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19 God is not a man, that he should lie,
    nor a son of man, that he should repent.
Has he said, and he won’t do it?
    Or has he spoken, and he won’t make it good?
20 Behold, I have received a command to bless.
    He has blessed, and I can’t reverse it.
21 He has not seen iniquity in Jacob.
    Neither has he seen perverseness in Israel.
Yahweh his God is with him.
    The shout of a king is 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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