Balak son of Zippor, king of Moab,(A) set out to fight against Israel. He sent for Balaam son of Beor to curse you, 10 but I would not listen to Balaam. Instead, he repeatedly blessed you, and I rescued you from him.

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When Balak son of Zippor,(A) the king of Moab, prepared to fight against Israel, he sent for Balaam son of Beor(B) to put a curse on you.(C) 10 But I would not listen to Balaam, so he blessed you(D) again and again, and I delivered you out of his hand.

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25 Now are you any better than Balak son of Zippor, king of Moab? Did he ever contend with Israel or fight against them?

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25 Are you any better than Balak son of Zippor,(A) king of Moab? Did he ever quarrel with Israel or fight with them?(B)

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My people,
remember what King Balak of Moab(A) proposed,
what Balaam son of Beor answered him,(B)
and what happened from the Acacia Grove[a](C) to Gilgal(D)
so that you may acknowledge
the Lord’s righteous acts.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. 6:5 Or from Shittim

My people, remember
    what Balak(A) king of Moab plotted
    and what Balaam son of Beor answered.
Remember your journey from Shittim(B) to Gilgal,(C)
    that you may know the righteous acts(D) of the Lord.”

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14 But I have a few things against you. You have some there who hold to the teaching of Balaam,(A) who taught Balak to place a stumbling block[a] in front of the Israelites: to eat meat sacrificed to idols(B) and to commit sexual immorality.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. 2:14 Or to place a trap

14 Nevertheless, I have a few things against you:(A) There are some among you who hold to the teaching of Balaam,(B) who taught Balak to entice the Israelites to sin so that they ate food sacrificed to idols(C) and committed sexual immorality.(D)

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