Bible: Num 22:7-14

22:7 So the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the fee for divination in their hand. They came to Balaam and reported 1  to him the words of Balak. 22:8 He replied to them, “Stay 2  here tonight, and I will bring back to you whatever word the Lord may speak to me.” So the princes of Moab stayed with Balaam. 22:9 And God came to Balaam and said, “Who are these men with you? 22:10 Balaam said to God, “Balak son of Zippor, king of Moab, has sent a message to me, saying, 22:11 Look, a nation has come out 3  of Egypt, and it covers the face of the earth. Come now and put a curse on them for me; perhaps I will be able to defeat them 4  and drive them out.” 5  22:12 But God said to Balaam, “You must not go with them; you must not curse the people, 6  for they are blessed.” 7 

22:13 So Balaam got up in the morning, and said to the princes of Balak, “Go to your land, 8  for the Lord has refused to permit me to go 9  with you.” 22:14 So the princes of Moab departed 10  and went back to Balak and said, “Balaam refused to come with us.”

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