And Balaam (A)took up his discourse and said,

“From (B)Aram Balak has brought me,
    the king of Moab (C)from the eastern mountains:
‘Come, (D)curse Jacob for me,
    and come, denounce Israel!’

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For whenever the Israelites planted crops, the Midianites and (A)the Amalekites and (B)the people of the East would come up against them.

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