Numbers 23:1
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English Standard Version
And Balaam said to Balak, “Build for me here seven altars, and prepare for me here seven bulls and seven rams.”

King James Bible
And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven oxen and seven rams.

American Standard Version
And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Balaam said to Balac: Build me here seven altars, and prepare as many calves, and the same number of rams.

English Revised Version
And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Balaam said to Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven oxen and seven rams.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Reception of Balaam by the King of the Moabites. - Numbers 22:36, Numbers 22:37. As soon as Balak heard of Balaam's coming, he went to meet him at a city on the border of the Arnon, which flowed at the extreme (north) boundary (of the Moabitish territory), viz., at Areopolis (see at Numbers 21:15), probably the capital of the kingdom at one time, but now reduced to a frontier town, since Sihon the Amorite had taken all the land as far as the Arnon; whilst Rabbah, which was farther south, had been selected as the residence of the king. By coming as far as the frontier of his kingdom to meet the celebrated soothsayer, Balak intended to do him special honour. But he would not help receiving him with a gentle reproof for not having come at his first invitation, as if he, the king, had not been in a condition to honour him according to his merits.

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build me

Numbers 23:29 And Balaam said to Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams.

Ezekiel 33:31 And they come to you as the people comes, and they sit before you as my people, and they hear your words, but they will not do them...

Jude 1:11 Woe to them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward...

seven altars

Exodus 20:24 An altar of earth you shall make to me, and shall sacrifice thereon your burnt offerings, and your peace offerings, your sheep...

Exodus 27:1 And you shall make an altar of shittim wood, five cubits long, and five cubits broad; the altar shall be foursquare...

1 Samuel 15:22 And Samuel said, Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold...

2 Kings 18:22 But if you say to me, We trust in the LORD our God: is not that he, whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away...

Psalm 50:8,9 I will not reprove you for your sacrifices or your burnt offerings, to have been continually before me...

Proverbs 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

Isaiah 1:11-15 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices to me? said the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams...

Matthew 23:14 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayer...

seven oxen

Numbers 29:32 And on the seventh day seven bullocks, two rams, and fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish:

1 Chronicles 15:26 And it came to pass, when God helped the Levites that bore the ark of the covenant of the LORD...

2 Chronicles 29:21 And they brought seven bullocks, and seven rams, and seven lambs, and seven he goats, for a sin offering for the kingdom...

Job 42:8 Therefore take to you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering...

Ezekiel 45:23 And seven days of the feast he shall prepare a burnt offering to the LORD...

Cross References
Numbers 22:41
And in the morning Balak took Balaam and brought him up to Bamoth-baal, and from there he saw a fraction of the people.

Numbers 23:2
Balak did as Balaam had said. And Balak and Balaam offered on each altar a bull and a ram.

1 Chronicles 15:26
And because God helped the Levites who were carrying the ark of the covenant of the LORD, they sacrificed seven bulls and seven rams.

Job 42:8
Now therefore take seven bulls and seven rams and go to my servant Job and offer up a burnt offering for yourselves. And my servant Job shall pray for you, for I will accept his prayer not to deal with you according to your folly. For you have not spoken of me what is right, as my servant Job has."

Ezekiel 45:23
And on the seven days of the festival he shall provide as a burnt offering to the LORD seven young bulls and seven rams without blemish, on each of the seven days; and a male goat daily for a sin offering.

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