Nu 23:2
23:2 And Balak did as Balaam had spoken; and (a) Balak and
     Balaam offered on [every] altar a bullock and a ram.

     (a) For among the Gentiles the kings often used to
         sacrifice, as did the priests.

Nu 23:4
23:4 And God {b} met Balaam: and he said unto him, I have
     prepared seven altars, and I have offered upon [every]
     altar a bullock and a ram.

     (b) Appeared to him.

Nu 23:5
23:5 And the LORD {c} put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said,
     Return unto Balak, and thus thou shalt speak.

     (c) Taught him what to say.

Nu 23:7
23:7 And he took up his parable, and said, Balak the king of
     Moab hath brought me from Aram, out of the mountains of the
     east, [saying], Come, curse me Jacob, and come, {d} defy

     (d) Cause everyone to hate and detest them.

Nu 23:9
23:9 For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills
     I behold him: lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall
     not be reckoned among the {e} nations.

     (e) But shall have religion and laws apart.

Nu 23:10
23:10 Who can count the {f} dust of Jacob, and the number of the
      fourth [part] of Israel? Let me {g} die the death of the
      righteous, and let my last end be like his!

      (f) The infinite multitude, as the dust of the earth.
      (g) The fear of God's judgment caused him to wish to be
          joined to the household of Abraham: thus the wicked
          have their consciences wounded when they consider
          God's judgments.

Nu 23:19
23:19 {h} God [is] not a man, that he should lie; neither the
      son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall
      he not do [it]? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make
      it good?

      (h) God's enemies are compelled to confess that his
          government is just, constant, and without change or

Nu 23:21
23:21 He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath he seen
      perverseness in Israel: the LORD his God [is] with him,
      and the {i} shout of a king [is] among them.

      (i) They triumph as victorious kings over their enemies.

Nu 23:23
23:23 Surely [there is] no enchantment against Jacob, neither
      [is there] any divination against Israel: {k} according to
      this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What
      hath God wrought!

      (k) Considering what God will work this time for the
          deliverance of his people, all the world will wonder.

Nu 23:27
23:27 And Balak said unto Balaam, Come, I pray thee, I will
      bring thee unto another {l} place; peradventure it will
      please God that thou mayest curse me them from thence.

      (l) Thus the wicked imagine of God that what he will not
          grant in one place, he will do in another.

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