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18 Then Balaam delivered this message:

“Stand up, Balak, and listen!
    Hear me, son of Zippor!
19 God is not like people. He tells no lies.
    He is not like humans. He doesn’t change his mind.
        When he says something, he does it.
        When he makes a promise, he keeps it.
20 I have received a command to bless.
    He has blessed, and I can’t change it.

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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)

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