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Numbers 22 :: King James Version (KJV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:1 - And the children H1121 of Israel H3478 set forward, H5265 and pitched H2583 in the plains H6160 of Moab H4124 on this side H5676 Jordan H3383 by Jericho. H3405

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:2 - And Balak H1111 the son H1121 of Zippor H6834 saw H7200 all that Israel H3478 had done H6213 to the Amorites. H567

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:3 - And Moab H4124 was sore H3966 afraid H1481 of H6440 the people, H5971 because they were many: H7227 and Moab H4124 was distressed H6973 because of H6440 the children H1121 of Israel. H3478

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:4 - And Moab H4124 said H559 unto the elders H2205 of Midian, H4080 Now shall this company H6951 lick up H3897 all that are round about H5439 us, as the ox H7794 licketh up H3897 the grass H3418 of the field. H7704 And Balak H1111 the son H1121 of Zippor H6834 was king H4428 of the Moabites H4124 at that time. H6256

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:5 - He sent H7971 messengers H4397 therefore unto Balaam H1109 the son H1121 of Beor H1160 to Pethor, H6604 which is by the river H5104 of the land H776 of the children H1121 of his people, H5971 to call H7121 him, saying, H559 Behold, there is a people H5971 come out H3318 from Egypt: H4714 behold, they cover H3680 the face H5869 of the earth, H776 and they abide H3427 over against H4136 me:

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:6 - Come H3212 now therefore, I pray thee, curse H779 me this people; H5971 for they are too mighty H6099 for me: peradventure I shall prevail, H3201 that we may smite H5221 them, and that I may drive them out H1644 of the land: H776 for I wot H3045 that he whom thou blessest H1288 is blessed, H1288 and he whom thou cursest H779 is cursed. H779

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:7 - And the elders H2205 of Moab H4124 and the elders H2205 of Midian H4080 departed H3212 with the rewards of divination H7081 in their hand; H3027 and they came H935 unto Balaam, H1109 and spake H1696 unto him the words H1697 of Balak. H1111

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:8 - And he said H559 unto them, Lodge H3885 here this night, H3915 and I will bring H7725  you word H1697 again, H7725 as the LORD H3068 shall speak H1696 unto me: and the princes H8269 of Moab H4124 abode H3427 with Balaam. H1109

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:9 - And God H430 came H935 unto Balaam, H1109 and said, H559 What men H582 are these with thee?

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:10 - And Balaam H1109 said H559 unto God, H430 Balak H1111 the son H1121 of Zippor, H6834 king H4428 of Moab, H4124 hath sent H7971 unto me, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:11 - Behold, there is a people H5971 come out H3318 of Egypt, H4714 which covereth H3680 the face H5869 of the earth: H776 come H3212 now, curse H6895 me them; peradventure I shall be able H3201 to overcome H3898 them, and drive them out. H1644

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:12 - And God H430 said H559 unto Balaam, H1109 Thou shalt not go H3212 with them; thou shalt not curse H779 the people: H5971 for they are blessed. H1288

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:13 - And Balaam H1109 rose up H6965 in the morning, H1242 and said H559 unto the princes H8269 of Balak, H1111 Get H3212 you into your land: H776 for the LORD H3068 refuseth H3985 to give me leave H5414 to go H1980 with you.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:14 - And the princes H8269 of Moab H4124 rose up, H6965 and they went H935 unto Balak, H1111 and said, H559 Balaam H1109 refuseth H3985 to come H1980 with us.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:15 - And Balak H1111 sent H7971 yet again H3254 princes, H8269 more, H7227 and more honourable H3513 than they.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:16 - And they came H935 to Balaam, H1109 and said H559 to him, Thus saith H559 Balak H1111 the son H1121 of Zippor, H6834 Let nothing, I pray thee, hinder H4513 thee from coming H1980 unto me:

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:17 - For I will promote H3513  thee unto very H3966 great H3513 honour, H3513 and I will do H6213 whatsoever thou sayest H559 unto me: come H3212 therefore, I pray thee, curse H6895 me this people. H5971

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:18 - And Balaam H1109 answered H6030 and said H559 unto the servants H5650 of Balak, H1111 If Balak H1111 would give H5414 me his house H1004 full H4393 of silver H3701 and gold, H2091 I cannot H3201 go beyond H5674 the word H6310 of the LORD H3068 my God, H430 to do H6213 less H6996 or more. H1419

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:19 - Now therefore, I pray you, tarry H3427 ye also here this night, H3915 that I may know H3045 what the LORD H3068 will say H1696 unto me more. H3254

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:20 - And God H430 came H935 unto Balaam H1109 at night, H3915 and said H559 unto him, If the men H582 come H935 to call H7121 thee, rise up, H6965 and go H3212 with them; but yet H389 the word H1697 which I shall say H1696 unto thee, that shalt thou do. H6213

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:21 - And Balaam H1109 rose up H6965 in the morning, H1242 and saddled H2280 his ass, H860 and went H3212 with the princes H8269 of Moab. H4124

