Bible: Num 24:3-9

24:3 Then he uttered this oracle: 1 

“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,

although falling flat on the ground 4  with eyes open: 5 

24:5How 6  beautiful are your tents, O Jacob,

and your dwelling places, O Israel!

24:6 They are like 7  valleys 8  stretched forth,

like gardens by the river’s side,

like aloes 9  that the Lord has planted,

and like cedar trees beside the waters.

24:7 He will pour the water out of his buckets, 10 

and their descendants will be like abundant 11  water; 12 

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!’

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