But God said to Balaam, "Do not go with them. You are not to curse this people, for they are blessed."
Cross ReferencesGenesis 12:2
I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.
I will surely bless you, and I will multiply your descendants like the stars in the sky and the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will possess the gates of their enemies.
So please come now and put a curse on these people, because they are too mighty for me. Perhaps I may be able to defeat them and drive them out of the land; for I know that those you bless are blessed, and those you curse are cursed."
Behold, a people has come out of Egypt, and they cover the face of the land. Now come and put a curse on them for me. Perhaps I may be able to fight against them and drive them away.'"
So Balaam got up the next morning and said to Balak's princes, "Go back to your homeland, because the LORD has refused to let me go with you."
How can I curse what God has not cursed? How can I denounce what the LORD has not denounced?
I have indeed received a command to bless; He has blessed, and I cannot change it.
He crouches, he lies down like a lion; like a lioness, who dares to rouse him? Blessed are those who bless you and cursed are those who curse you.
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Balaam, Thou shalt
thou shalt not curse
Numbers 23:3, 13-15, 19, 23
Romans 4:6, 7
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