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Numbers 23


1  And Balaam1109 said559 unto413 Balak,1111 Build1129 me here2088 seven7651 altars,4196 and prepare3559 me here2088 seven7651 oxen6499 and seven7651 rams.352

2  And Balak1111 did6213 as834 Balaam1109 had spoken;1696 and Balak1111 and Balaam1109 offered5927 on every altar4196 a bullock6499 and a ram.352

3  And Balaam1109 said559 unto Balak,1111 Stand3320 by5921 thy burnt offering,5930 and I will go:1980 peradventure194 the LORD3068 will come7136 to meet7125 me: and whatsoever1697 4100 he showeth7200 me I will tell5046 thee. And he went1980 to a high place.8205

4  And God430 met7136 413 Balaam:1109 and he said559 unto413 him, I have prepared6186 853 seven7651 altars,4196 and I have offered5927 upon every altar4196 a bullock6499 and a ram.352

5  And the LORD3068 put7760 a word1697 in Balaam's1109 mouth,6310 and said,559 Return7725 unto413 Balak,1111 and thus3541 thou shalt speak.1696

6  And he returned7725 unto413 him, and, lo,2009 he stood5324 by5921 his burnt sacrifice,5930 he,1931 and all3605 the princes8269 of Moab.4124

7  And he took up5375 his parable,4912 and said,559 Balak1111 the king4428 of Moab4124 hath brought5148 me from4480 Aram,758 out of the mountains4480 2042 of the east,6924 saying, Come,1980 curse779 me Jacob,3290 and come,1980 defy2194 Israel.3478

8  How4100 shall I curse,6895 whom God410 hath not3808 cursed?6895 or how4100 shall I defy,2194 whom the LORD3068 hath not3808 defied?2194

9  For3588 from the top4480 7218 of the rocks6697 I see7200 him, and from the hills4480 1389 I behold7789 him: lo,2005 the people5971 shall dwell7931 alone,910 and shall not3808 be reckoned2803 among the nations.1471

10  Who4310 can count4487 the dust6083 of Jacob,3290 and the number4557 of 853 the fourth7255 part of Israel?3478 Let me5315 die4191 the death4194 of the righteous,3477 and let my last end319 be1961 like his!3644

11  And Balak1111 said559 unto413 Balaam,1109 What4100 hast thou done6213 unto me? I took3947 thee to curse6895 mine enemies,341 and, behold,2009 thou hast blessed them altogether.1288 1288

12  And he answered6030 and said,559 Must I not3808 take heed8104 to speak1696 that 853 which834 the LORD3068 hath put7760 in my mouth?6310

13  And Balak1111 said559 unto413 him, Come,1980 I pray thee,4994 with854 me unto413 another312 place,4725 from whence834 4480 8033 thou mayest see7200 them: thou shalt see7200 but657 the utmost part7097 of them, and shalt not3808 see7200 them all:3605 and curse6895 me them from thence.4480 8033

14  And he brought3947 him into the field7704 of Zophim,6839 to413 the top7218 of Pisgah,6449 and built1129 seven7651 altars,4196 and offered5927 a bullock6499 and a ram352 on every altar.4196

15  And he said559 unto413 Balak,1111 Stand3320 here3541 by5921 thy burnt offering,5930 while I595 meet7136 the LORD yonder.3541

16  And the LORD3068 met7136 413 Balaam,1109 and put7760 a word1697 in his mouth,6310 and said,559 Go again7725 unto413 Balak,1111 and say1696 thus.3541

17  And when he came935 to413 him, behold,2009 he stood5324 by5921 his burnt offering,5930 and the princes8269 of Moab4124 with854 him. And Balak1111 said559 unto him, What4100 hath the LORD3068 spoken?1696

18  And he took up5375 his parable,4912 and said,559 Rise up,6965 Balak,1111 and hear;8085 hearken238 unto5704 me, thou son1121 of Zippor:6834

19  God410 is not3808 a man,376 that he should lie;3576 neither the son1121 of man,120 that he should repent:5162 hath he1931 said,559 and shall he not3808 do6213 it? or hath he spoken,1696 and shall he not3808 make it good?6965

20  Behold,2009 I have received3947 commandment to bless:1288 and he hath blessed;1288 and I cannot3808 reverse7725 it.

21  He hath not3808 beheld5027 iniquity205 in Jacob,3290 neither3808 hath he seen7200 perverseness5999 in Israel:3478 the LORD3068 his God430 is with5973 him, and the shout8643 of a king4428 is among them.

