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We believe GOD has called each of us to search matters out.
(The glorie of God is to conceale a thing secret: but the Kings honour is to search out a thing. Proverbs 25:2)
This is one reason why here at Marie Speaks GOD’s Grace Bible Study we review several historical references and resources, of which we provide links and or screen shots for others to study at their leisure.
We have been directed by GOD Almighty, to go Book by Book, Verse by Verse; sharing HIS GOoD News.
We believe as directed by GOD Our Heavenly Father, learning and growing in CHRIST shall only be achieved in reading, studying, and sharing HIS Word for ourselves; not relying on man.
(Luke 9 1 Then called he his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to heal diseases.2 And he sent them forth to preach the kingdom of God, and to cure the sick.) (Matthew 24 4And Iesus answered, and sayd vnto them, Take heede that no man deceiue you. 5For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ, and shall deceiue many.)
Learning, growing, and studying with OUR LORD is to be done with others that are like minded, but more so during our personal time.
(Matthew 6:6 But when thou prayest, enter into thy chamber and when thou hast shut thy doore, pray vnto thy Father which is in secret, and thy Father which seeth in secret, shall rewarde thee openly.0
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1 Corinthians 3:8
He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor.
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.
The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not suffer for the iniquity of the father, nor the father suffer for the iniquity of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself.
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Let us begin with today’s lesson!
Halley’s Bible Hand Book
Numbers ch 23:
Please Review Bible Study Numbers ch 22 for this portion of the History review.
Richards’ Complete Bible Handbook
Numbers ch 23:
Eerdmans’ Handbooks to the Bible
Numbers ch 23:
Please Review Bible Study Numbers ch 22 for this portion of the History review.
Let’s get into the Biblical portion of the Bible Study. I will be reading the Bible verses from the Geneva 1599/1560 edition of the Bible, but please feel free to read from your own personal preferred version. Just understand that different version come from different translations and translators, and of course publishers have different agendas. I always look for Bible published from lands that are known to have LORD as their KING.
2. Geneva 1560 Bible Teaching Notes:
Numbers ch 23:
|Numbers 23:1 thru 23:3|
And Balaam sayd vnto Balak, Builde me here seuen altars, and prepare me here seuen bullockes, and seuen rammes.
And Balak did as Balaam sayd, and Balak and Balaam offred on euery altar a bullocke and a ramme.
Then Balaam sayde vnto Balak, Stande by the burnt offring, and I will goe, if so be that the Lord will come and meete me: and whatsoeuer he sheweth me, I will tell thee: so he went forth alone.
GOD will often use signs, symbols, and even numbers to communicate with HIS people. Years latter or even in those current times, could there have been even a Prophetic message in the offering numbers repeating?
Let’s take a look at the number 7. Remember this is not numerology which is relying on Numerology
Numerology is the pseudoscientific belief in a divine or mystical relationship between a number and one or more coinciding events. It is also the study of the numerical value of the letters in words, names, and ideas. It is often associated with the paranormal, alongside astrology and similar to divinatory arts as explained by wikipedi.com. That numerology is witch craft, what we are talking about HE is another language of GOD or that GOD The Great I AM, uses to guide and speak to HIS People.
A good link I found that confirms this with GOD’s Word, this can be found by clicking on the source:
18 Bible Verses about Signs And Wonders Of The Gospel
A few of the verses I liked are below:
Even Simon himself believed; and after being baptized, he continued on with Philip, and as he observed signs and great miracles taking place, he was constantly amazed.
These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues;
1 Corinthians 14:22
So then tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe but to unbelievers; but prophecy is for a sign, not to unbelievers but to those who believe.
in no way alarmed by your opponents—which is a sign of destruction for them, but of salvation for you, and that too, from God.
God also testifying with them, both by signs and wonders and by various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit according to His own will.
The Meaning of Numbers: The Number 7
Used 735 times (54 times in the book of Revelation alone), the number 7 is the foundation of God’s word. If we include with this count how many times ‘sevenfold’ (6) and ‘seventh’ (119) is used, our total jumps to 860 references.
Seven is the number of completeness and perfection (both physical and spiritual). It derives much of its meaning from being tied directly to God’s creation of all things. According to some Jewish traditions, the creation of Adam occurred on September 26, 3760 B.C. (or the first day of Tishri, which is the seventh month on the Hebrew calendar). The word ‘created’ is used 7 times describing God’s creative work (Genesis 1:1, 21, 27 three times; 2:3; 2:4). There are 7 days in a week and God’s Sabbath is on the 7th day.
The Bible, as a whole, was originally divided into 7 major divisions. They are 1) the Law; 2) the Prophets; 3) the Writings, or Psalms; 4) the Gospels and Acts; 5) the General Epistles; 6) the Epistles of Paul; and 7) the book of Revelation. The total number of originally inspired books was forty-nine, or 7 x 7, demonstrating the absolute perfection of the Word of God.
|Numbers 23:4 thru 23:6|
And God met Balaam, and Balaam sayd vnto him, I haue prepared seuen altars, and haue offred vpon euery altar a bullocke and a ramme.
And the Lord put an answere in Balaams mouth, and sayde, Go againe to Balak, and say on this wise.
