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Regarding Moab, the Lord said unto Moses, “Fear him not: for I have delivered him into thy hand, and all his people, and his land; and thou shalt do to him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon.” So they smote him, and his sons, and all his people, until there was left him alive: and they possessed his land.
The children of Israel set forward, and pitched in the plains of Moab on the side Jordan by Jericho. When Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites, he was afraid. The people were scary, because they were so many. Thus, Moab was distressed because of the children of Israel.
Balak was king of the Moabites at that time. He sent messengers therefore unto the prophet, Balaam, the son of Beor, to Pethor, which was by the river of the land of the children of his people. He wanted to call him to help. He said, “Behold, there is a people come out from Egypt. They literally cover the face of the earth. Right now they are camped by me.” The message continued, “Come now, I pray thee, curse this people for me. For they are too mighty for us to fight. We won't prevail if we smite them. I want you to drive them out of the land, because I've heard that he whom thou blesses is blessed, and he whom thou curses is cursed.”
So the elders of Moab and Midian departed with the rewards of divination in their hand. They went to Balaam, and told him the words of Balak.
Balaam said unto them, “Lodge here this night, I will Talk to God and bring you word again, as to what the Lord shall speak to me. So the princes of Moab abode with Balaam that night.
God came to Balaam, and said, “Who are these men?
Balaam said unto God, “Balak king of Moab, sent them to me, saying, 'Behold, there is a people come out of Egypt, which covers the face of the earth: come now, curse me them; peradventure I shall be able to overcome them, and drive them out.”
God said unto Balaam, “Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people: for they are blessed.”
Balaam rose up in the morning, and said unto the princes of Balak, “Go back to your land, for the Lord refuses to give me leave to go with you.”
The princes of Moab rose up, and went back to Balak, and said, “Balaam refused to come with us.”
Balak sent other princes, which were more honorable than the first ones. They came to Balaam, and said to him, “Thus saith Balak the son of Zippor, 'Let nothing, I pray thee, hinder thee from coming to me: For I will promote you unto very great honor, and I will do whatsoever you say to me: come therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people.”
Balaam answered and said unto the servants of Balak, “If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the word of my God, to do less or more.”
He turned to the men and said, “Now therefore, I pray you, tarry here this night, that I may know if the Lord will say more to me.”
God came to Balaam that night, and said, “If the men come to call again, rise up, and go with them; but only say the words which I shall give you, that is all you shall say.”
So Balaam rose up in the morning, and saddled his donkey, and went with the princes of Moab. God's anger was kindled because he chose to go. So the angel of the Lord stood in the way as an adversary against him. He was riding upon his donkey, and his two servants were with him.
The donkey saw the angel of the Lord standing in the way, with his sword drawn in his hand: and the donkey turned aside out of the way, and went into the field: and Balaam smote her, to turn her back into the way. . . .
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