22  God410 brought them out3318 of Egypt;4480 4714 he hath as it were the strength8443 of a unicorn.7214

23  Surely3588 there is no3808 enchantment5173 against Jacob,3290 neither3808 is there any divination7081 against Israel:3478 according to this time6256 it shall be said559 of Jacob3290 and of Israel,3478 What4100 hath God410 wrought!6466

24  Behold,2005 the people5971 shall rise up6965 as a great lion,3833 and lift up himself5375 as a young lion:738 he shall not3808 lie down7901 until5704 he eat398 of the prey,2964 and drink8354 the blood1818 of the slain.2491

25  And Balak1111 said559 unto413 Balaam,1109 Neither1571 3808 curse them at all,6895 6895 nor1571 3808 bless them at all.1288 1288

26  But Balaam1109 answered6030 and said559 unto413 Balak,1111 Told1696 413 not3808 I thee, saying,559 All3605 that834 the LORD3068 speaketh,1696 that I must do?6213

27  And Balak1111 said559 unto413 Balaam,1109 Come,1980 I pray thee,4994 I will bring3947 thee unto413 another312 place;4725 peradventure194 it will please3474 5869 God430 that thou mayest curse6895 me them from thence.4480 8033

28  And Balak1111 brought3947 853 Balaam1109 unto the top7218 of Peor,6465 that looketh8259 toward5921 6440 Jeshimon.3452

29  And Balaam1109 said559 unto413 Balak,1111 Build1129 me here2088 seven7651 altars,4196 and prepare3559 me here2088 seven7651 bullocks6499 and seven7651 rams.352

30  And Balak1111 did6213 as834 Balaam1109 had said,559 and offered5927 a bullock6499 and a ram352 on every altar.4196


1 καὶ εἶπεν Βαλααμ τῷ Βαλακ οἰκοδόμησόν μοι ἐνταῦθα ἑπτὰ βωμοὺς καὶ ἑτοίμασόν μοι ἐνταῦθα ἑπτὰ μόσχους καὶ ἑπτὰ κριούς

2 καὶ ἐποίησεν Βαλακ ὃν τρόπον εἶπεν αὐτῷ Βαλααμ καὶ ἀνήνεγκεν μόσχον καὶ κριὸν ἐπὶ τὸν βωμόν

3 καὶ εἶπεν Βαλααμ πρὸς Βαλακ παράστηθι ἐπὶ τῆς θυσίας σου καὶ πορεύσομαι εἴ μοι φανεῖται ὁ θεὸς ἐν συναντήσει καὶ ῥῆμα ὃ ἐάν μοι δείξῃ ἀναγγελῶ σοι καὶ παρέστη Βαλακ ἐπὶ τῆς θυσίας αὐτοῦ καὶ Βαλααμ ἐπορεύθη ἐπερωτῆσαι τὸν θεὸν καὶ ἐπορεύθη εὐθεῖαν

4 καὶ ἐφάνη ὁ θεὸς τῷ Βαλααμ καὶ εἶπεν πρὸς αὐτὸν Βαλααμ τοὺς ἑπτὰ βωμοὺς ἡτοίμασα καὶ ἀνεβίβασα μόσχον καὶ κριὸν ἐπὶ τὸν βωμόν

5 καὶ ἐνέβαλεν ὁ θεὸς ῥῆμα εἰς τὸ στόμα Βαλααμ καὶ εἶπεν ἐπιστραφεὶς πρὸς Βαλακ οὕτως λαλήσεις

6 καὶ ἀπεστράφη πρὸς αὐτόν καὶ ὅδε ἐφειστήκει ἐπὶ τῶν ὁλοκαυτωμάτων αὐτοῦ καὶ πάντες οἱ ἄρχοντες Μωαβ μετ᾽ αὐτοῦ

7 καὶ ἐγενήθη πνεῦμα θεοῦ ἐπ᾽ αὐτῷ καὶ ἀναλαβὼν τὴν παραβολὴν αὐτοῦ εἶπεν ἐκ Μεσοποταμίας μετεπέμψατό με Βαλακ βασιλεὺς Μωαβ ἐξ ὀρέων ἀπ᾽ ἀνατολῶν λέγων δεῦρο ἄρασαί μοι τὸν Ιακωβ καὶ δεῦρο ἐπικατάρασαί μοι τὸν Ισραηλ

