And the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 setH5265 forward,H5265 and pitchedH2583 in the plainsH6160 of MoabH4124 onH5921 this sideH5676 JordanH3383 by Jericho.H3405
And BalakH1111 the sonH1121 of ZipporH6834 sawH7200 allH3605 that IsraelH3478 had doneH6213 to the Amorites.H567
And MoabH4124 was soreH3966 afraidH1481 of the people,H5971 becauseH3588 they were many:H7227 and MoabH4124 was distressedH6973 becauseH3588 of the childrenH1121 of Israel.H3478
And MoabH4124 saidH559 to the eldersH2205 of Midian,H4080 NowH6258 shall this companyH6951 lickH3897 up allH3605 that are roundH5439 about us, as the oxH7794 licksH3897 up the grassH3418 of the field.H7704 And BalakH1111 the sonH1121 of ZipporH6834 was kingH4428 of the MoabitesH4124 at that time.H6256
He sentH7971 messengersH4397 therefore to BalaamH1109 the sonH1121 of BeorH1160 to Pethor,H6604 whichH834 is by the riverH5104 of the landH776 of the childrenH1121 of his people,H5971 to callH7121 him, saying,H559 Behold,H2009 there is a peopleH5971 comeH3318 out from Egypt:H4714 behold,H2009 they coverH3680 the faceH5869 of the earth,H776 and they abideH3427 over againstH4136 me:
ComeH3212 nowH6258 therefore, I prayH4994 you, curseH779 me thisH2088 people;H5971 for they are too mightyH6099 for me: peradventureH194 I shall prevail,H3201 that we may smiteH5221 them, and that I may driveH1644 them out of the land:H776 for I knowH3045 that he whomH834 you blessH1288 is blessed,H1288 and he whomH834 you curseH779 is cursed.H779
And the eldersH2205 of MoabH4124 and the eldersH2205 of MidianH4080 departedH3212 with the rewards of divinationH7081 in their hand;H3027 and they cameH935 to Balaam,H1109 and spokeH1696 to him the wordsH1697 of Balak.H1111
And he saidH559 to them, LodgeH3885 hereH6311 this night,H3915 and I will bringH7725 you wordH1697 again,H7725 as the LORDH3068 shall speakH1696 to me: and the princesH8269 of MoabH4124 stayedH3427 with Balaam.H1109
And GodH430 cameH935 to Balaam,H1109 and said,H559 WhatH4310 menH582 are theseH428 with you?
And BalaamH1109 saidH559 to God,H430 BalakH1111 the sonH1121 of Zippor,H6834 kingH4428 of Moab,H4124 has sentH7971 to me, saying,
Behold,H2009 there is a peopleH5971 comeH3318 out of Egypt,H4714 which coversH3680 the faceH5869 of the earth:H776 comeH3212 now,H6258 curseH6895 me them; peradventureH194 I shall be ableH3201 to overcomeH3898 them, and driveH1644 them out.
And GodH430 saidH559 to Balaam,H1109 You shall not goH3212 with them; you shall not curseH779 the people:H5971 for they are blessed.H1288
And BalaamH1109 roseH6965 up in the morning,H1242 and saidH559 to the princesH8269 of Balak,H1111 GetH3212 you intoH413 your land:H776 for the LORDH3068 refusesH3985 to giveH5414 me leaveH5414 to goH1980 with you.
And the princesH8269 of MoabH4124 roseH6965 up, and they wentH935 to Balak,H1111 and said,H559 BalaamH1109 refusesH3985 to comeH1980 with us.
And BalakH1111 sentH7971 yetH5750 againH3254 princes,H8269 more,H7227 and more honorableH3513 than they.
And they cameH935 to Balaam,H1109 and saidH559 to him, ThusH3541 saidH559 BalakH1111 the sonH1121 of Zippor,H6834 Let nothing,H408 I prayH4994 you, hinderH4513 you from comingH1980 to me:
For I will promoteH3513 you to veryH3966 great honor,H3513 and I will doH6213 whateverH3605 H834 you sayH559 to me: comeH3212 therefore, I prayH4994 you, curseH6895 me thisH2088 people.H5971
And BalaamH1109 answeredH6030 and saidH559 to the servantsH5650 of Balak,H1111 IfH518 BalakH1111 would giveH5414 me his houseH1004 fullH4393 of silverH3701 and gold,H2091 I cannotH3808 H3201 goH5674 beyondH5674 the wordH6310 of the LORDH3068 my God,H430 to doH6213 lessH6996 orH176 more.H1419
NowH6258 therefore, I prayH4994 you, tarryH3427 you alsoH1571 hereH2088 this night,H3915 that I may knowH3045 whatH4100 the LORDH3068 will sayH1696 to me more.H3254
And GodH430 cameH935 to BalaamH1109 at night,H3915 and saidH559 to him, IfH518 the menH582 comeH935 to callH7121 you, riseH6965 up, and goH3212 with them; but yetH389 the wordH1697 whichH834 I shall sayH1696 to you, that shall you do.H6213
And BalaamH1109 roseH6965 up in the morning,H1242 and saddledH2280 his ass,H860 and wentH3212 with the princesH8269 of Moab.H4124
And God'sH430 angerH639 was kindledH2734 becauseH3588 he went:H1980 and the angelH4397 of the LORDH3068 stoodH3320 in the wayH1870 for an adversaryH7854 against him. Now he was ridingH7392 on his ass,H860 and his twoH8147 servantsH5288 were with him.