So when he returned vnto him, loe, hee stoode by his burnt offering, he, and all the princes of Moab.
Before we move on,
Let’s look at what the definition of a parable is:
He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.” (Matthew 13:31-32)
What is a parable? In short, it is a simple story to provide a more profound lesson or teaching! From the divine wisdom of Jesus Christ, we can learn transcendent, everlasting truths in the simple parables of the Bible.
Definition of Parable
A general definition of “parable” is a simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson, as told by Jesus in the Gospels.
Merriam-Webster gives the following definition for parable: “a usually short fictitious story that illustrates a moral attitude or a religious principle.” Furthermore, Merriam-Webster provides the etymology for the English word “parable” saying,
Parable comes to us via Anglo-French from the Late Latin word parabola, which in turn comes from Greek parabolē, meaning “comparison.” The word parabola may look familiar if you remember your geometry. The mathematical “parabola” refers to a kind of comparison between a fixed point and a straight line, resulting in a parabolic curve; it came to English from New Latin (Latin as used since the end of the medieval period, especially in scientific description and classification). “Parable,” however, descends from Late Latin (the Latin language used by writers in the 3rd to 6th centuries). The Late Latin term parabola referred to verbal comparisons: it essentially meant “allegory” or “speech.” Other English descendants of Late Latin parabola are “parole” and “palaver.”
Bible Meaning of Parables
In the Bible, Jesus teaches His disciples and followers by using parables among other methods. Parables were a way to convey moral, transcendent principles in an allegoric story that people could understand and relate to. A parable is a teaching method using the familiar to illustrate unfamiliar concepts. It is a story or saying that demonstrates a truth using comparison, hyperbole, or a simile.
In Greek rhetoric, people used them for argumentation, clarification, or to prove something. Parables can be one-liners such as “you are the salt of the earth” from Matthew 5:13 or “do not throw your pearls to pigs” from Matthew 7:6.
According to Crosswalk.com, parables can also represent a picture within a story. This type is called a simple parable and examples are the lost sheep and lost coin in Luke 15:3-10. Another type is the narrative parable. This is a dramatic story with one or more scenes as displayed in the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:30-37. Through the parables from Christ, we learn the importance of accountability for our thoughts, actions, and motives.
This link is to an interesting website I found that link several of the parable in the Bible along with Bible Reference. I hope other enjoy or check it out link to click on Bible Parables .
Now that we have a definition of parable, we can read the following verse with maybe a bit more understanding of the process taking place both Spiritually and Naturally.
|23:7 thru 23:10|
Then he vttered his parable, and sayde, Balak the king of Moab hath brought mee from Aram out of the mountaines of the East, saying, Come, curse Iaakob for my sake: come, and detest Israel.
How shall I curse, where God hath not cursed? or howe shall I detest, where the Lord hath not detested?
For from the top of the rocks I did see him, and from the hils I did beholde him: lo, the people shall dwell by themselues, and shall not be reckened among the nations.
Who can tell the dust of Iaakob, and the nomber of the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last ende be like his.
What is the definition of reckoned:
reck·oned, reck·on·ing, reck·ons
1. To count or compute: reckon the cost. See Synonyms at calculate.
2. To consider as being; regard as: See Synonyms at consider.
a. To think or conclude:
b. To expect or intend (to do something):
What is fourth part of Israel?
I have never heard of this before, so naturally I did a little researching. Below is what I found. Links are provided for other to view or research further.
1 article I found which I believe gives many great explanations regarding Balaam and his role of being used by GOD to speak Blessings of GOD’s Chosen Nation:
In the first of four oracles given by Balaam, two important prophetic aspects of latter-day Israel are given by which we can identify them: separate and numerous. Numbers 23:9 says, ” For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him: lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations.” (KJV) What does it mean, “the people shall dwell alone?” Israel was not separate, dwelling alone, when the prophecy was given. In fact, Deuteronomy 7 lists seven distinct nations who resided with the Israelites in Canaan during the pre-exilic era. Clearly, then, this prophecy had a fulfillment after God’s people were removed from the pagan tribes of the land of Palestine in the Babylonian and Assyrian exiles of 732 BC to 537 BC. Noted 18th century scholar, John Gill, stated, ” Israel shall not be reckoned among the nations; as belonging to them, shall not be made of any account by them, but be despised and reproached for their religion chiefly; nor reckon themselves of them, nor mix with them; so the [rabbinic] Targum of Jerusalem, ‘they shall not be mixed.”’
Another branch of God’s people, Ephraim, or the ten tribe House of Israel, were exiled by the Assyrians in three main conquests between 732 – 676 B.C. and were thereafter lost to recorded history. Evidence in the Apocrypha (2 Esdras 13:40-45) reveals that they migrated north through the upper reaches of the Euphrates River in the direction of the Caucasus and Europe. Their descendants are called Caucasian due to their first appearance in Europe in the Caucasus Mountain area. Early northern Europe was indeed a nearly empty region, “a land where never mankind dwelt” (2 Esdras 13:41).
