For they did not come to meet you with bread and water(A) on your way when you came out of Egypt, and they hired Balaam(B) son of Beor from Pethor in Aram Naharaim[a](C) to pronounce a curse on you.(D)

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  1. Deuteronomy 23:4 That is, Northwest Mesopotamia

because they had not met the Israelites with food and water but had hired Balaam(A) to call a curse down on them.(B) (Our God, however, turned the curse into a blessing.)(C)

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