35 The angel of the Lord said to Balaam, “Go with the men, but speak only what I tell you.” So Balaam went with Balak’s officials.

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38 “Well, I have come to you now,” Balaam replied. “But I can’t say whatever I please. I must speak only what God puts in my mouth.”(A)

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The Lord put a word in Balaam’s mouth(A) and said, “Go back to Balak and give him this word.”(B)

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12 He answered, “Must I not speak what the Lord puts in my mouth?”(A)

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16 The Lord met with Balaam and put a word in his mouth(A) and said, “Go back to Balak and give him this word.”

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26 Balaam answered, “Did I not tell you I must do whatever the Lord says?”(A)

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13 ‘Even if Balak gave me all the silver and gold in his palace, I could not do anything of my own accord, good or bad, to go beyond the command of the Lord(A)—and I must say only what the Lord says’?(B)

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13 But Micaiah said, “As surely as the Lord lives, I can tell him only what my God says.”(A)

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