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:22 - And God's H430 anger H639 was kindled H2734 because he went: H1980 and the angel H4397 of the LORD H3068 stood H3320 in the way H1870 for an adversary H7854 against him. Now he was riding H7392 upon his ass, H860 and his two H8147 servants H5288 were with him.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:23 - And the ass H860 saw H7200 the angel H4397 of the LORD H3068 standing H5324 in the way, H1870 and his sword H2719 drawn H8025 in his hand: H3027 and the ass H860 turned aside H5186 out of the way, H1870 and went H3212 into the field: H7704 and Balaam H1109 smote H5221 the ass, H860 to turn H5186 her into the way. H1870

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:24 - But the angel H4397 of the LORD H3068 stood H5975 in a path H4934 of the vineyards, H3754 a wall H1447 being on this side, and a wall H1447 on that side.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:25 - And when the ass H860 saw H7200 the angel H4397 of the LORD, H3068 she thrust H3905 herself unto the wall, H7023 and crushed H3905 Balaam's H1109 foot H7272 against the wall: H7023 and he smote H5221 her again. H3254

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:26 - And the angel H4397 of the LORD H3068 went H5674 further, H3254 and stood H5975 in a narrow H6862 place, H4725 where was no way H1870 to turn H5186 either to the right hand H3225 or to the left. H8040

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:27 - And when the ass H860 saw H7200 the angel H4397 of the LORD, H3068 she fell down H7257 under Balaam: H1109 and Balaam's H1109 anger H639 was kindled, H2734 and he smote H5221 the ass H860 with a staff. H4731

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:28 - And the LORD H3068 opened H6605 the mouth H6310 of the ass, H860 and she said H559 unto Balaam, H1109 What have I done H6213 unto thee, that thou hast smitten H5221 me these three H7969 times? H7272

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:29 - And Balaam H1109 said H559 unto the ass, H860 Because thou hast mocked H5953 me: I would H3863 there were H3426 a sword H2719 in mine hand, H3027 for now would I kill H2026 thee.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:30 - And the ass H860 said H559 unto Balaam, H1109 Am not I thine ass, H860 upon which thou hast ridden H7392 ever since I was thine unto this day? H3117 was I ever H5532 wont H5532 to do so H6213 unto thee? And he said, H559 Nay.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:31 - Then the LORD H3068 opened H1540 the eyes H5869 of Balaam, H1109 and he saw H7200 the angel H4397 of the LORD H3068 standing H5324 in the way, H1870 and his sword H2719 drawn H8025 in his hand: H3027 and he bowed down H6915 his head, and fell flat H7812 on his face. H639

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:32 - And the angel H4397 of the LORD H3068 said H559 unto him, Wherefore hast thou smitten H5221 thine ass H860 these three H7969 times? H7272 behold, I went out H3318 to withstand H7854 thee, because thy way H1870 is perverse H3399 before me:

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:33 - And the ass H860 saw H7200 me, and turned H5186 from me H6440 these three H7969 times: H7272 unless H194 she had turned H5186 from me, H6440 surely now also I had slain H2026 thee, and saved her alive. H2421

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:34 - And Balaam H1109 said H559 unto the angel H4397 of the LORD, H3068 I have sinned; H2398 for I knew H3045 not that thou stoodest H5324 in the way H1870 against H7125 me: now therefore, if it displease thee, H7489 H5869 I will get me back again. H7725

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:35 - And the angel H4397 of the LORD H3068 said H559 unto Balaam, H1109 Go H3212 with the men: H582 but only H657 the word H1697 that I shall speak H1696 unto thee, that thou shalt speak. H1696 So Balaam H1109 went H3212 with the princes H8269 of Balak. H1111

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:36 - And when Balak H1111 heard H8085 that Balaam H1109 was come, H935 he went out H3318 to meet H7125 him unto a city H5892 of Moab, H4124 which is in the border H1366 of Arnon, H769 which is in the utmost H7097 coast. H1366

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:37 - And Balak H1111 said H559 unto Balaam, H1109 Did I not earnestly H7971 send H7971 unto thee to call H7121 thee? wherefore camest H1980 thou not unto me? am I not able H3201 indeed H552 to promote thee to honour? H3513

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:38 - And Balaam H1109 said H559 unto Balak, H1111 Lo, I am come H935 unto thee: have I now any power H3201 at all H3201 to say H1696 any thing? H3972 the word H1697 that God H430 putteth H7760 in my mouth, H6310 that shall I speak. H1696

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:39 - And Balaam H1109 went H3212 with Balak, H1111 and they came H935 unto Kirjathhuzoth. H2351 H7155

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:40 - And Balak H1111 offered H2076 oxen H1241 and sheep, H6629 and sent H7971 to Balaam, H1109 and to the princes H8269 that were with him.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:41 - And it came to pass on the morrow, H1242 that Balak H1111 took H3947 Balaam, H1109 and brought him up H5927 into the high places H1116 of Baal, H1120 that thence he might see H7200 the utmost H7097 part of the people. H5971

The Authorized Version or King James Version (KJV), 1611, 1769.
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