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19 “God is not a human who lies
or a mortal who changes his mind.
When he says something, he will do it;
when he makes a promise, he will fulfill it.
20 Look, I am ordered to bless;
when he blesses, I can’t reverse it.

21 “No one has seen guilt in Ya‘akov,
or perceived perversity in Isra’el;
Adonai their God is with them
and acclaimed as king among them.

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19 God is not human,(A) that he should lie,(B)
    not a human being, that he should change his mind.(C)
Does he speak and then not act?
    Does he promise(D) and not fulfill?
20 I have received a command to bless;(E)
    he has blessed,(F) and I cannot change it.(G)

21 “No misfortune is seen in Jacob,(H)
    no misery observed[a] in Israel.(I)
The Lord their God is with them;(J)
    the shout of the King(K) is among them.

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Footnotes

  1. Numbers 23:21 Or He has not looked on Jacob’s offenses / or on the wrongs found

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