17 “I see him, but not now;
    I behold him, but not near.(A)
A star will come out of Jacob;(B)
    a scepter will rise out of Israel.(C)
He will crush the foreheads of Moab,(D)
    the skulls[a](E) of[b] all the people of Sheth.[c]

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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

David also defeated the Moabites.(A) He made them lie down on the ground and measured them off with a length of cord. Every two lengths of them were put to death, and the third length was allowed to live. So the Moabites became subject to David and brought him tribute.(B)

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David also defeated the Moabites,(A) and they became subject to him and brought him tribute.

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Moab is my washbasin,
    on Edom I toss my sandal;
    over Philistia I shout in triumph.(A)

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10 The hand of the Lord will rest on this mountain;(A)
    but Moab(B) will be trampled in their land
    as straw is trampled down in the manure.

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46 Woe to you, Moab!(A)
    The people of Chemosh are destroyed;
your sons are taken into exile
    and your daughters into captivity.

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