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23:15 'Keep a vigil here with your burnt offering,' said [Balaam] to Balak, 'and I will go yonder and seek a vision.'
Vayomer el-Balak hityatsev koh al-olatecha ve'anochi ikareh koh.
23:16 God appeared to Balaam, and placed a message in his mouth. He said, 'Return to Balak, and declare exactly [what I have told you].'
Vayikar Adonay el-Bil'am vayasem davar befiv vayomer shuv el-Balak vechoh tedaber.
23:17 When [Balaam] returned, [Balak] was standing vigil over his burnt offering, along with the Moabite dignitaries. 'What has God declared?' asked Balak.
Vayavo elav vehino nitsav al-olato vesarey Moav ito vayomer lo Balak mah-diber Adonay.
23:18 [Balaam] proclaimed his oracle and said, 'Rise, Balak, and listen: pay close attention to my insight, son of Tzippor.
Vayisa meshalo vayomar kum Balak ushama ha'azinah aday beno Tsipor.



Commentary:

insight
  Ad in Hebrew. Or, 'my words' (Targum; Saadia; Radak, Sherashim). Or, 'testimony' (Septuagint), or, 'listen to me' (Hirsch).





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