Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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.

General references

Bible References

He took

Numbers 23:18
Then he took up his discourse and said,
“Arise, O Balak, and hear;
Give ear to me, O son of Zippor!
Numbers 24:3
He took up his discourse and said,
The oracle of Balaam the son of Beor,
And the oracle of the man whose eye is opened;
Job 27:1
Then Job continued his discourse and said,
Job 29:1
And Job again took up his discourse 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, propound a riddle and speak a parable to the house of Israel,
Ezekiel 20:49
Then I said, “Ah Lord God! They are saying of me, ‘Is he not just speaking parables?’”
Micah 2:4
“On that day they will take up against you a taunt
And utter a bitter lamentation and say,
‘We are completely destroyed!
He exchanges the portion of my people;
How He removes it from me!
To the apostate He apportions our fields.’
Habakkuk 2:6
“Will not all of these take up a taunt-song against him,
Even mockery and insinuations against him
And say, ‘Woe to him who increases what is not his—
For how long—
And makes himself rich with loans?’
Matthew 13:33
He spoke another parable to them, The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three pecks of flour until it was all leavened.”
Mark 12:12
And they were seeking to seize Him, and yet they feared the people, for they understood that He spoke the parable against them. And so they left Him and went away.

Come

Numbers 22:6
Now, therefore, please come, curse this people for me since they are too mighty for me; perhaps I may be able to defeat them and drive them out of the land. For I know that he whom you bless is blessed, and he whom you curse is cursed.”
Proverbs 26:2
Like a sparrow in its flitting, like a swallow in its flying,
So a curse without cause does not alight.

Defy israel

1 Samuel 17:10
Again the Philistine said, “I defy the ranks of Israel this day; give me a man that we may fight together.”
2 Samuel 21:21
When he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimei, David’s brother, struck him down.
2 Samuel 23:9
and after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David when they defied the Philistines who were gathered there to battle and the men of Israel had withdrawn.

General references

Numbers 23:11
Then Balak said to Balaam, “What have you done to me? I took you to curse my enemies, but behold, you have actually blessed them!”
Numbers 24:15
He took up his discourse and said,
The oracle of Balaam the son of Beor,
And the oracle of the man whose eye is opened,

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