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Numbers 22:38

Balaam said to Balak, "Look, I came to you now. Am I really able to speak anything at all? I speak the word that God puts in my mouth."

Numbers 22:18-19

Balaam answered and said to the servants of Balak, "Even though Balak gives to me his house full of silver and gold, I am not able to go beyond {the command of Yahweh} my God to do a little or a lot. And now please, {you also stay here} the night, and {let me find out} again what Yahweh will say with me."

Numbers 23:11-12

And Balak said to Balaam, "What have you done to me? I took you to curse my enemies, and look, you have surely blessed them!" He answered and said, "{Should I not speak} what Yahweh puts in my mouth?"

Numbers 24:12-13

Balaam said to Balak, "Did I not speak to your messengers whom you sent to me, saying, 'If Balak gave to me the fullness of his house full of silver and gold, I am not able to go beyond {the command of Yahweh} to do good or evil, from my heart; what Yahweh speaks, I will speak'?

Numbers 24:2-4

Balaam lift up his eyes, and he saw Israel dwelling according to its tribes, and the spirit of God was upon it. He {uttered} his oracle and said, "The declaration of Balaam son Beor, the declaration of the man [whose] eyes are closed, the declaration of the hearer of God's words, who sees the revelation of Shaddai, falling down but [whose] eyes are uncovered.

Numbers 23:3-5

And Balaam said to Balak, "Station yourself at your burnt offering, and I will go; perhaps Yahweh will come to meet me, and whatever he shows me I will tell to you." So he went [to] a barren height. And God met with Balaam, and he said to him, "I have arranged seven altars, and I have offered a bull and a ram on the altar. Yahweh put a word in the mouth of Balaam and said, "Return to Balak, and you must speak thus."

Numbers 24:15-16

And he {uttered} his oracle and said, "The declaration of Balaam son of Beor, and the declaration of the man whose eye is closed, the declaration of the hearer of God's words, and the knower of the knowledge of the Most High, who sees the vision of Shaddai, who is falling, and [his] eyes [are] revealed.

Numbers 23:6-10

So he returned to him, and behold, he was standing beside his burnt offering, he and all the leaders of Moab. And he lifted up his oracle and said, "From Aram Balak lead me, from the mountains of the east the king of Moab, 'Go for me, curse Jacob, and go, denounce Israel.' How can I curse [whom] God has not cursed, and how can I denounce [whom] Yahweh has not denounced?read more.
Because from the top of [the] rocks I see him, from hilltops I watch him. Behold, a people [who] dwell alone, they do not consider themselves among the nations. Who can count the dust of Jacob, or [as] a number the fourth part of Israel? Let my life die the death of an upright person, and let my end be like his!"

Numbers 23:18-24

Then {he uttered} his oracle, and said, "Stand up, Balak, and hear; listen to me, son of Zippor! God [is] not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of humankind, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do [it]? And has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it Behold, I have received [a command] to bless; when he has blessed, I cannot cause it to return.read more.
He has no regard [for] evil in Jacob, and he does not see trouble in Israel; Yahweh his God [is] with him, and a shout of a king [is] among them. God, who brings them out from Egypt, [is] like the strength of a wild ox for them. Because [there is] no sorcery against Jacob, and [there is] no divination against Israel. Now it will be said to Jacob and Israel, what God has done! Look! [the] people will rise like the lion; he raises himself and will not lie down until he eats [the] prey and drinks the blood of the slain."

Numbers 24:2-9

Balaam lift up his eyes, and he saw Israel dwelling according to its tribes, and the spirit of God was upon it. He {uttered} his oracle and said, "The declaration of Balaam son Beor, the declaration of the man [whose] eyes are closed, the declaration of the hearer of God's words, who sees the revelation of Shaddai, falling down but [whose] eyes are uncovered.read more.
How good are your tents, O Jacob, your dwellings, O Israel! They are spread out like valleys, like gardens on a river, like aloes planted by Yahweh, like cedars at [the] waters. He will pour water from his buckets, and his offspring [will be] like many waters; his king will be higher than Agag, and his kingdom will be exalted. God, who brings him out from Egypt, [is] like the strength of a wild ox for him. He will devour [the] nations [who are] his enemies; he will break their bones; he will pierce [them with] his arrows. He crouches, he lies down like a lion, and like a lioness, who will rouse him? [They who] bless you will be blessed, and [they who] curse you will be cursed."

Malachi 1:1

{An oracle}. The word of Yahweh to Israel {through} Malachi.

Isaiah 14:28

In the year of the death of king Ahaz there was this oracle:

