he sent messengers to Balaam(A) son of Beor at Pethor, which is by the Euphrates in the land of his people.[a][b] Balak said to him, “Look, a people has come out of Egypt; they cover the surface of the land(B) and are living right across from me. Please come and put a curse on these people for me because they are more powerful than I am. I may be able to defeat them and drive them out of the land, for I know that those you bless are blessed and those you curse are cursed.”(C)

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Footnotes

  1. 22:5 Sam, Vg, Syr read of the Ammonites
  2. 22:5 Or of the Amawites

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