And the assH860 sawH7200 the angelH4397 of the LORDH3068 standingH5324 in the way,H1870 and his swordH2719 drawnH8025 in his hand:H3027 and the assH860 turnedH5186 asideH5186 out of the way,H1870 and wentH3212 into the field:H7704 and BalaamH1109 smoteH5221 the ass,H860 to turnH5186 her into the way.H1870
But the angelH4397 of the LORDH3068 stoodH5975 in a pathH4934 of the vineyards,H3754 a wallH1447 being onH5921 thisH2088 side, and a wallH1447 onH5921 that side.
And when the assH860 sawH7200 the angelH4397 of the LORD,H3068 she thrustH3905 herself to the wall,H7023 and crushedH3905 Balaam'sH1109 footH7272 againstH413 the wall:H7023 and he smoteH5221 her again.H3254
And the angelH4397 of the LORDH3068 wentH5674 further,H3254 and stoodH5975 in a narrowH6862 place,H4725 whereH834 was noH369 wayH1870 to turnH5186 either to the rightH3225 handH3325 or to the left.H8040
And when the assH860 sawH7200 the angelH4397 of the LORD,H3068 she fellH7257 downH7257 underH8478 Balaam:H1109 and Balaam'sH1109 angerH639 was kindled,H2734 and he smoteH5221 the assH860 with a staff.H4731
And the LORDH3068 openedH6605 the mouthH6310 of the ass,H860 and she saidH559 to Balaam,H1109 WhatH4100 have I doneH6213 to you, that you have smittenH5221 me theseH2088 threeH7969 times?
And BalaamH1109 saidH559 to the ass,H860 BecauseH3588 you have mockedH5953 me: I wouldH3863 there were a swordH2719 in my hand,H3027 for nowH6258 would I killH2026 you.
And the assH860 saidH559 to Balaam,H1109 Am not I your ass,H860 on whichH834 you have riddenH7392 everH5750 sinceH5750 I was your to thisH2088 day?H3117 was I ever wontH5532 to doH6213 so to you? And he said,H559 No.H3808
Then the LORDH3068 openedH1540 the eyesH5869 of Balaam,H1109 and he sawH7200 the angelH4397 of the LORDH3068 standingH5324 in the way,H1870 and his swordH2719 drawnH8025 in his hand:H3027 and he bowedH6915 downH6915 his head, and fellH7812 flat onH5921 his face.H639
And the angelH4397 of the LORDH3068 saidH559 to him, WhyH4100 have you smittenH5221 your assH860 theseH2088 threeH7969 times? behold,H2009 I wentH3318 out to withstandH7854 you, becauseH3588 your wayH1870 is perverseH3399 beforeH5048 me:
And the assH860 sawH7200 me, and turnedH5186 from me theseH2088 threeH7969 times: unlessH194 she had turnedH5186 from me, surelyH3588 nowH6258 alsoH1571 I had slainH2026 you, and savedH2421 her alive.H2421
And BalaamH1109 saidH559 to the angelH4397 of the LORD,H3068 I have sinned;H2398 for I knewH3045 not that you stoodH5324 in the wayH1870 againstH7125 me: nowH6258 therefore, ifH518 it displeaseH7489 H5869 you, I will get me backH7725 again.H7725
And the angelH4397 of the LORDH3068 saidH559 to Balaam,H1109 GoH3212 with the men:H582 but only the wordH1697 that I shall speakH1696 to you, that you shall speak.H1696 So BalaamH1109 wentH3212 with the princesH8269 of Balak.H1111
And when BalakH1111 heardH8085 that BalaamH1109 was come,H935 he wentH3318 out to meetH7125 him to a cityH5892 of Moab,H4124 whichH834 is in the borderH1366 of Arnon,H769 whichH834 is in the utmostH7097 coast.H1366
And BalakH1111 saidH559 to Balaam,H1109 Did I not earnestly sendH7971 to you to callH7121 you? whyH4100 cameH1980 you not to me? am I not ableH3201 indeedH552 to promoteH3513 you to honor?H3513
And BalaamH1109 saidH559 to Balak,H1111 See,H2009 I am comeH935 to you: have I nowH6258 any powerH3201 at all to sayH1696 any thing?H3972 the wordH1697 that GodH430 putsH7760 in my mouth,H6310 that shall I speak.H1696
And BalaamH1109 wentH3212 with Balak,H1111 and they cameH935 to Kirjathhuzoth.H7155
And BalakH1111 offeredH2076 oxenH1241 and sheep,H6629 and sentH7971 to Balaam,H1109 and to the princesH8269 that were with him.
And it cameH1961 to pass onH5921 the morrow,H1242 that BalakH1111 tookH3947 Balaam,H1109 and broughtH5927 him up into the highH1116 places of Baal,H1168 that thereH8033 he might seeH7200 the utmostH7097 part of the people.H5971