Numbers - Chapter 23
FREE Catholic Classes
- « Prev
- Next »
2 Balak did as Balaam said and offered a burnt offering of one bull and one ram on each altar.
3 Balaam then said to Balak, 'Stand beside your burnt offerings while I go away. Perhaps Yahweh will come and meet me. If he does, I shall tell you whatever he reveals to me.' And he withdrew to a bare hill.
5 Yahweh then put a prophecy into his mouth and said to him, 'Go back to Balak, and that is what you must say to him.'
6 So Balaam went back to him, and found him still standing beside his burnt offering, with all the chiefs of Moab.
7 He then declaimed his poem as follows: Balak has brought me from Aram, the king of Moab from the hills of Kedem: 'Come and curse Jacob for me, come and denounce Israel!'
12 Balaam replied, 'Am I to depart from what Yahweh puts into my mouth?'
15 Balaam said to Balak, 'Stand here beside your burnt offerings while I wait over there.'
16 God came to meet Balaam, he put a prophecy into his mouth and said to him, 'Go back to Balak, and that is what you must say to him.'
19 God is no human being that he should lie, no child of Adam to change his mind. Is it his to say and not to do, is it his to speak and not fulfil?
23 There is no omen whatever against Jacob, no augury at all against Israel. Well may people say of Jacob, of Israel, 'What has God achieved?'
24 for here is a people like a lioness rising, poised like a lion to spring; nor will he lie down till he has devoured his prey and drunk the blood of his slain.
26 Balaam retorted to Balak, 'Did I not tell you? Whatever Yahweh says, I must do.'
28 So Balak led Balaam to the summit of Peor, overlooking the wastelands.
30 Balak did as Balaam said and offered a burnt offering of one bull and one ram on each altar.
Most Popular Bibles
Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6
Gospel, John 8:1-11
More Daily Readings
FREE Classes on the Bible Free, world-class Catholic education for anyone, anywhere
Copyright 2020 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2020 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.
Catholic Online is a Project of Your Catholic Voice Foundation, a Not-for-Profit Corporation. Your Catholic Voice Foundation has been granted a recognition of tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Federal Tax Identification Number: 81-0596847. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law.