1890 Darby's Translation of the Holy Scriptures (DBY)
23:1 ¶ And Balaam said to Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams.
23:2 And Balak did as Balaam had said; and Balak and Balaam offered up a bullock and a ram on [each] altar.
23:4 And God met Balaam; and [Balaam] said to him, I have disposed seven altars, and have offered up a bullock and a ram upon [each] altar.
23:6 And he returned to him, and behold, he was standing by his burnt-offering, he, and all the princes of Moab.
23:7 And he took up his parable, and said, Balak the king of Moab hath brought me from Aram, from the mountains of the east: Come, curse me Jacob, and come, denounce Israel!
23:9 For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him: Lo, [it is] a people that shall dwell alone and shall not be reckoned among the nations.
23:10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let my soul die the death of the righteous, and let my end be like his!
23:11 And Balak said to Balaam, What hast thou done to me? I took thee to curse mine enemies, and behold, thou hast blessed them altogether.
23:13 And Balak said to him, Come, I pray thee, with me to another place, from whence thou wilt see them; thou shalt see only the extremity of them and shalt not see them all, and curse me them from thence.
23:14 ¶ And he took him to the watchmen's field, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered up a bullock and a ram on [each] altar.
23:15 And [Balaam] said to Balak, Stand here by thy burnt-offering, and I will go to meet yonder.
23:18 Then he took up his parable and said, Rise up, Balak, and hear! hearken unto me, son of Zippor!
23:20 Behold, I have received [mission] to bless; and he hath blessed, and I cannot reverse it.
23:24 Lo, the people will rise up as a lioness, and lift himself up as a lion. He shall not lie down until he have eaten the prey and drunk the blood of the slain.
23:25 ¶ And Balak said to Balaam, Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all.
23:27 ¶ And Balak said to Balaam, Come, I pray thee, I will bring thee to another place; perhaps it will be right in the sight of God that thou curse me them from thence.
23:28 And Balak brought Balaam to the top of Peor, which looks over the surface of the waste.
23:29 And Balaam said to Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams.
23:30 And Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered up a bullock and a ram on each altar.
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