Bible: Num 24:3-9
“The oracle 2 of Balaam son of Beor;
the oracle of the man whose eyes are open; 3
24:4 the oracle of the one who hears the words of God,
who sees a vision from the Almighty,
24:5 ‘How 6 beautiful are your tents, O Jacob,
and your dwelling places, O Israel!
like gardens by the river’s side,
like aloes 9 that the
and like cedar trees beside the waters.
24:7 He will pour the water out of his buckets, 10
their king will be greater than Agag, 13
and their kingdom will be exalted.
24:8 God brought them out of Egypt.
They have, as it were, the strength of a young bull;
they will devour hostile people 14
and will break their bones
and will pierce them through with arrows.
24:9 They crouch and lie down like a lion,
and as a lioness, 15 who can stir him?
Blessed is the one who blesses you,
and cursed is the one who curses you!’”