Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

And Balak's anger was kindled against Balaam, and he smote his hands together: and Balak said unto Balaam, I called thee to curse mine enemies, and, behold, thou hast altogether blessed them these three times.

Bible References

He smote

Job 27:23
“Men will clap their hands at him
And will hiss him from his place.
Ezekiel 21:14
“You therefore, son of man, prophesy and clap your hands together; and let the sword be doubled the third time, the sword for the slain. It is the sword for the great one slain, which surrounds them,
Ezekiel 22:13
“Behold, then, I smite My hand at your dishonest gain which you have acquired and at the bloodshed which is among you.

I called

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.”
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!”
Deuteronomy 23:4
because they did not meet you with food and water on the way when you came out of Egypt, and because they hired against you Balaam the son of Beor from Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse you.
Joshua 24:9
Then Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, arose and fought against Israel, and he sent and summoned Balaam the son of Beor to curse you.
Nehemiah 13:2
because they did not meet the sons of Israel with bread and water, but hired Balaam against them to curse them. However, our God turned the curse into a blessing.

General references

Genesis 12:2
And I will make you a great nation,
And I will bless you,
And make your name great;
And so you shall be a blessing;
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!”
Joshua 24:10
But I was not willing to listen to Balaam. So he had to bless you, and I delivered you from his hand.