Bible: Numbers 24:14-19

24:14 And now, I am about to go 1  back to my own people. Come now, and I will advise you as to what this people will do to your people in the future.” 2 

Balaam Prophesies a Fourth Time

24:15 Then he uttered this oracle: 3 

“The oracle of Balaam son of Beor;

the oracle of the man whose eyes are open;

24:16 the oracle of the one who hears the words of God,

and who knows the knowledge of the Most High,

who sees a vision from the Almighty,

although falling flat on the ground with eyes open:

24:17I see him, but not now;

I behold him, but not close at hand. 4 

A star 5  will march forth 6  out of Jacob,

and a scepter 7  will rise out of Israel.

He will crush the skulls 8  of Moab,

and the heads 9  of all the sons of Sheth. 10 

24:18 Edom will be a possession,

Seir, 11  his enemies, will also be a possession;

but Israel will act valiantly.

24:19 A ruler will be established from Jacob;

he will destroy the remains of the city.’ 12 

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