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Numbers 24:16-18 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

16 I heard this message from God.
    I learned what God Most High taught me.
I saw what God All-Powerful showed me.
    I humbly tell what I clearly see.

17 “I see him coming, but not now.
    I see him coming, but not soon.
A star will come from the family of Jacob.
    A new ruler will come from the Israelites.
He will smash the heads of the Moabites
    and crush the heads of all the sons of Sheth.[a]
18 Israel will grow strong!
    He will get the land of Edom.
    He will get the land of Seir,[b] his enemy.

Footnotes:

  1. Numbers 24:17 sons of Sheth Or “Seth.” Seth was Adam’s third son. This might be like the phrases “son of Man” (Adam) and “son of Enosh” and mean simply “all these people.”
  2. Numbers 24:18 Seir Another name for Edom.
Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

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