Balaam’s prophecy states in Numbers 23:10, “Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his!” (KJV) The word, dust, Hebrew aphar, means sand or soil, and symbolizes seed or descendants. Reformation scholar John Wycliffe (1394) translated (in modern spelling), “Who may number the dust, that is, the kindred, of Jacob, and know the number of the generation of Israel?” Similarly, the ancient Septuagint translation states, “Who has exactly calculated the seed of Jacob, and who shall number the families of Israel?” This implication of great population growth contrasts with the Jewish people, who have frequently been numbered and are declining in population, along with their Samaritan brethren who are nearly extinct.
The original Hebrew text additionally clearly speaks of a “fourth part,” (Hebrew, roba). The Amplified Version says, “Who can count the dust, the descendants, of Jacob and the number of the fourth part of Israel?” John Gill comments, “the fourth part of Israel; one of the four camps of Israel, as the Targums of Onkelos and Jonathan; for this people was divided into four camps, under so many standards, which were those of Judah, Reuben, Ephraim, and Dan, see Num. 2:1, and one of them is represented by Balaam as so numerous, as not to be counted, or should be so, see Hosea 1:10. The Israel of God…are in themselves, and will be when all together, a great number, which no man can number, Rev. 7:9.”
Similarly, the Pulpit Commentary says, “The fourth part of Israel is so rendered by the Targums, as alluding to the four great camps into which the host was divided.” Early Israel dwelled in the wilderness in a square formation, with three tribes on each side, one of which was a quadrant leader. These four quadrant leading tribes were symbolized in their heraldry as a lion (Judah); an ox, stag, or unicorn (Ephraim); a man (Reuben); and an eagle or serpent (Dan). Each of these tribes had distinct characteristics and prophetic fulfillments (Gen. 49; Deut. 33) to be realized in the latter days (Gen. 49:1). A fuller discussion of Israel heraldry in Western nations with full color illustrations is found in the book, “Symbols of Our Celto-Saxon Heritage” by W.H. Bennett, available from CBIA at http://www.migrations.info.
A fuller discussion of Israel heraldry in Western nations with full color illustrations is found in the book, “Symbols of Our Celto-Saxon Heritage” by W.H. Bennett, available from CBIA at http://www.migrations.info.
This book and topic sounds interesting to me, so again I wanted to take a look what information the book might contain. Below is a brief sharing of the review over the book.
The author asks, “Did you ever wonder where nations get their emblems and coats-of-arms, why the Lion and the Unicorn hold such a prominent place in British heraldry and why the Lion in the Royal Arms has a Crown and the Unicorn has not? Did you know the origin and significance of the Irish Harp, the Red Lion of Scotland, the Red Hand of Ulster, the Arms of Westminster and the Twelve Jewels on the Crown of St. Edward?
“And what of the emblems of the United States? Who first used the Eagle, the Olive Branch, a Cloud and a number of Arrows as emblems; and what is the significance of the Sun, the Moon and the thirteen Stars on the Great Seal and on the President’s Flag?
“Then there are the ancient emblems of the Netherlands. Why do they also have the Lion and in some provinces the Unicorn, as well as a Ship with a Lion at the helm? What is the origin of the Man in the heraldry of Greece, Denmark, Iceland, the Netherlands and some of the Scottish clans? From whence came the White Horse of Lithuania and Westphalia, and the Lions of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Belgium and Luxembourg?
“Are you aware that these and many other emblems of Britain, the United States and the other Celto-Saxon nations are identical with the tribal, national and royal emblems of ancient Israel? …Why then do we use the emblems and symbols of this ancient and long-lost people, and how did they come to us?”
In his opening chapters, Mr. Bennett explains the purpose and use of heraldic emblems. Their use in ancient Israel extends back before the Exodus. In Genesis chapter 49, the Patriarch Jacob gave a set of prophecies covering each of his twelve sons and their descendants down to the latter days of this age. As the author states, “Jacob likened each of his sons to some object, animal or personal characteristic, which then became his emblem and the emblem of the family and tribe descended from him.” (p. 22) From that time forward, the Israelites marched and camped underneath their tribal heraldic banner.
Out of all the research and articles I read, reviewing this Bible study; the below was absolutely my favorite. We have discussed before on this Bible Study, my belief that the many of the Native American Tribes in United States for America and even through out the world; are the Lost Tribes of Israel.
I believe we were taught in grade school the walking over the Bering land strait with out the complete explanation of what actually taken place. Or, who actually walked over the land or ice bridge. I believe that the Tribes of Israel were not only scattered all over the earth via boat for the means of exploration or slavery, but also over bridged land and lower water levels masses.
(Image retrieved from: Ancient America Rocked!, page 1 abovetopsecret.com, date Feb 23, 2022/ 5782)
- During the last ice age, which peaked around 19,000 BCE and ended around 8,700 BCE, global sea levels were up to 100 meters lower than they are today because colder temperatures resulted in large amounts of water becoming frozen in glaciers.
- The Bering Land Bridge existed during this time of low sea levels. When the glaciers melted and sea levels rose to their present-day position, the land bridge flooded and formed the Bering Strait that now separates Asia from North America.
I don’t agree with the millions of years view of these sources climate change believers or evolution delusion-ist. I do however believe the ice age happened possibly after the flood during Noah’s time or after the one of the three times the rebellious angels fell from Heaven.
