(A)because they did not meet you with bread and with water on the way, when you came out of Egypt, and because they (B)hired against you Balaam the son of Beor from Pethor of (C)Mesopotamia, to curse you.

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(A)Then Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, arose and fought against Israel. (B)And he sent and invited Balaam the son of Beor to curse you,

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for they did not meet the people of Israel with bread and water, but hired Balaam against them to curse them—yet our God turned the curse into a blessing.

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O my people, remember (A)what Balak king of Moab devised,
    and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him,
and what happened from (B)Shittim to Gilgal,
    that you may know (C)the righteous acts of the Lord.”

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15 Forsaking the right way, (A)they have gone astray. They have followed (B)the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved (C)gain from wrongdoing,

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11 Woe to them! For they walked in (A)the way of Cain and abandoned themselves for the sake of gain (B)to Balaam's error and (C)perished in Korah's rebellion.

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14 But I have a few things against you: you have some there who hold the teaching of (A)Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, so that they might (B)eat food sacrificed to idols and (C)practice sexual immorality.

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