17 “I see him, but not now;
I behold him, but not near;
A star shall come forth from Jacob,
(A)A scepter shall rise from Israel,
(B)And shall crush through the [a]forehead of Moab,
And [b]tear down all the sons of [c]Sheth.

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  1. Numbers 24:17 Lit corners
  2. Numbers 24:17 Another reading is the crown of the head of
  3. Numbers 24:17 I.e. tumult