The Bible Studies below have lesson regarding this belief for others would like to research.
The Deuteronomy 28 classes review how when GOD’s Children willfully sin against HIM, what curses are opened up unto them.
Deuteronomy 28 15-68 Details of Curses in Disobedience, Blessings of Obedience 1-14 pt 2
One of the many curses that happened upon the very sinful and disobedient Children of Israel, was to be scatter far from the land that GOD had promised them and their ancestors. Below are some articles I found interesting regarding dome of the thoughts on this curse.
Where might the 10 lost Tribes be now?
Research indicates that those descended from Jacob are among the world’s wealthiest nations and occupy the world’s choicest land. God will make very sure these nations have the good news message of the Kingdom proclaimed to them before the return of Jesus.
Modern Locations of
the Lost Tribes of Israel
Asher, Republic of South Africa
Ephraim, United Kingdom
Manasseh, The United States
Judah, Primarily nation of Israel,but also scattered among other people
Levi, Scattered among descendants of Israel
Simeon, Scattered among descendants of Israel
So who are the Wealthiest Nations?
The 10 Wealthiest Countries
The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays.
According to market research company New World Wealth, the world has accumulated $215 trillion in private wealth, a 12% increase over the last year.
Incredibly, the vast majority of this wealth – about 73.5% – is held by just 10 countries:
Getting back on track with the Bible Study…
|Numbers ch 23:11 thru 23:13|
Then Balak saide vnto Balaam, What hast thou done vnto mee? I tooke thee to curse mine enemies, and beholde, thou hast blessed them altogether.
And he answered, and said, Must I not take heede to speake that, which the Lord hath put in my mouth?
And Balak sayde vnto him, Come, I pray thee, with mee vnto another place, whence thou mayest see them, and thou shalt see but the vtmost part of them, and shalt not see them all: therefore curse them out of that place for my sake.
Why did Balak take Balaam to another location to attempt to curse the Nation of Israel?
What was ” the vtmost part of them”?
Simply put, the the “vtmost part of them” of the Tribes of the Nation of Israel were the section of the Nation that had been perhaps the most rebellious of the Tribes, of the criminals, the unclean, or those who had been cut off for a manner of time due to sin or even cut off forever ,but still stayed close trying to perhaps redeem themselves later.
Balak was being as written in 1 Peter 5:8Be sober, and watch: for your aduersarie the deuil as a roaring lyon walketh about, seeking whom he may deuoure:. Balak, was in a way trying to “pick off” who he thought might be the most Spiritually vulnerable. When a person is Spiritually vulnerable, they are more likely open to receiving a Spiritual attack because some sin or sinful living has maybe the Spiritual Legal Right for the accuser to be able to present at the courts of Heaven a case against that person. If found guilty, that person will receive several or one of the curses allowed as stated in the laws of the Bible as a curse for sinning, or committing a wicked act, or not …….
Deuteronomy 28 :45 -48
Moreouer, all these curses shall come vpon thee, and shall pursue thee and ouertake thee, till thou be destroyed, because thou obeyedst not the voyce of the Lorde thy God, to keepe his commaundements, and his ordinances, which he commanded thee: And they shalbe vpon thee for signes & wonders, and vpon thy seede for euer,
Because thou seruedst not the Lorde thy God with ioyfulnesse and with a good heart for the abundance of all things. Therefore thou shalt serue thine enemies which the Lord shal send vpon thee, in hunger & in thirst, and in nakednesse, and in neede of all things? And he shall put a yoke of yron vpon thy necke vntill he haue destroyed thee.
For we will destroy this place, because the crye of them is great before the Lorde, and the Lord hath sent vs to destroy it.
When thou shalt beget children and childrens children, and shalt haue remained long in the land, if ye corrupt your selues, and make any grauen image, or likenes of any thing, and worke euill in the sight of the Lord thy God, to prouoke him to anger,
I call heauen and earth to record against you this day, that ye shall shortly perish from the land, whereunto ye goe ouer Iorden to possesse it: ye shall not prolong your dayes therein, but shall vtterly be destroyed.
Balak, being an evil baal sorcerer himself; knew the Spiritual Laws and is likely to have used the Spiritual Laws to attack and over take the nations enemies. But, in this case Balak had never attempted this evil cunning net setting against GOD’s chosen People. Although, many of GOD’s Children had or have fallen far from their mission of YAH in this world; even so GOD stays true to HIS word. Think of Cain, when we read as a result of great sin Cain was turn out of GOD’s Presence and out of the area of his Tribe.
Genesis 4 : 8- 16
Then Kain spake to Habel his brother; when they were in the fielde, Kain rose vp against Habel his brother, and slewe him.
Then the Lorde said vnto Kain, Where is Habel thy brother? Who answered, I cannot tell. Am I my brothers keeper? Againe he said, What hast thou done? the voyce of thy brothers blood cryeth vnto me from the earth. Now therefore thou art cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receiue thy brothers blood from thine hand. When thou shalt till the grounde, it shall not henceforth yeelde vnto thee her strength: a vagabond and a runnagate shalt thou be in the earth. Then Kain said to the Lorde, My punishment is greater, then I can beare. Behold, thou hast cast me out this day fro the earth, and from thy face shall I be hid, and shalbe a vagabond, and a runnagate in the earth, and whosoeuer findeth me, shall slay me. Then the Lord said vnto him, Doubtlesse whosoeuer slayeth Kain, he shalbe punished seue folde; the Lord set a marke vpon Kain, lest any man finding him should kill him.