8 τί ἀράσωμαι ὃν μὴ καταρᾶται κύριος ἢ τί καταράσωμαι ὃν μὴ καταρᾶται ὁ θεός

9 ὅτι ἀπὸ κορυφῆς ὀρέων ὄψομαι αὐτὸν καὶ ἀπὸ βουνῶν προσνοήσω αὐτόν ἰδοὺ λαὸς μόνος κατοικήσει καὶ ἐν ἔθνεσιν οὐ συλλογισθήσεται

10 τίς ἐξηκριβάσατο τὸ σπέρμα Ιακωβ καὶ τίς ἐξαριθμήσεται δήμους Ισραηλ ἀποθάνοι ἡ ψυχή μου ἐν ψυχαῖς δικαίων καὶ γένοιτο τὸ σπέρμα μου ὡς τὸ σπέρμα τούτων

11 καὶ εἶπεν Βαλακ πρὸς Βαλααμ τί πεποίηκάς μοι εἰς κατάρασιν ἐχθρῶν μου κέκληκά σε καὶ ἰδοὺ εὐλόγηκας εὐλογίαν

12 καὶ εἶπεν Βαλααμ πρὸς Βαλακ οὐχὶ ὅσα ἐὰν ἐμβάλῃ ὁ θεὸς εἰς τὸ στόμα μου τοῦτο φυλάξω λαλῆσαι

13 καὶ εἶπεν πρὸς αὐτὸν Βαλακ δεῦρο ἔτι μετ᾽ ἐμοῦ εἰς τόπον ἄλλον ἐξ ὧν οὐκ ὄψῃ αὐτὸν ἐκεῖθεν ἀλλ᾽ ἢ μέρος τι αὐτοῦ ὄψῃ πάντας δὲ οὐ μὴ ἴδῃς καὶ κατάρασαί μοι αὐτὸν ἐκεῖθεν

14 καὶ παρέλαβεν αὐτὸν εἰς ἀγροῦ σκοπιὰν ἐπὶ κορυφὴν λελαξευμένου καὶ ᾠκοδόμησεν ἐκεῖ ἑπτὰ βωμοὺς καὶ ἀνεβίβασεν μόσχον καὶ κριὸν ἐπὶ τὸν βωμόν

15 καὶ εἶπεν Βαλααμ πρὸς Βαλακ παράστηθι ἐπὶ τῆς θυσίας σου ἐγὼ δὲ πορεύσομαι ἐπερωτῆσαι τὸν θεόν

16 καὶ συνήντησεν ὁ θεὸς τῷ Βαλααμ καὶ ἐνέβαλεν ῥῆμα εἰς τὸ στόμα αὐτοῦ καὶ εἶπεν ἀποστράφητι πρὸς Βαλακ καὶ τάδε λαλήσεις

17 καὶ ἀπεστράφη πρὸς αὐτόν καὶ ὅδε ἐφειστήκει ἐπὶ τῆς ὁλοκαυτώσεως αὐτοῦ καὶ πάντες οἱ ἄρχοντες Μωαβ μετ᾽ αὐτοῦ καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ Βαλακ τί ἐλάλησεν κύριος

18 καὶ ἀναλαβὼν τὴν παραβολὴν αὐτοῦ εἶπεν ἀνάστηθι Βαλακ καὶ ἄκουε ἐνώτισαι μάρτυς υἱὸς Σεπφωρ

19 οὐχ ὡς ἄνθρωπος ὁ θεὸς διαρτηθῆναι οὐδὲ ὡς υἱὸς ἀνθρώπου ἀπειληθῆναι αὐτὸς εἴπας οὐχὶ ποιήσει λαλήσει καὶ οὐχὶ ἐμμενεῖ

20 ἰδοὺ εὐλογεῖν παρείλημμαι εὐλογήσω καὶ οὐ μὴ ἀποστρέψω

21 οὐκ ἔσται μόχθος ἐν Ιακωβ οὐδὲ ὀφθήσεται πόνος ἐν Ισραηλ κύριος ὁ θεὸς αὐτοῦ μετ᾽ αὐτοῦ τὰ ἔνδοξα ἀρχόντων ἐν αὐτῷ

