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.
Cross ReferencesDeuteronomy 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,
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."
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).
Like a fluttering sparrow or darting swallow, an undeserved curse does not come to rest.
"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,
Chapter Outline1. Who may or may not enter into the congregation
9. Uncleanness is to be avoided in the host
15. Of the fugitive servant
17. Of filthiness
18. Of abominable sacrifices
19. Of usury
20. Of vows
24. Of trespass
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Numbers 23:5-12, 16-26
2 Corinthians 4:17
Deuteronomy 7:7, 8
Ephesians 2:4, 5
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