Numbers 24 ©
Balaam, leaving divinations, prophesieth the happiness of Israel. Balak in anger dismisseth him. He prophesieth of the Star of Jacob, and the destruction of some nations.
AND when Balaam saw that it pleased the LORD to bless Israel, he went not, as at aother times, 1to seek for enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness.
As the hvalleys are they spread forth, as igardens by the river's side, as the jtrees of *lign aloes which the LORD hath planted, and as cedar trees beside the waters.
He shall kpour the water out of his buckets, and his seed shall be in many waters, and his lking shall be higher than mAgag, and his kingdom shall be exalted.
God nbrought him forth out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an *unicorn: he shall eat up the nations his enemies, and shall obreak their bones, and ppierce them through with his arrows.
¶And Balak's anger was kindled against Balaam, and he smote his hands together: and Balak said unto Balaam, sI called thee to curse mine enemies, and, behold, thou hast altogether blessed them these three times.
And Balaam said unto Balak, vSpake I not also to thy messengers which thou sentest unto me, saying,
If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the commandment of the LORD, to do either good or bad wof mine own mind; but what the LORD saith, that will I speak?
I shall see bhim, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come ca Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall 3smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.
Nevertheless the 6Kenite shall be wasted, 7until Asshur shall carry thee away captive.
And he took up his parable, and said, Alas, who shall live when God doeth this!