That night God came to Balaam and said, "Since these men have come to summon you, get up and go with them, but you must only do what I tell you."
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So now, please stay here overnight as the others did, that I may find out what else the LORD has to tell me."
But the Angel of the LORD said to Balaam, "Go with the men, but you are to speak only what I tell you." So Balaam went with the princes of Balak.
Then the LORD put a message in Balaam's mouth, saying, "Return to Balak and give him this message."
But Balaam replied, "Should I not speak exactly what the LORD puts in my mouth?"
And the LORD met with Balaam and put a message in his mouth, saying, "Return to Balak and speak what I tell you."
the prophecy of one who hears the words of God, who sees a vision from the Almighty, who bows down with eyes wide open:
that even if Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not do anything of my own accord, good or bad, to go beyond the command of the LORD? I will speak whatever the LORD says.
But the LORD told me: "Do not say, 'I am only a child.' For to everyone I send you, you must go, and all that I command you, you must speak.
Chapter Outline1. Balak's first message for Balaam is refused
15. His second message obtains him
22. An angel would have slain him, if he had not been saved by his donkey
36. Balak entertains him
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1 Samuel 12:12-19
2 Thessalonians 2:9-12
Numbers 23:12, 26
Psalm 33:10, 11
Psalm 78:30, 31
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