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24:1 When Balaam saw that it pleased Yahweh to bless Israel, he didn`t go, as at the other times, to meet with enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness.
24:3 He took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor says, The man whose eye was closed says;
24:6 As valleys are they spread forth, As gardens by the river-side, As lign-aloes which Yahweh has planted, As cedar-trees beside the waters.
24:8 God brings him forth out of Egypt; He has as it were the strength of the wild-ox: He shall eat up the nations his adversaries, Shall break their bones in pieces, Smite [them] through with his arrows.
24:9 He couched, he lay down as a lion, As a lioness; who shall rouse him up? Blessed be everyone who blesses you, Cursed be everyone who curses you.
24:10 Balak`s anger was kindled against Balaam, and he struck his hands together; and Balak said to Balaam, I called you to curse my enemies, and, behold, you have altogether blessed them these three times.
24:11 Therefore now flee you to your place: I thought to promote you to great honor; but, behold, Yahweh has kept you back from honor.
24:12 Balaam said to Balak, Didn`t I also tell your messengers who you sent to me, saying,
24:14 Now, behold, I go to my people: come, [and] I will advertise you what this people shall do to your people in the latter days.
24:15 He took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor says, The man whose eye was closed says;
24:17 I see him, but not now; I see him, but not near: There shall come forth a star out of Jacob, A scepter shall rise out of Israel, Shall strike through the corners of Moab, Break down all the sons of tumult.
24:19 Out of Jacob shall one have dominion, Shall destroy the remnant from the city.
24:20 He looked at Amalek, and took up his parable, and said, Amalek was the first of the nations; But his latter end shall come to destruction.
24:21 He looked at the Kenite, and took up his parable, and said, Strong is your dwelling-place, Your nest is set in the rock.
24:22 Nevertheless Kain shall be wasted, Until Asshur shall carry you away captive.
24:23 He took up his parable, and said, Alas, who shall live when God does this?