Balaam’s Sixth Message

21 Then he saw the Kenites(A) and spoke his message:

“Your dwelling place is secure,(B)
    your nest is set in a rock;

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16 The descendants of Moses’ father-in-law,(A) the Kenite,(B) went up from the City of Palms[a](C) with the people of Judah to live among the inhabitants of the Desert of Judah in the Negev near Arad.(D)

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  1. Judges 1:16 That is, Jericho
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11 Now Heber the Kenite had left the other Kenites,(A) the descendants of Hobab,(B) Moses’ brother-in-law,[a] and pitched his tent by the great tree(C) in Zaanannim(D) near Kedesh.

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  1. Judges 4:11 Or father-in-law
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17 Sisera, meanwhile, fled on foot to the tent of Jael,(A) the wife of Heber the Kenite,(B) because there was an alliance between Jabin king of Hazor(C) and the family of Heber the Kenite.

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24 “Most blessed of women(A) be Jael,(B)
    the wife of Heber the Kenite,(C)
    most blessed of tent-dwelling women.

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Then he said to the Kenites,(A) “Go away, leave the Amalekites so that I do not destroy you along with them; for you showed kindness to all the Israelites when they came up out of Egypt.” So the Kenites moved away from the Amalekites.

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10 When Achish asked, “Where did you go raiding today?” David would say, “Against the Negev of Judah” or “Against the Negev of Jerahmeel(A)” or “Against the Negev of the Kenites.(B)

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29 and Rakal; to those in the towns of the Jerahmeelites(A) and the Kenites;(B)

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55 and the clans of scribes[a] who lived at Jabez: the Tirathites, Shimeathites and Sucathites. These are the Kenites(A) who came from Hammath,(B) the father of the Rekabites.[b](C)

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  1. 1 Chronicles 2:55 Or of the Sopherites
  2. 1 Chronicles 2:55 Or father of Beth Rekab
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