Then Kain went out from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod towarde the Eastside of Eden.
Strong holds, territories, and soaking of energy; to name a few.
|Numbers 23:14 thru 23:16|
And he brought him into Sede-sophim to the top of Pisgah, and built seuen altars, and offred a bullocke, and a ramme on euery altar.
After, he sayde vnto Balak, Stande here by thy burnt offring, and I wil meete the Lord yonder.
And the Lord mette Balaam, and put an answere in his mouth, and sayd, Goe againe vnto Balak, and say thus.
In verse 3 we read
|Numbers 23:3||Then Balaam sayde vnto Balak, Stande by the burnt offring, and I will goe, if so be that the Lord will come and meete me: and whatsoeuer he sheweth me, I will tell thee: so he went forth alone.|
This is GOD measuring the sin of Balaam and his actions, and his thoughts, and so on
now we read
|Numbers 23:15||After, he sayde vnto Balak, Stande here by thy burnt offring, and I wil meete the Lord yonder.|
This is (as most evil people tend to get; the arrogance of Balaam showing) Balaam states here he will measure GOD.
Definition of mete
1: to give out by measure : DOLE OUT, usually used with outmete out punishment
2archaic : MEASURE
What Bible verse prove that GOD measures and is complete Holiness and the unholy will not live long on earth nor enter into Heaven?
As I have observed, those who plow iniquity and those who sow trouble reap the same.
Would it be well when He examined you? Could you deceive Him like a man?
You have plowed wickedness and reaped injustice; you have eaten the fruit of lies. Because you have trusted in your own way and in the multitude of your mighty men,
1 Corinthians 6:9
Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who submit to or perform homosexual acts,
2 Corinthians 9:6
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.
|Numbers 23:16 thru 23: 24|
And the Lord mette Balaam, and put an answere in his mouth, and sayd, Goe againe vnto Balak, and say thus.
And when he came to him, beholde, hee stoode by his burnt offering, and the princes of Moab with him: so Balak sayde vnto him, What hath the Lord sayd?
And he vttered his parable, and sayde, Rise vp, Balak, and heare: hearken vnto me, thou sonne of Zippor.
God is not as man, that he should lie, neither as the sonne of man that he shoulde repent: hath he sayde and shall he not do it? and hath he spoken, and shall he not accomplish it?
Behold, I haue receiued commandement to blesse: for he hath blessed, and I cannot alter it.
Hee seeth none iniquitie in Iaakob, nor seeth no transgression in Israel: the Lord his God is with him, and the ioyfull shoute of a king is among them.
God brought them out of Egypt: their strength is as an vnicorne.
For there is no sorcerie in Iaakob, nor soothsaying in Israel: according to this time it shalbe sayde of Iaakob and of Israel, What hath God wrought?
Behold, the people shall rise vp as a lyon, and lift vp himselfe as a yong lyon: hee shall not lye downe, till he eate of the pray, and till he drinke the blood of the slayne.
Hee seeth none iniquitie in Iaakob, nor seeth no transgression in Israel:
the Lord his God is with him, and the ioyfull shoute of a king is among them.
Review of definitions of iniquitie:
In the Old Testament of the 11 words translated “iniquity,” `awon (about 215 times). Etymologically, it is customary to explain it as meaning literally “crookedness,” “perverseness,” i.e. evil regarded as that which is not straight or upright, moral distortion (from `iwwah, “to bend,” “make crooked,” “pervert”). Driver, however (following Lagarde), maintains that two roots, distinct in Arabic, have been confused in Hebrew, one equals “to bend,” “pervert” (as above), and the other equals “to err,” “go astray”; that `awon is derived from the latter, and consequently expresses the idea of error, deviation from the right path, rather than that of perversion (Driver, Notes on Sam, 135 note) Whichever etymology is adopted, in actual usage it has three meanings which almost imperceptibly pass into each other:
(2) guilt of iniquity,
(3) punishment of iniquity.
Review definition of transgression:
From “transgress,” to pass over or beyond; to overpass, as any rule prescribed as the limit of duty; to break or violate, as a law, civil or moral; the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or known principle of rectitude; breach of command; offense; crime; sin. In the Old Testament pesha`, occurs 80 times, rendered in all versions by “transgression.” Its meaning is “rebellion”. The word “rebellion” differs from this word in that it may be in the heart, though no opportunity should be granted for its manifestation: “An evil man seeketh only rebellion” (Proverbs 17:11). Here the wise man contemplates an evil heart, looking for an excuse or opportunity to rebel.
The New Testament uses parabasis, “trespass”:
God brought them out of Egypt: their strength is as an vnicorne.
Unicorns again in the Bible?
Yes!!! When we first read about unicorns, GOD was telling Moses what animals skins to cover the Tabernacle. As explained in the Jewish Encyclopedia
Rendering in the Authorized Version of the Hebrew or , following the Septuagint and the Vulgate.
