Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Because they met not the children of Israel with bread and with water, but hired Balaam against them, that he should curse them: howbeit our God turned the curse into a blessing.
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it unto one of these my brethren, even these least, ye did it unto me.
And Moab was sore afraid of the people, because they were many: and Moab was distressed because of the children of Israel.
Then Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, arose and fought against Israel: and he sent and called Balaam the son of Beor to curse you;
How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? And how shall I defy, whom Jehovah hath not defied?
How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, Thy tabernacles, O Israel!
Nevertheless Jehovah thy God would not hearken unto Balaam; but Jehovah thy God turned the curse into a blessing unto thee, because Jehovah thy God loved thee.
Let them curse, but bless thou: When they arise, they shall be put to shame, But thy servant shall rejoice.
O my people, remember now what Balak king of Moab devised, and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him; remember from Shittim unto Gilgal, that ye may know the righteous acts of Jehovah.