22 θεὸς ὁ ἐξαγαγὼν αὐτοὺς ἐξ Αἰγύπτου ὡς δόξα μονοκέρωτος αὐτῷ

23 οὐ γάρ ἐστιν οἰωνισμὸς ἐν Ιακωβ οὐδὲ μαντεία ἐν Ισραηλ κατὰ καιρὸν ῥηθήσεται Ιακωβ καὶ τῷ Ισραηλ τί ἐπιτελέσει ὁ θεός

24 ἰδοὺ λαὸς ὡς σκύμνος ἀναστήσεται καὶ ὡς λέων γαυριωθήσεται οὐ κοιμηθήσεται ἕως φάγῃ θήραν καὶ αἷμα τραυματιῶν πίεται

25 καὶ εἶπεν Βαλακ πρὸς Βαλααμ οὔτε κατάραις καταράσῃ μοι αὐτὸν οὔτε εὐλογῶν μὴ εὐλογήσῃς αὐτόν

26 καὶ ἀποκριθεὶς Βαλααμ εἶπεν τῷ Βαλακ οὐκ ἐλάλησά σοι λέγων τὸ ῥῆμα ὃ ἐὰν λαλήσῃ ὁ θεός τοῦτο ποιήσω

27 καὶ εἶπεν Βαλακ πρὸς Βαλααμ δεῦρο παραλάβω σε εἰς τόπον ἄλλον εἰ ἀρέσει τῷ θεῷ καὶ καταρᾶσαί μοι αὐτὸν ἐκεῖθεν

28 καὶ παρέλαβεν Βαλακ τὸν Βαλααμ ἐπὶ κορυφὴν τοῦ Φογωρ τὸ παρατεῖνον εἰς τὴν ἔρημον

29 καὶ εἶπεν Βαλααμ πρὸς Βαλακ οἰκοδόμησόν μοι ὧδε ἑπτὰ βωμοὺς καὶ ἑτοίμασόν μοι ὧδε ἑπτὰ μόσχους καὶ ἑπτὰ κριούς

30 καὶ ἐποίησεν Βαλακ καθάπερ εἶπεν αὐτῷ Βαλααμ καὶ ἀνήνεγκεν μόσχον καὶ κριὸν ἐπὶ τὸν βωμόν


‎1 ‏וַיֹּ֤אמֶר בִּלְעָם֙ אֶל־בָּלָ֔ק בְּנֵה־לִ֥י בָזֶ֖ה שִׁבְעָ֣ה מִזְבְּחֹ֑ת וְהָכֵ֥ן לִי֙ בָּזֶ֔ה שִׁבְעָ֥ה פָרִ֖ים וְשִׁבְעָ֥ה אֵילִֽים׃

‎2 ‏וַיַּ֣עַשׂ בָּלָ֔ק כַּאֲשֶׁ֖ר דִּבֶּ֣ר בִּלְעָ֑ם וַיַּ֨עַל בָּלָ֧ק וּבִלְעָ֛ם פָּ֥ר וָאַ֖יִל בַּמִּזְבֵּֽחַ׃

‎3 ‏וַיֹּ֨אמֶר בִּלְעָ֜ם לְבָלָ֗ק הִתְיַצֵּב֮ עַל־עֹלָתֶךָ֒ וְאֵֽלְכָ֗ה אוּלַ֞י יִקָּרֵ֤ה3 יְהוָה֙ לִקְרָאתִ֔י וּדְבַ֥ר מַה־יַּרְאֵ֖נִי וְהִגַּ֣דְתִּי לָ֑ךְ וַיֵּ֖לֶךְ שֶֽׁפִי׃

‎4 ‏וַיִּקָּ֥ר אֱלֹהִ֖ים אֶל־בִּלְעָ֑ם וַיֹּ֣אמֶר אֵלָ֗יו אֶת־שִׁבְעַ֤ת הַֽמִּזְבְּחֹת֙ עָרַ֔כְתִּי וָאַ֛עַל פָּ֥ר וָאַ֖יִל בַּמִּזְבֵּֽחַ׃

‎5 ‏וַיָּ֧שֶׂם יְהוָ֛ה דָּבָ֖ר בְּפִ֣י בִלְעָ֑ם וַיֹּ֛אמֶר שׁ֥וּב אֶל־בָּלָ֖ק וְכֹ֥ה תְדַבֵּֽר׃

