Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And Yahweh met Balaam, and put a word into his mouth, - and said - Return unto Balak and thus shalt thou speak.
And God came in unto Balaam, - and said, Who are these men with thee?
I have prepared
Then said Balaam unto Balak: Build me here seven altars, - and prepare me here, seven bullocks and seven rams.
Wherefore have we Fasted and thou hast not seen? Humbled our soul, and thou wouldst take no note? Lo! in the day of your fast, ye take pleasure, But all your toilers, ye drive on!
These last, one hour, wrought, and thou hast made them, equal unto us, who have borne the burden of the day, and the scorching heat.
I fast twice in the week, I give a tenth of whatsoever things I gain!
Excommunicants from the synagogue, will they make you; Nay! there cometh an hour, that, every one who killeth you, shall think to be rendering, divine service, unto God!
Where, then, the boasting! It is excluded. Through what kind of law? Of works? Nay! but through a law of faith:
Not from works, lest anyone should boast.