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Summary

And he took up his parable, and said, Balak the king of Moab hath brought me from Aram, out of the mountains of the east, saying, Come, curse me Jacob, and come, defy Israel.

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Bible References

He took

Numbers 23:18
And he took up his parable, and said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; Hearken unto me, thou son of Zippor:
Numbers 24:3
And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor saith, And the man whose eye was closed saith;
Job 27:1
And Job again took up his parable, and said,
Job 29:1
And Job again took up his parable, and said,
Psalm 78:2
I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old,
Ezekiel 17:2
Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable unto the house of Israel;
Ezekiel 20:49
Then said I, Ah Lord Jehovah! they say of me, Is he not a speaker of parables?
Micah 2:4
In that day shall they take up a parable against you, and lament with a doleful lamentation, and'say, We are utterly ruined: he changeth the portion of my people: how doth he remove it from me! to the rebellious he divideth our fields.
Habakkuk 2:6
Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, Woe to him that increaseth that which is not his! how long? and that ladeth himself with pledges!
Matthew 13:33
Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till it was all leavened.
Mark 12:12
And they sought to lay hold on him; and they feared the multitude; for they perceived that he spake the parable against them: and they left him, and went away.

Come

Numbers 22:6
Come now therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people; for they are too mighty for me: peradventure I shall prevail, that we may smite them, and that I may drive them out of the land; for I know that he whom thou blessest is blessed, and he whom thou cursest is cursed.
Proverbs 26:2
As the sparrow in her wandering, as the swallow in her flying, So the curse that is causeless alighteth not.

Defy israel

1 Samuel 17:10
And the Philistine said, I defy the armies of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together.
2 Samuel 21:21
And when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimei, David's brother, slew him.
2 Samuel 23:9
And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodai the son of an Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David, when they defied the Philistines that were there gathered together to battle, and the men of Israel were gone away.

General references

Numbers 23:11
And Balak said unto Balaam, What hast thou done unto me? I took thee to curse mine enemies, and, behold, thou hast blessed them altogether.
Numbers 24:15
And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor saith, And the man whose eye was closed saith;