‎6 ‏וַיָּ֣שָׁב אֵלָ֔יו וְהִנֵּ֥ה נִצָּ֖ב עַל־עֹלָת֑וֹ ה֖וּא וְכָל־שָׂרֵ֥י מוֹאָֽב׃

‎7 ‏וַיִּשָּׂ֥א מְשָׁל֖וֹ וַיֹּאמַ֑ר מִן־אֲ֠רָם יַנְחֵ֨נִי בָלָ֤ק מֶֽלֶךְ־מוֹאָב֙ מֵֽהַרְרֵי־קֶ֔דֶם לְכָה֙ אָֽרָה־לִּ֣י יַעֲקֹ֔ב וּלְכָ֖ה זֹעֲמָ֥ה יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃

‎8 ‏מָ֣ה אֶקֹּ֔ב לֹ֥א קַבֹּ֖ה אֵ֑ל וּמָ֣ה אֶזְעֹ֔ם לֹ֥א זָעַ֖ם יְהוָֽה׃

‎9 ‏כִּֽי־מֵרֹ֤אשׁ צֻרִים֙ אֶרְאֶ֔נּוּ וּמִגְּבָע֖וֹת אֲשׁוּרֶ֑נּוּ הֶן־עָם֙ לְבָדָ֣ד יִשְׁכֹּ֔ן וּבַגּוֹיִ֖ם לֹ֥א יִתְחַשָּֽׁב׃

‎10 ‏מִ֤י מָנָה֙ עֲפַ֣ר יַעֲקֹ֔ב וּמִסְפָּ֖ר אֶת־רֹ֣בַע יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל תָּמֹ֤ת נַפְשִׁי֙ מ֣וֹת יְשָׁרִ֔ים וּתְהִ֥י אַחֲרִיתִ֖י כָּמֹֽהוּ׃

‎11 ‏וַיֹּ֤אמֶר בָּלָק֙ אֶל־בִּלְעָ֔ם מֶ֥ה עָשִׂ֖יתָ לִ֑י לָקֹ֤ב אֹיְבַי֙ לְקַחְתִּ֔יךָ וְהִנֵּ֖ה בֵּרַ֥כְתָּ בָרֵֽךְ׃

‎12 ‏וַיַּ֖עַן וַיֹּאמַ֑ר הֲלֹ֗א אֵת֩ אֲשֶׁ֨ר יָשִׂ֤ים יְהוָה֙ בְּפִ֔י אֹת֥וֹ אֶשְׁמֹ֖ר לְדַבֵּֽר׃

‎13 ‏וַיֹּ֨אמֶר אֵלָ֜יו בָּלָ֗ק לך־ לְכָה־ נָּ֨א אִתִּ֜י אֶל־מָק֤וֹם אַחֵר֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר תִּרְאֶ֣נּוּ מִשָּׁ֔ם אֶ֚פֶס קָצֵ֣הוּ תִרְאֶ֔ה וְכֻלּ֖וֹ לֹ֣א תִרְאֶ֑ה וְקָבְנוֹ־לִ֖י מִשָּֽׁם׃

‎14 ‏וַיִּקָּחֵ֙הוּ֙ שְׂדֵ֣ה צֹפִ֔ים אֶל־רֹ֖אשׁ הַפִּסְגָּ֑ה וַיִּ֙בֶן֙ שִׁבְעָ֣ה מִזְבְּחֹ֔ת וַיַּ֛עַל פָּ֥ר וָאַ֖יִל בַּמִּזְבֵּֽחַ׃

‎15 ‏וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ אֶל־בָּלָ֔ק הִתְיַצֵּ֥ב כֹּ֖ה עַל־עֹלָתֶ֑ךָ וְאָנֹכִ֖י אִקָּ֥רֶה כֹּֽה׃

‎16 ‏וַיִּקָּ֤ר יְהוָה֙ אֶל־בִּלְעָ֔ם וַיָּ֥שֶׂם דָּבָ֖ר בְּפִ֑יו וַיֹּ֛אמֶר שׁ֥וּב אֶל־בָּלָ֖ק וְכֹ֥ה תְדַבֵּֽר׃

‎17 ‏וַיָּבֹ֣א אֵלָ֗יו וְהִנּ֤וֹ נִצָּב֙ עַל־עֹ֣לָת֔וֹ וְשָׂרֵ֥י מוֹאָ֖ב אִתּ֑וֹ וַיֹּ֤אמֶר לוֹ֙ בָּלָ֔ק מַה־דִּבֶּ֖ר יְהוָֽה׃

