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Numbers 24:16-18 New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition (NRSVACE)

16 the oracle of one who hears the words of God,
    and knows the knowledge of the Most High,[a]
who sees the vision of the Almighty,[b]
    who falls down, but with his eyes uncovered:
17 I see him, but not now;
    I behold him, but not near—
a star shall come out of Jacob,
    and a sceptre shall rise out of Israel;
it shall crush the borderlands[c] of Moab,
    and the territory[d] of all the Shethites.
18 Edom will become a possession,
    Seir a possession of its enemies,[e]
    while Israel does valiantly.

Footnotes:

  1. Numbers 24:16 Or of Elyon
  2. Numbers 24:16 Traditional rendering of Heb Shaddai
  3. Numbers 24:17 Or forehead
  4. Numbers 24:17 Some Mss read skull
  5. Numbers 24:18 Heb Seir, its enemies, a possession
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Numbers 24:16-18 New International Version (NIV)

16 the prophecy of one who hears the words of God,
    who has knowledge from the Most High,
who sees a vision from the Almighty,
    who falls prostrate, and whose eyes are opened:

17 “I see him, but not now;
    I behold him, but not near.
A star will come out of Jacob;
    a scepter will rise out of Israel.
He will crush the foreheads of Moab,
    the skulls[a] of[b] all the people of Sheth.[c]
18 Edom will be conquered;
    Seir, his enemy, will be conquered,
    but Israel will grow strong.

Footnotes:

  1. Numbers 24:17 Samaritan Pentateuch (see also Jer. 48:45); the meaning of the word in the Masoretic Text is uncertain.
  2. Numbers 24:17 Or possibly Moab, / batter
  3. Numbers 24:17 Or all the noisy boasters
New International Version (NIV)

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