KJV NUM24 with Strong's Hebrew/GreekNUM23.htm NUM25.htm
24:1 And when Balaam [H1109] saw [H7200] that it pleased [H5869] [H2895] the LORD [H3068] to bless [H1288] Israel [H3478] , he went [H1980] not, as at other times [H6471] , to seek [H7125] for enchantments [H5173] , but he set [H7896] his face [H6440] toward the wilderness [H4057] .(to seek: Heb. to the meeting of)
24:2 And Balaam [H1109] lifted up [H5375] his eyes [H5869] , and he saw [H7200] Israel [H3478] abiding [H7931] [in his tents] according to their tribes [H7626] ; and the spirit [H7307] of God [H430] came upon him.
24:3 And he took up [H5375] his parable [H4912] , and said [H559] , Balaam [H1109] the son [H1121] of Beor [H1160] hath said [H5002] , and the man [H1397] whose eyes [H5869] are open [H8365] hath said [H5002] :(whose: Heb. who had his eyes shut, but now opened)
24:4 He hath said [H5002] , which heard [H8085] the words [H561] of God [H410] , which saw [H2372] the vision [H4236] of the Almighty [H7706] , falling [H5307] [into a trance], but having his eyes [H5869] open [H1540] :
24:5 How goodly [H2895] are thy tents [H168] , O Jacob [H3290] , [and] thy tabernacles [H4908] , O Israel [H3478] !
24:6 As the valleys [H5158] are they spread forth [H5186] , as gardens [H1593] by the river's side [H5104] , as the trees of lign aloes [H174] which the LORD [H3068] hath planted [H5193] , [and] as cedar trees [H730] beside the waters [H4325] .
24:7 He shall pour [H5140] the water [H4325] out [H5140] of his buckets [H1805] , and his seed [H2233] [shall be] in many [H7227] waters [H4325] , and his king [H4428] shall be higher [H7311] than Agag [H90] , and his kingdom [H4438] shall be exalted [H5375] .
24:8 God [H410] brought him forth [H3318] out of Egypt [H4714] ; he hath as it were the strength [H8443] of an unicorn [H7214] : he shall eat up [H398] the nations [H1471] his enemies [H6862] , and shall break [H1633] their bones [H6106] , and pierce [H4272] [them] through with his arrows [H2671] .
24:9 He couched [H3766] , he lay down [H7901] as a lion [H738] , and as a great lion [H3833] : who shall stir him up [H6965] ? Blessed [H1288] [is] he that blesseth [H1288] thee, and cursed [H779] [is] he that curseth [H779] thee.
24:10 And Balak's [H1111] anger [H639] was kindled [H2734] against Balaam [H1109] , and he smote [H5606] his hands [H3709] together [H5606] : and Balak [H1111] said [H559] unto Balaam [H1109] , I called [H7121] thee to curse [H6895] mine enemies [H341] , and, behold, thou hast altogether [H1288] blessed [H1288] [them] these three [H7969] times [H6471] .
24:11 Therefore now flee [H1272] thou to thy place [H4725] : I thought [H559] to promote [H3513] thee unto great [H3513] honour [H3513] ; but, lo, the LORD [H3068] hath kept thee back [H4513] from honour [H3519] .
24:12 And Balaam [H1109] said [H559] unto Balak [H1111] , Spake [H1696] I not also to thy messengers [H4397] which thou sentest [H7971] unto me, saying [H559] ,
24:13 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 commandment [H6310] of the LORD [H3068] , to do [H6213] [either] good [H2896] or bad [H7451] of mine own mind [H3820] ; [but] what the LORD [H3068] saith [H1696] , that will I speak [H1696] ?
24:14 And now, behold, I go [H1980] unto my people [H5971] : come [H3212] [therefore, and] I will advertise [H3289] thee what this people [H5971] shall do [H6213] to thy people [H5971] in the latter [H319] days [H3117] .
24:15 And he took up [H5375] his parable [H4912] , and said [H559] , Balaam [H1109] the son [H1121] of Beor [H1160] hath said [H5002] , and the man [H1397] whose eyes [H5869] are open [H8365] hath said [H5002] :
24:16 He hath said [H5002] , which heard [H8085] the words [H561] of God [H410] , and knew [H3045] the knowledge [H1847] of the most High [H5945] , [which] saw [H2372] the vision [H4236] of the Almighty [H7706] , falling [H5307] [into a trance], but having his eyes [H5869] open [H1540] :
24:17 I shall see [H7200] him, but not now: I shall behold [H7789] him, but not nigh [H7138] : there shall come [H1869] a Star [H3556] out of Jacob [H3290] , and a Sceptre [H7626] shall rise [H6965] out of Israel [H3478] , and shall smite [H4272] the corners [H6285] of Moab [H4124] , and destroy [H6979] all the children [H1121] of Sheth [H8352] [H8351] .(smite: or, smite through the princes of)
24:18 And Edom [H123] shall be a possession [H3424] , Seir [H8165] also shall be a possession [H3424] for his enemies [H341] ; and Israel [H3478] shall do [H6213] valiantly [H2428] .
24:19 Out of Jacob [H3290] shall come he that shall have dominion [H7287] , and shall destroy [H6] him that remaineth [H8300] of the city [H5892] .
24:20 And when he looked [H7200] on Amalek [H6002] , he took up [H5375] his parable [H4912] , and said [H559] , Amalek [H6002] [was] the first [H7225] of the nations [H1471] ; but his latter [H319] end [shall be] that he perish [H8] for ever [H5703] .(the nations: the nations that warred against Israel)(that: or, even to destruction)
24:21 And he looked [H7200] on the Kenites [H7017] , and took up [H5375] his parable [H4912] , and said [H559] , Strong [H386] is thy dwellingplace [H4186] , and thou puttest [H7760] thy nest [H7064] in a rock [H5553] .
24:22 Nevertheless the Kenite [H7014] shall [H518] be wasted [H1197] , until Asshur [H804] shall carry thee away captive [H7617] .(the Kenite: Heb. Kain)(until: or, how long shall it be ere Asshur carry thee away captive)
24:23 And he took up [H5375] his parable [H4912] , and said [H559] , Alas [H188] , who shall live [H2421] when God [H410] doeth [H7760] this!
24:24 And ships [H6716] [shall come] from the coast [H3027] of Chittim [H3794] , and shall afflict [H6031] Asshur [H804] , and shall afflict [H6031] Eber [H5677] , and he also shall perish [H8] for ever [H5703] .
24:25 And Balaam [H1109] rose up [H6965] , and went [H3212] and returned [H7725] to his place [H4725] : and Balak [H1111] also went [H1980] his way [H1870] .