‎18 ‏וַיִּשָּׂ֥א מְשָׁל֖וֹ וַיֹּאמַ֑ר ק֤וּם בָּלָק֙ וּֽשֲׁמָ֔ע3 הַאֲזִ֥ינָה עָדַ֖י בְּנ֥וֹ צִפֹּֽר׃

‎19 ‏לֹ֣א אִ֥ישׁ אֵל֙ וִֽיכַזֵּ֔ב וּבֶן־אָדָ֖ם וְיִתְנֶחָ֑ם הַה֤וּא אָמַר֙ וְלֹ֣א יַעֲשֶׂ֔ה וְדִבֶּ֖ר וְלֹ֥א יְקִימֶֽנָּה׃

‎20 ‏הִנֵּ֥ה בָרֵ֖ךְ לָקָ֑חְתִּי וּבֵרֵ֖ךְ וְלֹ֥א אֲשִׁיבֶֽנָּה׃

‎21 ‏לֹֽא־הִבִּ֥יט אָ֙וֶן֙ בְּיַעֲקֹ֔ב וְלֹא־רָאָ֥ה עָמָ֖ל בְּיִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל יְהוָ֤ה אֱלֹהָיו֙ עִמּ֔וֹ וּתְרוּעַ֥ת מֶ֖לֶךְ בּֽוֹ׃

‎22 ‏אֵ֖ל מוֹצִיאָ֣ם מִמִּצְרָ֑יִם כְּתוֹעֲפֹ֥ת רְאֵ֖ם לֽוֹ׃

‎23 ‏כִּ֤י לֹא־נַ֙חַשׁ֙ בְּיַעֲקֹ֔ב וְלֹא־קֶ֖סֶם בְּיִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל כָּעֵ֗ת יֵאָמֵ֤ר לְיַעֲקֹב֙ וּלְיִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל מַה־פָּ֖עַל אֵֽל׃

‎24 ‏הֶן־עָם֙ כְּלָבִ֣יא יָק֔וּם וְכַאֲרִ֖י יִתְנַשָּׂ֑א לֹ֤א יִשְׁכַּב֙ עַד־יֹ֣אכַל טֶ֔רֶף וְדַם־חֲלָלִ֖ים יִשְׁתֶּֽה׃

‎25 ‏וַיֹּ֤אמֶר בָּלָק֙ אֶל־בִּלְעָ֔ם גַּם־קֹ֖ב לֹ֣א תִקֳּבֶ֑נּוּ גַּם־בָּרֵ֖ךְ לֹ֥א תְבָרֲכֶֽנּוּ׃

‎26 ‏וַיַּ֣עַן בִּלְעָ֔ם וַיֹּ֖אמֶר אֶל־בָּלָ֑ק הֲלֹ֗א דִּבַּ֤רְתִּי אֵלֶ֙יךָ֙ לֵאמֹ֔ר כֹּ֛ל אֲשֶׁר־יְדַבֵּ֥ר יְהוָ֖ה אֹת֥וֹ אֶֽעֱשֶֽׂה׃

‎27 ‏וַיֹּ֤אמֶר בָּלָק֙ אֶל־בִּלְעָ֔ם לְכָה־נָּא֙ אֶקָּ֣חֲךָ֔ אֶל־מָק֖וֹם אַחֵ֑ר אוּלַ֤י יִישַׁר֙ בְּעֵינֵ֣י הָאֱלֹהִ֔ים וְקַבֹּ֥תוֹ לִ֖י מִשָּֽׁם׃

‎28 ‏וַיִּקַּ֥ח בָּלָ֖ק אֶת־בִּלְעָ֑ם רֹ֣אשׁ הַפְּע֔וֹר הַנִּשְׁקָ֖ף עַל־פְּנֵ֥י הַיְשִׁימֹֽן׃

‎29 ‏וַיֹּ֤אמֶר בִּלְעָם֙ אֶל־בָּלָ֔ק בְּנֵה־לִ֥י בָזֶ֖ה שִׁבְעָ֣ה מִזְבְּחֹ֑ת וְהָכֵ֥ן לִי֙ בָּזֶ֔ה שִׁבְעָ֥ה פָרִ֖ים3 וְשִׁבְעָ֥ה אֵילִֽים׃

