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Numbers 22 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:1 - The children of Yisra'el traveled, and encamped in the plains of Mo'av beyond the Yarden at Yericho.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:2 - Balak the son of Tzippor saw all that Yisra'el had done to the Amori.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:3 - Mo'av was sore afraid of the people, because they were many: and Mo'av was distressed because of the children of Yisra'el.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:4 - Mo'av said to the Zakenim of Midyan, Now will this multitude lick up all that is round about us, as the ox licks up the grass of the field. Balak the son of Tzippor was king of Mo'av at that time.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:5 - He sent messengers to Bil`am the son of Be'or, to Petor, which is by the River, to the land of the children of his people, to call him, saying, Behold, there is a people come out from Mitzrayim: behold, they cover the surface of the eretz, and they abide over against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:6 - Please come now therefore curse me this people; for they are too mighty for me: peradventure I shall prevail, that we may strike them, and that I may drive them out of the land; for I know that he whom you bless is blessed, and he whom you curse is cursed.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:7 - The Zakenim of Mo'av and the Zakenim of Midyan departed with the rewards of divination in their hand; and they came to Bil`am, and spoke to him the words of Balak.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:8 - He said to them, Lodge here this night, and I will bring you word again, as the LORD shall speak to me: and the princes of Mo'av abode with Bil`am.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:9 - God came to Bil`am, and said, What men are these with you?
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:10 - Bil`am said to God, Balak the son of Tzippor, king of Mo'av, has sent to me, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:11 - Behold, the people that is come out of Mitzrayim, it covers the surface of the eretz: now, come curse me them; peradventure I shall be able to fight against them, and shall drive them out.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:12 - God said to Bil`am, You shall not go with them; you shall not curse the people; for they are blessed.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:13 - Bil`am rose up in the morning, and said to the princes of Balak, Get you into your land; for the LORD refuses to give me leave to go with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:14 - The princes of Mo'av rose up, and they went to Balak, and said, Bil`am refuses to come with us.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:15 - Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honorable than they.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:16 - They came to Bil`am, and said to him, Thus says Balak the son of Tzippor, Please let nothing hinder you from coming to me:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:17 - for I will promote you to very great honor, and whatever you say to me I will do. Please come therefore, and curse this people for me.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:18 - Bil`am answered the servants of Balak, If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I can't go beyond the word of the LORD my God, to do less or more.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:19 - Now therefore, please wait also here this night, that I may know what the LORD will speak to me more.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:20 - God came to Bil`am at night, and said to him, If the men are come to call you, rise up, go with them; but only the word which I speak to you, that shall you do.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:21 - Bil`am rose up in the morning, and saddled his donkey, and went with the princes of Mo'av.

The Angel and Balaam

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:22 - God's anger was kindled because he went; and the angel of the LORD placed himself in the way for an adversary against him. Now he was riding on his donkey, and his two servants were with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:23 - 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 Bil`am struck the donkey, to turn her into the way.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:24 - Then the angel of the LORD stood in a narrow path between the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on that side.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:25 - The donkey saw the angel of the LORD, and she thrust herself to the wall, and crushed Bil`am's foot against the wall: and he struck her again.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:26 - The angel of the LORD went further, and stood in a narrow place, where was no way to turn either to the right hand or to the left.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:27 - The donkey saw the angel of the LORD, and she lay down under Bil`am: and Bil`am's anger was kindled, and he struck the donkey with his staff.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:28 - The LORD opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Bil`am, What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:29 - Bil`am said to the donkey, Because you have mocked me, I would there were a sword in my hand, for now I had killed you.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:30 - The donkey said to Bil`am, Am I not your donkey, on which you have ridden all your life long to this day? was I ever wont to do so to you? and he said, No.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:31 - Then the LORD opened the eyes of Bil`am, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, with his sword drawn in his hand; and he bowed his head, and fell on his face.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:32 - The angel of the LORD said to him, Why have you struck your donkey these three times? behold, I am come forth for an adversary, because your way is perverse before me:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:33 - and the donkey saw me, and turned aside before me these three times: unless she had turned aside from me, surely now I had even slain you, and saved her alive.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:34 - Bil`am said to the angel of the LORD, I have sinned; for I didn't know that you stood in the way against me: now therefore, if it displease you, I will get me back again.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:35 - The angel of the LORD said to Bil`am, Go with the men; but only the word that I shall speak to you, that you shall speak. So Bil`am went with the princes of Balak.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:36 - When Balak heard that Bil`am was come, he went out to meet him to the City of Mo'av, which is on the border of the Arnon, which is in the utmost part of the border.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:37 - Balak said to Bil`am, Didn't I earnestly send to you to call you? why didn't you come to me? am I not able indeed to promote you to honor?
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:38 - Bil`am said to Balak, Behold, I have come to you: have I now any power at all to speak anything? the word that God puts in my mouth, that shall I speak.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:39 - Bil`am went with Balak, and they came to Kiryat-Hutzot.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:40 - Balak sacrificed oxen and sheep, and sent to Bil`am, and to the princes who were with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:41 - It happened in the morning, that Balak took Bil`am, and brought him up into the high places of Ba`al; and he saw from there the utmost part of the people.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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