The earth has produced its harvest;
God, our God, blesses us.
God will bless us,
and all the ends of the earth will fear Him.
For You, Lord, bless the righteous one;
You surround him with favor like a shield.
The Lord’s curse is on the household of the wicked,
but He blesses the home of the righteous;
Blessings are on the head of the righteous,
but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
For You meet him with rich blessings;
You place a crown of pure gold on his head.
You give him blessings forever;
You cheer him with joy in Your presence.
Since Balaam saw that it pleased the Lord to bless Israel, he did not go to seek omens as on previous occasions, but turned toward the wilderness.
I know that when I come to you, I will come in the fullness of the blessing of Christ.
1 Peter 3:9
not paying back evil for evil or insult for insult but, on the contrary, giving a blessing, since you were called for this, so that you can inherit a blessing.
Then God said to Balaam, “You are not to go with them. You are not to curse this people, for they are blessed.”
He blesses them, and they multiply greatly;
He does not let their livestock decrease.
You soften it with showers and bless its growth,
soaking its furrows and leveling its ridges.
But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love
for mankind appeared,
For ground that has drunk the rain that has often fallen on it and that produces vegetation useful to those it is cultivated for receives a blessing from God.
They will not labor without success
or bear children destined for disaster,
for they will be a people blessed by the Lord
along with their descendants.