“rhinoceros”; Bochart (“Hierozoicon”) and others, “oryx,” or “white antelope”; Revised Version, “wild ox” (margin, “ox-antelope”). The allusions to the “re’em” as a wild, untamable animal of great strength and agility, with mighty horns
best fit the aurochs (Bos primigenius). This view is supported by the Assyrian “rimu,” which is often used as a metaphor of strength, and is depicted as a powerful, fierce, wild, or mountain bull with large horns. The term evidently denotes from its connection some animal of the bovine or antelope class, perhaps the oryx . The oryx, as well as the wild bull and ox, is common in Palestine and Syria; and aurochs’ teeth were found by Tristram on the flooring of an ancient cave in the Lebanon.
In the Links below we reviewed the definitions of the skin coverings of the Tabernacle in the Live Bible Study.
Exodus 25-31 GOD’s Direction of Construction of Tabernacle, Geneva Bible verses
Exodus 25-31 ClassTorah Teaching
For there is no sorcerie in Iaakob, nor soothsaying in Israel: according to this time it shalbe sayde of Iaakob and of Israel,
What GOD’s word says concerning the rewards for those who are sorcerie and soothsaying?
Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.
When thou shalt come into ye land which the Lord thy God giueth thee, thou shalt not learne to do after ye abominations of those nations.
Let none be founde among you that maketh his sonne or his daughter to goe thorough the fire, or that vseth witchcraft, or a regarder of times, or a marker of the flying of foules, or a sorcerer,
Or a charmer, or that counselleth with spirits, or a soothsaier, or that asketh counsel at ye dead.
For all that doe such things are abomination vnto the Lord, and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doeth cast them out before thee.
Thou shalt be vpright therefore with the Lord thy God.
For these nations which thou shalt possesse, hearken vnto those that regarde the times, and vnto sorcerers: as for thee, the Lord thy God hath not suffred thee so.
|1 Samuel 15:23For rebellion is as the sinne of withcraft, and transgression is wickednesse and idolatrie. Because thou hast cast away the worde of the Lord, therefore hee hath cast away thee from being King.|
|2 Chronicles 33:6And he caused his sonnes to passe through the fire in the valley of Ben-hinnom: he gaue him selfe to witchcraft and to charming and to sorcerie, and he vsed them that had familiar spirits, and soothsayers: hee did very much euill in the sight of the Lord to anger him.|
|Micah 5:12-5:13And I will cut off thine enchanters out of thine hande: and thou shalt haue no more southsayers.Thine idoles also will I cut off, and thine images out of the middes of thee: and thou shalt no more worship the woorke of thine hands.|
Moreouer the workes of the flesh are manifest, which are adulterie, fornication, vncleannes, wantonnes,
Idolatrie, witchcraft, hatred, debate, emulations, wrath, contentions, seditions, heresies,
Enuie, murthers, drunkennesse, gluttonie, and such like, whereof I tell you before, as I also haue tolde you before, that they which doe such things, shall not inherite the kingdome of God.
In conclusion to the Biblical portion of the Numbers 23 Bible Study we read…
|Numbers 23:25 thru 23:30|
Then Balak sayde vnto Balaam, Neither curse, nor blesse them at all.
But Balaam answered, and saide vnto Balak, Tolde not I thee, saying, All that the Lord speaketh, that must I do?
Againe Balak sayd vnto Balaam, Come, I pray thee, I wil bring thee vnto another place, if so be it wil please God, that thou mayest thence curse them for my sake.
So Balak brought Balaam vnto the top of Peor, that looketh toward Ieshmon.
Then Balaam sayde vnto Balak, Make me here seuen altars, and prepare me here seuen bullocks, and seuen rammes.
And Balak did as Balaam had sayd, and offred a bullocke and a ram on euery altar.
The Spiritual teaching of the TORAH is be only during Live Bible Study.
The TORAH verses below are for those who like to read or study the TORAH during their own time. For the shake of avoiding repeating the verses, I will only go over the verse GOD HaShem highlighted to us for this Bible Study.
Let us begin!!!!!
