Numbers 22:40
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New International Version
Balak sacrificed cattle and sheep, and gave some to Balaam and the officials who were with him.

King James Bible
And Balak offered oxen and sheep, and sent to Balaam, and to the princes that were with him.

Darby Bible Translation
And Balak offered oxen and small cattle, and sent to Balaam and to the princes that were with him.

World English Bible
Balak sacrificed cattle and sheep, and sent to Balaam, and to the princes who were with him.

Young's Literal Translation
and Balak sacrificeth oxen and sheep, and sendeth to Balaam, and to the princes who are with him;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And Balak offered oxen, etc. - This was to gain the favor of his gods, and perhaps to propitiate Jehovah, that the end for which he had sent for Balaam might be accomplished.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Numbers 23:2,14,30 And Balak did as Balaam had spoken; and Balak and Balaam offered on every altar a bullock and a ram...

Genesis 31:54 Then Jacob offered sacrifice on the mount, and called his brothers to eat bread: and they did eat bread...

Proverbs 1:16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.

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Balaam
He sent messengers therefore unto Balaam the son of Beor to Pethor, which is by the river of the land of the children of his people, to call him, saying, Behold there is a people come out from Egypt: behold, they cover the face of the earth, and they abide over against me.'--NUM. xxii. 6. Give a general outline of the history. See Bishop Butler's great sermon. I. How much knowledge and love of good there may be in a bad man. Balaam was a prophet: (a) He knew something of the divine character,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Sovereignty and Human Responsibility
"So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God" (Rom. 14:12). In our last chapter we considered at some length the much debated and difficult question of the human will. We have shown that the will of the natural man is neither Sovereign nor free but, instead, a servant and slave. We have argued that a right conception of the sinner's will-its servitude-is essential to a just estimate of his depravity and ruin. The utter corruption and degradation of human nature is something which
Arthur W. Pink—The Sovereignty of God

Cross References
Numbers 22:39
Then Balaam went with Balak to Kiriath Huzoth.

Numbers 22:41
The next morning Balak took Balaam up to Bamoth Baal, and from there he could see the outskirts of the Israelite camp.

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