The Prophecy from Peor
1When Balaam saw that it pleased the LORD to bless Israel, he did not go as at other times to seek omens but he set his face toward the wilderness.
2And Balaam lifted up his eyes and saw Israel camping tribe by tribe; and the Spirit of God came upon him.
3And he took up his discourse and said,
4The oracle of him who hears the words of God,
5How fair are your tents, O Jacob,
6“Like valleys that stretch out,
7“Water shall flow from his buckets,
8“God brings him out of Egypt,
9“He couches, he lies down as a lion,
10Then Balak’s anger burned against Balaam, and he struck his hands together; and Balak said to Balaam, “I called you to curse my enemies, but behold, you have persisted in blessing them these three times!
11“Therefore, flee to your place now. I said I would honor you greatly, but behold, the LORD has held you back from honor.”
12And Balaam said to Balak, “Did I not tell your messengers whom you had sent to me, saying,
13‘Though Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not do anything contrary to the command of the LORD, either good or bad, of my own accord. What the LORD speaks, that I will speak’?
14“And now behold, I am going to my people; come, and I will advise you what this people will do to your people in the days to come.”
15And he took up his discourse and said,
16The oracle of him who hears the words of God,
17“I see him, but not now;
18“And Edom shall be a possession,
19“One from Jacob shall have dominion,
20And he looked at Amalek and took up his discourse and said,
21And he looked at the Kenite, and took up his discourse and said,
22“Nevertheless Kain shall be consumed;
23And he took up his discourse and said,
24“But ships shall come from the coast of Kittim,
25Then Balaam arose and departed and returned to his place, and Balak also went his way.