Then Balaam(A) spoke his message:(B)

“Balak brought me from Aram,(C)
    the king of Moab from the eastern mountains.(D)
‘Come,’ he said, ‘curse Jacob for me;
    come, denounce Israel.’(E)

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For they did not come to meet you with bread and water(A) on your way when you came out of Egypt, and they hired Balaam(B) son of Beor from Pethor in Aram Naharaim[a](C) to pronounce a curse on you.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 23:4 That is, Northwest Mesopotamia

The anger of the Lord burned against Israel so that he sold(A) them into the hands of Cushan-Rishathaim(B) king of Aram Naharaim,[a](C) to whom the Israelites were subject for eight years.

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Footnotes

  1. Judges 3:8 That is, Northwest Mesopotamia

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