Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

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.

Because

Hired balaam

Bible References

Because

Matthew 25:40
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.

Hired balaam

Numbers 22:3
And Moab was sore afraid of the people, because they were many: and Moab was distressed because of the children of Israel.
Joshua 24:9
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;

Our god

Numbers 23:8
How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? And how shall I defy, whom Jehovah hath not defied?
Numbers 24:5
How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, Thy tabernacles, O Israel!
Deuteronomy 23:5
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.
Psalm 109:28
Let them curse, but bless thou: When they arise, they shall be put to shame, But thy servant shall rejoice.
Micah 6:5
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.