New International Version
18 Then he spoke his message:(A)
“Arise, Balak, and listen;
hear me, son of Zippor.(B)
19 God is not human,(C) that he should lie,(D)
not a human being, that he should change his mind.(E)
Does he speak and then not act?
Does he promise(F) and not fulfill?
20 I have received a command to bless;(G)
he has blessed,(H) and I cannot change it.(I)
21 “No misfortune is seen in Jacob,(J)
no misery observed[a] in Israel.(K)
The Lord their God is with them;(L)
the shout of the King(M) is among them.
22 God brought them out of Egypt;(N)
they have the strength of a wild ox.(O)
23 There is no divination against[b] Jacob,
no evil omens(P) against[c] Israel.
It will now be said of Jacob
and of Israel, ‘See what God has done!’
24 The people rise like a lioness;(Q)
they rouse themselves like a lion(R)
that does not rest till it devours its prey
and drinks the blood(S) of its victims.”