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19 God is not a human being who speaks falsely,
    nor a mortal, who feels regret.
Is God one to speak and not act,
    to decree and not bring it to pass?
20 I was summoned to bless;
    I will bless; I cannot revoke it!
21 Misfortune I do not see in Jacob,
    nor do I see misery[a] in Israel.
The Lord, their God, is with them;
    among them is the war-cry of their King.

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Footnotes

  1. 23:21 Misfortune…misery: Balaam states that he is unable to see any evils for Israel.

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