‎30 ‏וַיַּ֣עַשׂ בָּלָ֔ק כַּאֲשֶׁ֖ר אָמַ֣ר בִּלְעָ֑ם וַיַּ֛עַל פָּ֥ר וָאַ֖יִל בַּמִּזְבֵּֽחַ׃


1 Dixitque Balaam ad Balac: Ædifica mihi hic septem aras, et para totidem vitulos, ejusdemque numeri arietes.

2 Cumque fecisset juxta sermonem Balaam, imposuerunt simul vitulum et arietem super aram.

3 Dixitque Balaam ad Balac: Sta paulisper juxta holocaustum tuum, donec vadam, si forte occurrat mihi Dominus, et quodcumque imperaverit, loquar tibi.

4 Cumque abiisset velociter, occurrit illi Deus. Locutusque ad eum Balaam: Septem, inquit, aras erexi, et imposui vitulum et arietem desuper.

5 Dominus autem posuit verbum in ore ejus, et ait: Revertere ad Balac, et hæc loqueris.

6 Reversus invenit stantem Balac juxta holocaustum suum, et omnes principes Moabitarum:

7 assumptaque parabola sua, dixit: [De Aram adduxit me Balac
rex Moabitarum, de montibus orientis:
Veni, inquit, et maledic Jacob;
propera, et detestare Israël.

8 Quomodo maledicam, cui non maledixit Deus?
qua ratione detester, quem Dominus non detestatur?

9 De summis silicibus videbo eum,
et de collibus considerabo illum.
Populus solus habitabit,
et inter gentes non reputabitur.

10 Quis dinumerare possit pulverem Jacob,
et nosse numerum stirpis Israël?
Moriatur anima mea morte justorum,
et fiant novissima mea horum similia.]

11 Dixitque Balac ad Balaam: Quid est hoc quod agis? ut malediceres inimicis meis vocavi te, et tu e contrario benedicis eis.

12 Cui ille respondit: Num aliud possum loqui, nisi quod jusserit Dominus?

13 Dixit ergo Balac: Veni mecum in alterum locum unde partem Israël videas, et totum videre non possis: inde maledicito ei.

14 Cumque duxisset eum in locum sublimem, super verticem montis Phasga, ædificavit Balaam septem aras, et impositis supra vitulo atque ariete,

15 dixit ad Balac: Sta hic juxta holocaustum tuum, donec ego obvius pergam.

16 Cui cum Dominus occurrisset, posuissetque verbum in ore ejus, ait: Revertere ad Balac, et hæc loqueris ei.

17 Reversus invenit eum stantem juxta holocaustum suum, et principes Moabitarum cum eo. Ad quem Balac: Quid, inquit, locutus est Dominus?

18 At ille, assumpta parabola sua, ait: [Sta, Balac, et ausculta; audi, fili Sephor:

19 non est Deus quasi homo, ut mentiatur,
nec ut filius hominis, ut mutetur.
Dixit ergo, et non faciet?
locutus est, et non implebit?

20 Ad benedicendum adductus sum:
benedictionem prohibere non valeo.

21 Non est idolum in Jacob,
nec videtur simulacrum in Israël.
Dominus Deus ejus cum eo est,
et clangor victoriæ regis in illo.

22 Deus eduxit illum de Ægypto,
cujus fortitudo similis est rhinocerotis.

23 Non est augurium in Jacob,
nec divinatio in Israël:
temporibus suis dicetur Jacob et Israëli quid operatus sit Deus.

24 Ecce populus ut leæna consurget,
et quasi leo erigetur:
non accubabit donec devoret prædam,
et occisorum sanguinem bibat.]

25 Dixitque Balac ad Balaam: Nec maledicas ei, nec benedicas.

26 Et ille ait: Nonne dixi tibi quod quidquid mihi Deus imperaret, hoc facerem?

27 Et ait Balac ad eum: Veni, et ducam te ad alium locum: si forte placeat Deo ut inde maledicas eis.

28 Cumque duxisset eum super verticem montis Phogor, qui respicit solitudinem,

29 dixit ei Balaam: Ædifica mihi hic septem aras, et para totidem vitulos, ejusdemque numeri arietes.

30 Fecit Balac ut Balaam dixerat: imposuitque vitulos et arietes per singulas aras.

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