Numbers 23:30
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New International Version
Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered a bull and a ram on each altar.

King James Bible
And Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered a bullock and a ram on every altar.

Darby Bible Translation
And Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered up a bullock and a ram on each altar.

World English Bible
Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered up a bull and a ram on every altar.

Young's Literal Translation
and Balak doth as Balaam said, and he offereth a bullock and a ram on an altar.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Unto the top of Peor - Probably the place where the famous Baal-peor had his chief temple. He appears to have been the Priapus of the Moabites, and to have been worshipped with the same obscene and abominable rites.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

1 Balaam, leaving divinations, prophesies the happiness of Israel
10 Balak, in anger, dismisses him
15 He prophesies of the Star of Jacob, and the destruction of some nations


Numbers 22:13 And Balaam rose up in the morning, and said to the princes of Balak, Get you into your land...

Numbers 23:20 Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he has blessed; and I cannot reverse it.

Numbers 31:16 Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor...

1 Samuel 24:20 And now, behold, I know well that you shall surely be king, and that the kingdom of Israel shall be established in your hand.

1 Samuel 26:2,25 Then Saul arose, and went down to the wilderness of Ziph, having three thousand chosen men of Israel with him...

Revelation 2:14 But I have a few things against you, because you have there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam...

at other times

Numbers 23:3,15 And Balaam said to Balak, Stand by your burnt offering, and I will go: peradventure the LORD will come to meet me...

to seek for enchantments. Heb. to the meeting of enchantments

Numbers 23:23 Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel...

An Unfulfilled Desire
'... Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his!'--NUM. xxiii. 10. '... Balaam also the son of Beor they slew with the sword.'--NUM. xiii. 8. Ponder these two pictures. Take the first scene. A prophet, who knows God and His will, is standing on the mountain top, and as he looks down over the valley beneath him, with its acacia-trees and swift river, there spread the tents of Israel. He sees them, and knows that they are 'a people whom the Lord hath blessed.' Brought there
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Night of Miracles on the Lake of Gennesaret
THE last question of the Baptist, spoken in public, had been: Art Thou the Coming One, or look we for another?' It had, in part, been answered, as the murmur had passed through the ranks: This One is truly the Prophet, the Coming One!' So, then, they had no longer to wait, nor to look for another! And this Prophet' was Israel's long expected Messiah. What this would imply to the people, in the intensity and longing of the great hope which, for centuries, nay, far beyond the time of Ezra, had swayed
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

The Heavenly Footman; Or, a Description of the Man that Gets to Heaven:
TOGETHER WITH THE WAY HE RUNS IN, THE MARKS HE GOES BY; ALSO, SOME DIRECTIONS HOW TO RUN SO AS TO OBTAIN. 'And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain: escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.'--Genesis 19:17. London: Printed for John Marshall, at the Bible in Gracechurch Street, 1698. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR. About forty years ago a gentleman, in whose company I had commenced my
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Snares of Satan
The great controversy between Christ and Satan, that has been carried forward for nearly six thousand years, is soon to close; and the wicked one redoubles his efforts to defeat the work of Christ in man's behalf and to fasten souls in his snares. To hold the people in darkness and impenitence till the Saviour's mediation is ended, and there is no longer a sacrifice for sin, is the object which he seeks to accomplish. When there is no special effort made to resist his power, when indifference prevails
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Cross References
Numbers 23:29
Balaam said, "Build me seven altars here, and prepare seven bulls and seven rams for me."

Numbers 24:1
Now when Balaam saw that it pleased the LORD to bless Israel, he did not resort to divination as at other times, but turned his face toward the wilderness.

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