New International Version
The LORD put a word in Balaam's mouth and said, "Go back to Balak and give him this word."
King James Bible
And the LORD put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said, Return unto Balak, and thus thou shalt speak.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said, Return to Balak, and thus shalt thou speak.
World English Bible
Yahweh put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said, "Return to Balak, and thus you shall speak."
Young's Literal Translation
and Jehovah putteth a word in the mouth of Balaam, and saith, 'Turn back unto Balak, and thus thou dost speak.'
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Stand by thy burnt-offering - We have already seen that blessing and cursing in this way were considered as religious rites, and therefore must be always preceded by sacrifice. See this exemplified in the case of Isaac, before he blessed Jacob and Esau, Genesis 27 (note), and the notes there. The venison that was brought to Isaac, of which he did eat, was properly the preparatory sacrifice.
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'... 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 …
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You shall speak to him and put words in his mouth; I will help both of you speak and will teach you what to do.
That night God came to Balaam and said, "Since these men have come to summon you, go with them, but do only what I tell you."
God met with him, and Balaam said, "I have prepared seven altars, and on each altar I have offered a bull and a ram."
So he went back to him and found him standing beside his offering, with all the Moabite officials.
I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites, and I will put my words in his mouth. He will tell them everything I command him.
Then the LORD reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, "I have put my words in your mouth.
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