Balaam; but bringeth him to the top of Peor, and sacrificeth there.
AND aBalaam said unto Balak, bBuild me here seven altars, and prepare me here cseven oxen and seven rams.
And he returned unto him, and, lo, he stood by his burnt sacrifice, he, and all the princes of Moab.
And he jtook up his parable, and said, Balak the king of Moab hath brought me kfrom Aram, out of the mountains of the east, saying, lCome, curse me Jacob, and come, mdefy Israel.
And Balak said unto him, Come, I pray thee, with me unto another place, from whence thou mayest see them: thou shalt see ubut the *utmost part of them, and shalt not see them all: and curse me them from thence.
And when he came to him, behold, he stood by his burnt offering, and the princes of Moab with him. And Balak said unto him, What hath the LORD spoken?
And he took up his parable, and said, yRise up, Balak, and hear; hearken unto me, thou son of Zippor:
hSurely there is no enchantment 4against Jacob, neither is there iany *divination against Israel: jaccording to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What hath God wrought!
¶And Balak said unto Balaam, Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all.
But Balaam answered and said unto Balak, mTold not I thee, saying, All that the LORD speaketh, that I must do?
¶And Balak said unto Balaam, nCome, I pray thee, I will bring thee unto another place; *peradventure it will please God that thou mayest curse me them from thence.
And Balak brought Balaam unto the top of oPeor, that looketh toward pJeshimon.