And Balaam said unto Balak: ‘Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams.’NoneAnd Balak did as Balaam had spoken; and Balak and Balaam offered on every altar a bullock and a ram.NoneAnd Balaam said unto Balak: ‘Stand by thy burnt-offering, and I will go; peradventure the LORD will come to meet me; and whatsoever He showeth me I will tell thee.’ And he went to a bare height.NoneAnd God met Balaam; and he said unto Him: ‘I have prepared the seven altars, and I have offered up a bullock and a ram on every altar.’NoneAnd the LORD put a word in Balaam’s mouth, and said: ‘Return unto Balak, and thus thou shalt speak.’NoneAnd he returned unto him, and, lo, he stood by his burnt-offering, he, and all the princes of Moab.NoneAnd he took up his parable, and said: From Aram Balak bringeth me, The king of Moab from the mountains of the East: ‘Come, curse me Jacob, And come, execrate Israel.’NoneHow shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? And how shall I execrate, whom the LORD hath not execrated?NoneFor from the top of the rocks I see him, And from the hills I behold him: Lo, it is a people that shall dwell alone, And shall not be reckoned among the nations.NoneWho hath counted the dust of Jacob, Or numbered the stock of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, And let mine end be like his!NoneAnd Balak said unto Balaam: ‘What hast thou done unto me? I took thee to curse mine enemies, and, behold, thou hast blessed them altogether.’NoneAnd he answered and said: ‘Must I not take heed to speak that which the LORD putteth in my mouth?’NoneAnd Balak said unto him: ‘Come, I pray thee, with me unto another place, from whence thou mayest see them; thou shalt see but the utmost part of them, and shalt not see them all; and curse me them from thence.’NoneAnd he took him into the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered up a bullock and a ram on every altar.NoneAnd he said unto Balak: ‘Stand here by thy burnt-offering, while I go toward a meeting yonder.’NoneAnd the LORD met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said: ‘Return unto Balak, and thus shalt thou speak.’NoneAnd he came to him, and, lo, he stood by his burnt-offering, and the princes of Moab with him. And Balak said unto him: ‘What hath the LORD spoken?’NoneAnd he took up his parable, and said: Arise, Balak, and hear; Give ear unto me, thou son of Zippor:NoneGod is not a man, that He should lie; Neither the son of man, that He should repent: When He hath said, will He not do it? Or when He hath spoken, will He not make it good?NoneBehold, I am bidden to bless; And when He hath blessed, I cannot call it back.NoneNone hath beheld iniquity in Jacob, Neither hath one seen perverseness in Israel; The LORD his God is with him, And the shouting for the King is among them.NoneGod who brought them forth out of Egypt Is for them like the lofty horns of the wild-ox.NoneFor there is no enchantment with Jacob, Neither is there any divination with Israel; Now is it said of Jacob and of Israel: ‘What hath God wrought! ’NoneBehold a people that riseth up as a lioness, And as a lion doth he lift himself up; He shall not lie down until he eat of the prey, And drink the blood of the slain.NoneAnd Balak said unto Balaam: ‘Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all.’NoneBut Balaam answered and said unto Balak: ‘Told not I thee, saying: All that the LORD speaketh, that I must do?’NoneAnd Balak said unto Balaam: ‘Come now, I will take thee unto another place; peradventure it will please God that thou mayest curse me them from thence.’NoneAnd Balak took Balaam unto the top of Peor, that looketh down upon the desert.NoneAnd Balaam said unto Balak: ‘Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams.’NoneAnd Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered up a bullock and a ram on every altar.None
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