1902 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR)
22:1 ¶ Then did the sons of Israel break up,and encamp in the waste plains of Moab, on the other side of the Jordan by Jericho.
22:2 And Balak son of Zipper saw all that Israel had done unto the Amorites;
22:3 and Moab shrank with great fear from the presence of the people, because, many, they were,and Moab was alarmed at the presence of the sons of Israel.
22:4 So Moab said unto the elders of MidianNow, shall the gathered host lick up all that are round about us, as the ox doth lick up the verdure of the field. But, Balak son of Zippor, was king unto Moab at that time.
22:5 So he sent messengers unto Balaam son of Boor, to Pethor, which was by the river of the land of the sons of his people, to call him,sayingLo! a people, hath come forth out of Egypt, Lo! he hath covered the eye of the land, Yea, he, is tarrying over against me.
22:6 Now, therefore, do come, I pray thee, curse me this people, For, stronger, he is, than I, If peradventure I prevail, we shall smite him, That I may drive him out of the land,For I know that, he whom thou dost bless, is to be blessed, And, he whom thou dost curse, is to be cursed.
22:7 And the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian, went their way, with the rewards of divination in their hand,so they came in unto Balaam, and spake unto him the words of Balak.
22:9 And God came in unto Balaam,and said, Who are these men, with thee?
22:10 Then said Balaam unto God,Balak, son of Zipper, king of Moab, hath sent unto me:
22:11 Lo! the people that hath come forth out of Egypthe covereth the eye of the land. Now, do come, do revile me him, Peradventure I shall prevail in making war with him, And shall drive him out.
22:12 And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them,Thou shalt not curse the people, For, blessed, he is.
22:14 So the princes of Moab arose, and came in unto Balak,and said, Balaam refused, to come with us.
22:15 ¶ Then added Balak again,to send princes, more and weightier than these.
22:16 And they came in unto Balaam,and said unto himThus, said Balak son of Zipper, Do not be withheld, I pray thee, from coming unto me:
22:17 For I will, honour, thee, exceedingly, and, all that thou shalt say unto me, will I do. Do come therefore, I pray thee, oh revile me this people.
22:20 And God came in unto Balaam, by night, and said unto himIf, to call thee, the men have come in, arise, go with them,But only, the thing that I shall speak unto thee, that, shalt thou do.
22:21 So Balaam arose, in the morning, and saddled his ass,and went with the princes of Moab.
22:22 ¶ Then kindled the anger of God, because he, was going, and the messenger of Yahweh stationed, himself in the way, to withstand him,as he was riding upon his ass, his two young men being with him.
22:23 And the ass saw the messenger of Yahweh, stationed in the road, with his drawn sword in his hand, so the ass turned aside out of the road, and went into the field,and Balaam smote the ass, to make her turn back into the road.
22:29 And Balaam said unto the ass, Surely thou hast been making sport of me,Would there had been a sword in my hand, for, now, would I have slain thee.
22:30 Then said the ass unto BalaamAm not, I, thine own ass, on which thou hast ridden all thy life, until this day? Have I, been wont, to do unto thee, thus? And he said, Nay!
22:33 And the ass hath seen me, and hath turned aside at my presence, these three times: Unless she had turned aside from my presence, yea, now, even thee, had I slain, but, her, had I suffered to live.
22:34 Then said Balaam unto the messenger of YahwehI have sinned, for I knew not, that, thou, wast stationed to meet me in the road,Now, therefore, if it be displeasing in thine eyes, I must get me back again.
22:36 ¶ And Balak heard, that Balaam, was coming,so he went forth to meet him, unto a city of Moab which was upon the boundary of Arnon, which was in the utmost part of the boundary.
22:37 And Balak said unto Balaam: Did I not, send, unto thee, to call thee? Wherefore, didst thou not come unto me? Am I not, in very deed, able to honour thee?
22:38 And Balaam said unto BalakLo! I am come unto thee, Now, can, I, possibly, promise, anything? The word that God shall put in my mouth, that, must I speak.
22:39 So Balaam went with Balak,and they entered Kiriath-huzoth.
22:40 And Balak sacrificed herd and flock,and sent unto Balaam, and unto the princes that were with him.
22:41 And it came to pass in the morning, that Balak took Balaam, and brought him up the high places of Baal,and he saw from thence the utmost part of the people.