3. Torah Spiritual Teaching Notes:
Numbers ch 23:
Link to e-versoin of Torah:
|1Balaam said to Balak, “Build me seven altars here, and prepare for me seven bulls and seven rams.”||אוַיֹּ֤אמֶר בִּלְעָם֙ אֶל־בָּלָ֔ק בְּנֵה־לִ֥י בָזֶ֖ה שִׁבְעָ֣ה מִזְבְּחֹ֑ת וְהָכֵ֥ן לִי֙ בָּזֶ֔ה שִׁבְעָ֥ה פָרִ֖ים וְשִׁבְעָ֥ה אֵילִֽים:|
|2Balak did as Balaam had requested, and Balak and Balaam offered up a bull and a ram on [each] altar.||בוַיַּ֣עַשׂ בָּלָ֔ק כַּֽאֲשֶׁ֖ר דִּבֶּ֣ר בִּלְעָ֑ם וַיַּ֨עַל בָּלָ֧ק וּבִלְעָ֛ם פָּ֥ר וָאַ֖יִל בַּמִּזְבֵּֽחַ:|
|3Balaam said to Balak, “Stand beside your burnt offering, and I will go. Perhaps the Lord will happen to appear to me, and He will show me something that I can tell you,” and he went alone.||גוַיֹּ֨אמֶר בִּלְעָ֜ם לְבָלָ֗ק הִתְיַצֵּב֘ עַל־עֹֽלָתֶ֒ךָ֒ וְאֵֽלְכָ֗ה אוּלַ֞י יִקָּרֶ֤ה יְהֹוָה֙ לִקְרָאתִ֔י וּדְבַ֥ר מַה־יַּרְאֵ֖נִי וְהִגַּ֣דְתִּי לָ֑ךְ וַיֵּ֖לֶךְ שֶֽׁפִי:|
|4God chanced upon Balaam, and he said to Him, “I have set up the seven altars, and I have offered up a bull and a ram on [each] altar.”||דוַיִּקָּ֥ר אֱלֹהִ֖ים אֶל־בִּלְעָ֑ם וַיֹּ֣אמֶר אֵלָ֗יו אֶת־שִׁבְעַ֤ת הַמִּזְבְּחֹת֙ עָרַ֔כְתִּי וָאַ֛עַל פָּ֥ר וָאַ֖יִל בַּמִּזְבֵּֽחַ:|
|5The Lord placed something into Balaam’s mouth, and He said, “Return to Balak and say as follows.”||הוַיָּ֧שֶׂם יְהֹוָ֛ה דָּבָ֖ר בְּפִ֣י בִלְעָ֑ם וַיֹּ֛אמֶר שׁ֥וּב אֶל־בָּלָ֖ק וְכֹ֥ה תְדַבֵּֽר:|
|6When he returned, Balak was standing next to his burnt offering, he and all the Moabite dignitaries.||ווַיָּ֣שָׁב אֵלָ֔יו וְהִנֵּ֥ה נִצָּ֖ב עַל־עֹֽלָת֑וֹ ה֖וּא וְכָל־שָׂרֵ֥י מוֹאָֽב:|
|7He took up his parable and said, “Balak the king of Moab has brought me from Aram, from the mountains of the east [saying], ‘Come, curse Jacob for me and come invoke wrath against Israel.’||זוַיִּשָּׂ֥א מְשָׁל֖וֹ וַיֹּאמַ֑ר מִן־אֲ֠רָ֠ם יַנְחֵ֨נִי בָלָ֤ק מֶֽלֶךְ־מוֹאָב֙ מֵֽהַֽרְרֵי־קֶ֔דֶם לְכָה֙ אָֽרָה־לִּ֣י יַֽעֲקֹ֔ב וּלְכָ֖ה זֹֽעֲמָ֥ה יִשְׂרָאֵֽל:|
|8How can I curse whom God has not cursed, and how can I invoke wrath if the Lord has not been angered?||חמָ֣ה אֶקֹּ֔ב לֹ֥א קַבֹּ֖ה אֵ֑ל וּמָ֣ה אֶזְעֹ֔ם לֹ֥א זָעַ֖ם יְהֹוָֽה:|
|9For from their beginning, I see them as mountain peaks, and I behold them as hills; it is a nation that will dwell alone, and will not be reckoned among the nations.||טכִּֽי־מֵרֹ֤אשׁ צֻרִים֙ אֶרְאֶ֔נּוּ וּמִגְּבָע֖וֹת אֲשׁוּרֶ֑נּוּ הֶן־עָם֙ לְבָדָ֣ד יִשְׁכֹּ֔ן וּבַגּוֹיִ֖ם לֹ֥א יִתְחַשָּֽׁב:|
|10Who counted the dust of Jacob or the number of a fourth of [or, of the seed of] Israel? May my soul die the death of the upright and let my end be like his.”||ימִ֤י מָנָה֙ עֲפַ֣ר יַֽעֲקֹ֔ב וּמִסְפָּ֖ר אֶת־רֹ֣בַע יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל תָּמֹ֤ת נַפְשִׁי֙ מ֣וֹת יְשָׁרִ֔ים וּתְהִ֥י אַֽחֲרִיתִ֖י כָּמֹֽהוּ:|
|11Balak said to Balaam, “What have you done to me? I took you to curse my enemies, but you have blessed them!”||יאוַיֹּ֤אמֶר בָּלָק֙ אֶל־בִּלְעָ֔ם מֶ֥ה עָשִׂ֖יתָ לִ֑י לָקֹ֤ב אֹֽיְבַי֙ לְקַחְתִּ֔יךָ וְהִנֵּ֖ה בֵּרַ֥כְתָּ בָרֵֽךְ:|
|12He answered, saying, “What the Lord puts into my mouth that I must take care to say.”||יבוַיַּ֖עַן וַיֹּאמַ֑ר הֲלֹ֗א אֵת֩ אֲשֶׁ֨ר יָשִׂ֤ים יְהֹוָה֙ בְּפִ֔י אֹת֥וֹ אֶשְׁמֹ֖ר לְדַבֵּֽר:|
