New International Version
So he went back to him and found him standing beside his offering, with all the Moabite officials.
King James Bible
And he returned unto him, and, lo, he stood by his burnt sacrifice, he, and all the princes of Moab.
Darby Bible Translation
And he returned to him, and behold, he was standing by his burnt-offering, he, and all the princes of Moab.
World English Bible
He returned to him, and behold, he was standing by his burnt offering, he, and all the princes of Moab.
Young's Literal Translation
And he turneth back unto him, and lo, he is standing by his burnt-offering, he and all the princes of Moab.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Stand by thy burnt-offering - We have already seen that blessing and cursing in this way were considered as religious rites, and therefore must be always preceded by sacrifice. See this exemplified in the case of Isaac, before he blessed Jacob and Esau, Genesis 27 (note), and the notes there. The venison that was brought to Isaac, of which he did eat, was properly the preparatory sacrifice.
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'... Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his!'--NUM. xxiii. 10. '... Balaam also the son of Beor they slew with the sword.'--NUM. xiii. 8. Ponder these two pictures. Take the first scene. A prophet, who knows God and His will, is standing on the mountain top, and as he looks down over the valley beneath him, with its acacia-trees and swift river, there spread the tents of Israel. He sees them, and knows that they are 'a people whom the Lord hath blessed.' Brought there …
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The LORD put a word in Balaam's mouth and said, "Go back to Balak and give him this word."
Then Balaam spoke his message: "Balak brought me from Aram, the king of Moab from the eastern mountains. 'Come,' he said, 'curse Jacob for me; come, denounce Israel.'
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