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Balak

  
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 23:6
 23:7
 23:8
23:7 [Balaam] declared his oracle, and said, 'Balak, king of Moab, has brought me from Aram, from the hills of the east, [telling me] to come curse Jacob and conjure divine wrath against Israel.
Vayisa meshalo vayomar min-Aram yancheni Valak melech-Moav meharerey-Kedem lechah arah-li Ya'akov ulechah zo'amah Yisra'el.
23:8 But what curse can I pronounce if God will not grant curse? What divine wrath can I conjure if God will not be angry?
Mah ekov lo kaboh El umah ez'om lo za'am Adonay.



Commentary:

Aram
  See note on Numbers 22:5.

hills of the east
  Ibid. Some identify these with the hills of Gilead, through which Balaam had to pass (Tur).





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