1: And Balaam said to Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven oxen and seven rams. 2: And Balak did as Balaam had spoken; and Balak and Balaam offered on [every] altar a bullock and a ram. 3: And Balaam said to Balak, Stand by thy burnt-offering, and I will go: it may be the LORD will come to meet me: and whatever he showeth me I will tell thee. And he went to a high place. 4: And God met Balaam: and he said to him, I have prepared seven altars, and I have offered upon [every] altar a bullock and a ram. 5: And the LORD put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said, Return to Balak, and thus thou shalt speak. 6: And he returned to him and lo, he stood by his burnt-sacrifice, he, and all the princes of Moab. 7: And he took up his parable, and said, Balak the king of Moab hath brought me from Aram, out of the mountains of the east, [saying], Come, curse Jacob for me, and come, defy Israel. 8: How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? or how shall I defy, [whom] the LORD hath not defied? 9: For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him: lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations. 10: Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth [part] of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his! 11: And Balak said to Balaam, What hast thou done to me? I took thee to curse my enemies, and behold, thou hast blessed [them] altogether. 12: And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which the LORD hath put in my mouth? 13: And Balak said to him, Come, I pray thee, with me to another place, from whence thou mayest see them: thou shalt see but the utmost part of them, and shalt not see them all: and from thence curse them for me. 14: And he brought him into the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered a bullock and a ram on [every] altar. 15: And he said to Balak, Stand here by thy burnt-offering, while I meet [the LORD] yonder. 16: And the LORD met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said, Go again to Balak, and say thus. 17: And when he came to him, behold, he stood by his burnt-offering, and the princes of Moab with him. And Balak said to him, What hath the LORD spoken? 18: And he took up his parable, and said, Rise, Balak, and hear; hearken to me, thou son of Zippor: 19: God [is] not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do [it]? or hath he spoke, and shall he not make it good? 20: Behold, I have received [commandment] to bless: and he hath blessed, and I cannot reverse it. 21: He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath he seen perverseness in Israel; the LORD his God [is] with him, and the shout of a king [is] among them. 22: God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of a unicorn. 23: Surely [there is] no enchantment against Jacob, neither [is there] any divination against Israel: according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What hath God wrought! 24: Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion, and lift up himself as a young lion: he shall not lie down until he shall eat [of] the prey, and drink the blood of the slain. 25: And Balak said to Balaam, Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all. 26: But Balaam answered and said to Balak, Did I not tell thee, saying, All that the LORD speaketh, that I must do? 27: And Balak said to Balaam, Come, I pray thee, I will bring thee to another place; perhaps it will please God that thou mayest from thence curse them for me. 28: And Balak brought Balaam to the top of Peor, that looketh towards Jeshimon. 29: And Balaam said to Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams. 30: And Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered a bullock and a ram on [every] altar.