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7 Then Balaam[a] uttered his oracle, saying,
“Balak has brought me from Aram,
the king of Moab from the eastern mountains:
‘Come, curse Jacob for me.
Come, denounce Israel!’(A)
8 How can I curse whom God has not cursed?
How can I denounce those whom the Lord has not denounced?(B)
9 For from the top of the crags I see him;
from the hills I behold him.
Here is a people living alone
and not reckoning itself among the nations!(C)
10 Who can count the dust of Jacob
or number the dust cloud[b] of Israel?
Let me die the death of the upright,
and let my end be like his!”(D)