Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And God came unto Balaam at night, and said unto him, If the men come to call thee, rise up, and go with them; but yet the word which I shall say unto thee, that shalt thou do.
If the men
1 Samuel 8:5
and said unto him - Lo! thou, art old, and, thy sons, walk not in thy ways: Now, appoint for us a king to judge us, like all the nations.
1 Samuel 12:12
But, when ye saw that, Nahash king of the sons of Ammon, came upon you, then said ye unto me, Nay! but, a king, shall reign over us, when, Yahweh your God, was your king!
So then I let them go on in the stubbornness of their own heart, - They might walk in their own counsels!
2 Thessalonians 2:9
Whose, presence, shall be according to an inworking of Satan, with all manner of mighty work and sign and wonders of falsehood,
And the messenger of Yahweh said unto Balaam - Go with the men: Only the word that I shall speak unto thee, that, shalt thou speak. So Balaam went his way with the princes of Balak.
And he answered and said, - Was it not to be so that whatsoever Yahweh should put into my mouth, the same, should I take heed to speak?
Though Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, yet could I not go beyond the bidding of Yahweh, to, do good or ill, out of my own heart, - what Yahweh shall speak, that, must I speak?
Yahweh, hath frustrated the counsel of nations, hath brought to nothing the devices of peoples.
They had not turned away from what they had longed for, Yet was their food in their mouth,
Because, thy raging against me, and thy contempt, have come up into mine ears, Therefore will I put My ring in thy nose, and My bit in thy lips, And will turn thee back, by the way by which thou earnest.
I might give thee a king in mine anger, and take him away in my wrath.
And he said unto them - Tarry ye here for the night, and I will bring you back word, as Yahweh shall speak unto me. So the princes of Moab abode with Balaam.
but I was not willing to hearken unto Balaam, - so, he kept on blessing, you, and I rescued you out of his hand.