The Blessed Remains Blessed – Number 24

And when Balaam saw that it pleased the LORD  to bless Israel, he went not, as at other times, to seek for  enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness.  Numbers 24:1 KJV

Numbers 24:2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he saw Israel  abiding in his tents according to their tribes; and the spirit  of God came upon him. 

Numbers 24:3 And he took up his parable,  and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man  whose eyes are open hath said: 

Numbers 24:4 He hath said, which heard the words of God, which saw the vision of the  Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open:  

Numbers 24:5 How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, and thy  tabernacles, O Israel! 

Numbers 24:6 As the valleys are they spread  forth, as gardens by the river’s side, as the trees of lign aloes  which the LORD hath planted, and as cedar trees beside  the waters. 

Numbers 24:7 He shall pour the water out of his  buckets, and his seed shall be in many waters, and his king  shall be higher than Agag, and his kingdom shall be exalted.  

Numbers 24:8 God brought him forth out of Egypt; he hath as it  were the strength of an unicorn: he shall eat up the nations  his enemies, and shall break their bones, and pierce them  through with his arrows. 

Numbers 24:9 He couched, he lay down  as a lion, and as a great lion: who shall stir him up? Blessed  is he that blesseth thee, and cursed is he that curseth thee.  

Numbers 24:10 And Balak’s anger was kindled against Balaam,  and he smote his hands together: and Balak said unto  Balaam, I called thee to curse mine enemies, and, behold,  thou hast altogether blessed them these three times.  

Numbers 24:11 Therefore now flee thou to thy place: I thought to  promote thee unto great honour; but, lo, the LORD hath  kept thee back from honour. 

Numbers 24:12 And Balaam said unto  Balak, Spake I not also to thy messengers which thou  sentest unto me, saying, 

Numbers 24:13 If Balak would give me his  house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the  commandment of the LORD, to do either good or bad of  mine own mind; but what the LORD saith, that will I  speak? 

Numbers 24:14 And now, behold, I go unto my people:  come therefore, and I will advertise thee what this people  shall do to thy people in the latter days.  

Numbers 24:15 And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the  son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open  hath said: 

Numbers 24:16 He hath said, which heard the words of  God, and knew the knowledge of the most High, which  saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but  having his eyes open: 

Numbers 24:17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out  of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall  smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of  Sheth. 

Numbers 24:18 And Edom shall be a possession, Seir also shall be a possession for his enemies; and Israel shall do valiantly. 

Numbers 24:19 Out of Jacob shall come he that shall  have dominion, and shall destroy him that remaineth of the  city.   

Numbers 24:20 And when he looked on Amalek, he took up his  parable, and said, Amalek was the first of the nations; but  his latter end shall be that he perish for ever. 

Numbers 24:21 And  he looked on the Kenites, and took up his parable, and said,  Strong is thy dwellingplace, and thou puttest thy nest in a  rock. 

Numbers 24:22 Nevertheless the Kenite shall be wasted, until  Asshur shall carry thee away captive. 

Numbers 24:23 And he took  up his parable, and said, Alas, who shall live when God  doeth this! 

Numbers 24:24 And ships shall come from the coast  of Chittim, and shall afflict Asshur, and shall afflict Eber,  and he also shall perish for ever. 

Numbers 24:25 And Balaam rose up, and went and returned to his place: and Balak also went  his way. KJV

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