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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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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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

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

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