Deuteronomy 23:5
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.
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Deuteronomy 4:37
Because He loved your fathers, He chose their descendants after them and brought you out of Egypt by His presence and great power,

Joshua 24:10
but I would not listen to Balaam. So he blessed you again and again, and I delivered you from his hand.

2 Samuel 16:12
Perhaps the LORD will see my affliction and repay me with good for the cursing I receive today."

Nehemiah 13:2
because they had not met the Israelites with food and water, but had hired Balaam to call down a curse against them (although our God had turned the curse into a blessing).

Proverbs 26:2
Like a fluttering sparrow or darting swallow, an undeserved curse does not come to rest.

Malachi 1:2
"I have loved you," says the LORD. But you ask, "How have You loved us?" "Was not Esau Jacob's brother?" declares the LORD. "Yet Jacob I have loved,

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Numbers 22:35
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.

Numbers 23:5-12, 16-26
Then the LORD put a message in Balaam's mouth, saying, "Return to Balak and give him this message." . . .

Numbers 24:9
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.

Micah 6:5
My people, remember what Balak king of Moab counseled and what Balaam son of Beor answered. Remember your journey from Acacia Grove to Gilgal, so that you may acknowledge the righteousness of the LORD."

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

2 Corinthians 4:17
For our light and temporary affliction is producing for us an eternal glory that far outweighs our troubles.

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Deuteronomy 7:7, 8
The LORD did not set His affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than the other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples. . . .

Deuteronomy 33:3
Surely You love the people; all the holy ones are in Your hand, and they sit down at Your feet; each receives Your words--

Psalm 73:1
Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.

Jeremiah 31:3
The LORD appeared to him from afar: "I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have drawn you with loving devotion.

Ezekiel 16:8
Then I passed by you and saw you, and you were indeed old enough for love. So I spread My cloak over you and covered your nakedness. I pledged Myself to you, entered into a covenant with you, and you became Mine, declares the Lord GOD.

Malachi 1:2
"I have loved you, " says the LORD. But you ask, "How have You loved us?" "Was not Esau Jacob's brother?" declares the LORD. "Yet Jacob I have loved,

Romans 9:13
So it is written: "Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated."

Romans 11:28
Regarding the gospel, they are enemies on your account; but regarding election, they are loved on account of the patriarchs.

Ephesians 2:4, 5
But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, . . .

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