Isaiah 21:1-17

The oracle of [the] wilderness of [the] sea: As storm winds passing over in the Negev, {it comes} from [the] desert, from a frightful land. A hard revelation is told to me; the treacherous deals treacherously, and the destroyer destroys. Go up, Elam; lay siege, Media! I put an end to all of her sighing. Therefore my loins are filled [with] anguish; pangs have seized me, like [the] pangs of a woman giving birth. I am {too bent to hear}, I am {too dismayed to see}.read more.
My {mind} staggers; fear terrifies me; the twilight {I desired} {brought} me fear. Set out the table in order! Spread out the rugs! Eat! drink! Rise up, commanders; smear [the] shield! For the Lord said this to me: "Go, set watchman in position. He must announce what he sees. When he sees riders, a pair of horsemen, riders of donkeys, riders of camels, {then} he must listen attentively, paying attention, paying {special} attention." Then [the] {watchman} called, "Lord, I [am] standing on [the] watchtower continually by day, and I [am] standing at my post {throughout} the night. And look [at] this! A man's a chariot [is] coming, a pair of horsemen!" Then he responded and said, "It has fallen! Babylon has fallen! And all the images of her gods are smashed on the ground!" My downtrodden people and the son of my threshing floor, I will announce to you what I have heard from Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel. The oracle of Dumah: [One is] calling to me from Seir, "Watchman, what {of} [the] night? Watchman, what {of} [the] night?" [The] watchman says, "Morning comes, and also [the] night. If you will inquire, inquire; {come back again}." An oracle {concerning} Arabia: You will spend the night in the thicket in a desert-plateau, caravans of Dedanites. {When you happen to meet} [the] thirsty, bring water. Inhabitants of the land of Tema came to meet [the] fugitive with his bread. For they have fled from [the] swords, from [the] drawn sword and [the] bent bow, and from [the] heaviness of [the] battle. For the Lord said this to me: "{In one more year}, like [the] years of a hired worker, all the glory of Kedar will come to an end. And the remainder of the number of the bows of the warriors of the sons of Kedar will be few." For Yahweh, the God of Israel, has spoken.

Isaiah 30:6-11

An oracle of the animals of the Negev: Through a land of trouble and distress, [of] lioness and lion, {among} them [are] snake and flying serpent; they carry their wealth on [the] {backs} of male donkeys and their treasures on [the] humps of camels, to a people [that] cannot profit [them]. For {Egyptians} help [with] vanity and emptiness, therefore I have called this one "Rahab, they [are] sitting." Now go, write it on a tablet with them, and inscribe it on a scroll, {that} it may be {for the time to come}, forever, forever.read more.
For it [is] a people of rebellion, deceitful children, children [who are] not willing to hear the instruction of Yahweh, who say to those who do see, "You must not see!" and to the seers, "You must not see truth for us; speak smooth things to us, see illusions, turn aside from [the] way, turn aside from [the] path, put an end to the holy one of Israel from our face."

Ezekiel 12:7-11

And I did {just as} I was commanded; my baggage, like [the] baggage of an exile, I brought out by day, and in the evening I dug through for myself into the wall with my hand in the dusk; I brought [the baggage] on [my] shoulder; I carried [it] before their eyes. And the word of Yahweh {came} to me in the morning, {saying}, "Son of man, did not they, the house of Israel, the house of rebellion, say to you, 'What [are] you doing?'read more.
Say to them, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "This oracle [is about] the prince in Jerusalem and {the entire} house of Israel {who are among them}." ' Say, 'I am your sign, [and] {just as} I did, so will it be done to them in the exile; into captivity they will go.'

Nahum 1:1

The oracle concerning Nineveh-- the scroll of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite:

Lamentations 2:14

Your prophets had a vision for you, false and worthless; they have not exposed your sin, to restore your fortune; they have seen oracles for you, false and misleading.

Jeremiah 23:33-40

"Now when this people, or a prophet, or a priest, ask you, {saying}, 'What [is] the burden of Yahweh?' then you shall say to them, '{You are the burden}, and I will forsake you,'" {declares} Yahweh. "And the prophet, and the priest, and the people who say, 'The burden of Yahweh,' I will punish that man and his house. Thus you shall say, each one to his neighbor and each one to his brother: 'What has Yahweh answered?' or, 'What has Yahweh spoken?'read more.
But you shall not mention the burden of Yahweh, for the burden is to each one his word, and so you twist the words of [the] living God, Yahweh of hosts, our God Thus you shall say to that prophet, 'What has Yahweh answered you?' or, 'What has Yahweh spoken?' But if you say, 'The burden of Yahweh,' {therefore} thus says Yahweh, 'because of your saying these words, "The burden of Yahweh," then I will send to you, {saying}, "You shall not say, 'The burden of Yahweh.'" {Therefore} look, here I am, and I will surely lift you up and forsake you and the city that I gave to you and to your ancestors from {my presence}, and I will bring upon you {an everlasting disgrace} and {an everlasting shame} that will not be forgotten."

Proverbs 16:10

A decision is upon the lips of a king; in judgment his mouth will not sin.

Psalm 36:1

An oracle: the wicked has rebellion in the midst of his heart. There is no fear of God before his eyes.

2 Samuel 23:1-4

These [are] the last words of David, the declaration of David the son of Jesse, and the declaration of the man exalted [by] the Most High, the anointed one of the God of Jacob and the darling of the songs of Israel. "The spirit of Yahweh speaks through me, and his word [is] upon my tongue. The God of Israel said to me, the rock of Israel has spoken; 'He who rules over mankind rules righteously, in the fear of God.read more.
Like the light of [the] morning when the sun rises, shining with no clouds, [bringing] vegetation from the earth apart from rain.'

From Thematic Bible


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Deuteronomy 31:26

"Take the scroll of this law and put it at the side of the ark of the covenant of Yahweh your God, and it will be there as a witness against you.

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Oracles Of Balaam

4;22;38

Balaam said to Balak, "Look, I came to you now. Am I really able to speak anything at all? I speak the word that God puts in my mouth."