Deuteronomy 23:5
Good News Translation
But the LORD your God would not listen to Balaam; instead he turned the curse into a blessing, because he loved you.

Contemporary English Version
But the LORD your God loves you, so he refused to listen to Balaam and turned Balaam's curse into a blessing.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord thy God would not hear Balaam, and he turned his cursing into thy blessing, because he loved thee.

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And the Lord thy God would not hear Balaam, and he turned his cursing into thy blessing, because he loved thee.

Nevertheless

Numbers 22:35 The angel said: Go with these men, and see thou speak no other thing than what I shall command thee. He went therefore with the princes.

Numbers 23:5-12,16-26 And the Lord put the word in his mouth, and said: Return to Balac, and thus shalt thou speak. . . .

Numbers 24:9 Lying down he hath slept as a lion, and as a lioness, whom none shall dare to rouse. He that blesseth thee, shall also himself be blessed: he that curseth thee shall be reckoned accursed.

Micah 6:5 O my people, remember, I pray thee, what Balach, the king of Moab, purposed: and what Balaam, the son of Beor, answered him, from Setim to Galgal, that thou mightest know the justice of the Lord.

Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who is against us?

2 Corinthians 4:17 For that which is at present momentary and light of our tribulation worketh for us above measure, exceedingly an eternal weight of glory.

because the

Deuteronomy 7:7,8 Not because you surpass all nations in number, is the Lord joined unto you, and hath chosen you, for you are the fewest of any people: . . .

Deuteronomy 33:3 He hath loved the people, all the saints are in his hand: and they that approach to his feet, shall receive of his doctrine.

Psalm 73:1 A psalm for Asaph. How good is God to Israel, to them that are of a right heart!

Jeremiah 31:3 The Lord hath appeared from afar to me. Yea I have loved thee with an everlasting love, therefore have I drawn thee, taking pity on thee.

Ezekiel 16:8 And I passed by thee, and saw thee: and behold thy time was the time of lovers: and I spread my garment over thee, and covered thy ignominy. and I swore to thee, and I entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord God: and thou becamest mine.

Malachi 1:2 I have loved you, saith the Lord: and you have said: Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau brother to Jacob, saith the Lord, and I have loved Jacob,

Romans 9:13 As it is written: Jacob I have loved: but Esau I have hated.

Romans 11:28 As concerning the gospel, indeed, they are enemies for your sake: but as touching the election, they are most dear for the sake of the fathers.

Ephesians 2:4,5 But God (who is rich in mercy) for his exceeding charity wherewith he loved us . . .

Context
Exclusion from the Congregation
4Because they would not meet you with bread and water in the way, when you came out of Egypt: and because they hired against thee Balaam, the son of Beor, from Mesopotamia in Syria, to curse thee. 5And the Lord thy God would not hear Balaam, and he turned his cursing into thy blessing, because he loved thee.6Thou shalt not make peace with them, neither shalt thou seek their prosperity all the days of thy life for ever.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:37
Because he loved thy fathers, and chose their seed after them. And he brought thee out of Egypt, going before thee with his great power,

Joshua 24:10
And I would not hear him, but on the contrary I blessed you by him, and I delivered you out of his hand.

2 Samuel 16:12
Perhaps the Lord may look upon my affliction, and the Lord may render me good for the cursing of this day.

Nehemiah 13:2
Because they met not the children of Israel with bread and water: and they hired against them Balaam, to curse them, and our God turned the curse into blessing.

Proverbs 26:2
As a bird flying to other places, and a sparrow going here or there: so a curse uttered without cause shall come upon a man.

Malachi 1:2
I have loved you, saith the Lord: and you have said: Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau brother to Jacob, saith the Lord, and I have loved Jacob,

Additional Translations
Yet the LORD your God would not listen to Balaam, and the LORD turned the curse into a blessing for you, because the LORD your God loves you.Nevertheless the LORD your God would not listen to Balaam; but the LORD your God turned the curse into a blessing to you, because the LORD your God loved you.

Nevertheless Jehovah thy God would not hearken unto Balaam; but Jehovah thy God turned the curse into a blessing unto thee, because Jehovah thy God loved thee.

But the Lord thy God would not hearken to Balaam; and the Lord thy God changed the curses into blessings, because the Lord thy God loved thee.

But Jehovah thy God would not listen to Balaam; and Jehovah thy God turned the curse into blessing unto thee, because Jehovah thy God loved thee.

Nevertheless the LORD thy God would not hearken unto Balaam; but the LORD thy God turned the curse into a blessing unto thee, because the LORD thy God loved thee.

Nevertheless, the LORD thy God would not hearken to Balaam: but the LORD thy God turned the curse into a blessing to thee, because the LORD thy God loved thee.

Nevertheless Yahweh your God wouldn't listen to Balaam; but Yahweh your God turned the curse into a blessing to you, because Yahweh your God loved you.

and Jehovah thy God hath not been willing to hearken unto Balaam, and Jehovah thy God doth turn for thee the reviling to a blessing, because Jehovah thy God hath loved thee;
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