the word of the Lord
Then the LORD put a message in Balaam's mouth and said, "Return to Balak and say what I tell you."
The LORD met with Balaam and put a message in his mouth. Then He said, "Return to Balak and say what I tell you."
the oracle of one who hears the sayings of God, who sees a vision from the Almighty, who falls [into a trance] with [his] eyes uncovered:
the oracle of one who hears the sayings of God and has knowledge from the Most High, who sees a vision from the Almighty, who falls [into a trance] with [his] eyes uncovered:
I see him, but not now; I perceive him, but not near. A star will come from Jacob, and a scepter will arise from Israel. He will smash the forehead of Moab and strike down all the Shethites.
Edom will become a possession; Seir will become a possession of its enemies, but Israel will be triumphant.
One who comes from Jacob will rule; he will destroy the city's survivors.
Then Balaam saw Amalek and proclaimed his poem: Amalek was first among the nations, but his future is destruction.
Next he saw the Kenites and proclaimed his poem: Your dwelling place is enduring; your nest is set in the cliffs.
Kain will be destroyed when Asshur takes you captive.
Once more he proclaimed his poem: Ah, who can live when God does this?
Ships will come from the coast of Kittim; they will afflict Asshur and Eber, but they too will come to destruction.
On that day many will say to Me, 'Lord, Lord, didn't we prophesy in Your name, drive out demons in Your name, and do many miracles in Your name?'
He did not say this on his own, but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus was going to die for the nation,
If I have [the gift of] prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so that I can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.