|13Balak said to him, “Come with me to another place from where you will see them; however, you will see only a part of them, not all of them and curse them for me from there.||יגוַיֹּ֨אמֶר אֵלָ֜יו בָּלָ֗ק לְךָ־נָּ֨א אִתִּ֜י אֶל־מָק֤וֹם אַחֵר֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר תִּרְאֶ֣נּוּ מִשָּׁ֔ם אֶ֚פֶס קָצֵ֣הוּ תִרְאֶ֔ה וְכֻלּ֖וֹ לֹ֣א תִרְאֶ֑ה וְקָבְנוֹ־לִ֖י מִשָּֽׁם:|
|14He took him to the field of the lookouts, to the peak of the mountain, and he built seven altars and offered up a bull and a ram on [each] altar.||ידוַיִּקָּחֵ֨הוּ֙ שְׂדֵ֣ה צֹפִ֔ים אֶל־רֹ֖אשׁ הַפִּסְגָּ֑ה וַיִּ֨בֶן֙ שִׁבְעָ֣ה מִזְבְּחֹ֔ת וַיַּ֛עַל פָּ֥ר וָאַ֖יִל בַּמִּזְבֵּֽחַ:|
|15He said to Balak, “Stand here next to your burnt offering and I will be chanced on here.||טווַיֹּ֨אמֶר֙ אֶל־בָּלָ֔ק הִתְיַצֵּ֥ב כֹּ֖ה עַל־עֹֽלָתֶ֑ךָ וְאָֽנֹכִ֖י אִקָּ֥רֶה כֹּֽה:|
|16The Lord chanced upon Balaam and placed something into his mouth. He said, “Return to Balak and so you shall speak.”||טזוַיִּקָּ֤ר יְהֹוָה֙ אֶל־בִּלְעָ֔ם וַיָּ֥שֶׂם דָּבָ֖ר בְּפִ֑יו וַיֹּ֛אמֶר שׁ֥וּב אֶל־בָּלָ֖ק וְכֹ֥ה תְדַבֵּֽר:|
|17When he came to him, he was standing next to his burnt offering, and the Moabite dignitaries were with him, and Balak said to him, “What did the Lord speak?”||יזוַיָּבֹ֣א אֵלָ֗יו וְהִנּ֤וֹ נִצָּב֙ עַל־עֹ֣לָת֔וֹ וְשָׂרֵ֥י מוֹאָ֖ב אִתּ֑וֹ וַיֹּ֤אמֶר לוֹ֙ בָּלָ֔ק מַה־דִּבֶּ֖ר יְהֹוָֽה:|
|18He took up his parable and said, “Arise, Balak, and hear; listen closely to me, son of Zippor.||יחוַיִּשָּׂ֥א מְשָׁל֖וֹ וַיֹּאמַ֑ר ק֤וּם בָּלָק֙ וּֽשֲׁמָ֔ע הַֽאֲזִ֥ינָה עָדַ֖י בְּנ֥וֹ צִפֹּֽר:|
|19God is not a man that He should lie, nor is He a mortal that He should relent. Would He say and not do, speak and not fulfill?||יטלֹ֣א אִ֥ישׁ אֵל֙ וִֽיכַזֵּ֔ב וּבֶן־אָדָ֖ם וְיִתְנֶחָ֑ם הַה֤וּא אָמַר֙ וְלֹ֣א יַֽעֲשֶׂ֔ה וְדִבֶּ֖ר וְלֹ֥א יְקִימֶֽנָּה:|
|20I have received [an instruction] to bless, and He has blessed, and I cannot retract it.||כהִנֵּ֥ה בָרֵ֖ךְ לָקָ֑חְתִּי וּבֵרֵ֖ךְ וְלֹ֥א אֲשִׁיבֶֽנָּה:|
|21He does not look at evil in Jacob, and has seen no perversity in Israel; the Lord, his God, is with him, and he has the King’s friendship.||כאלֹֽא־הִבִּ֥יט אָ֨וֶן֙ בְּיַֽעֲקֹ֔ב וְלֹֽא־רָאָ֥ה עָמָ֖ל בְּיִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל יְהֹוָ֤ה אֱלֹהָיו֙ עִמּ֔וֹ וּתְרוּעַ֥ת מֶ֖לֶךְ בּֽוֹ:|
|22God has brought them out of Egypt with the strength of His loftiness.||כבאֵ֖ל מֽוֹצִיאָ֣ם מִמִּצְרָ֑יִם כְּתֽוֹעֲפֹ֥ת רְאֵ֖ם לֽוֹ:|
|23For there is no divination in Jacob and no soothsaying in Israel. In time it will be said to Jacob and Israel, ‘What has God wrought?’||כגכִּ֤י לֹא־נַ֨חַשׁ֙ בְּיַֽעֲקֹ֔ב וְלֹא־קֶ֖סֶם בְּיִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל כָּעֵ֗ת יֵֽאָמֵ֤ר לְיַֽעֲקֹב֙ וּלְיִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל מַה־פָּעַ֖ל אֵֽל:|
|24Behold, a people that rises like a lioness (See Malbim) and raises itself like a lion. It does not lie down until it eats its prey and drinks the blood of the slain.”||כדהֶן־עָם֙ כְּלָבִ֣יא יָק֔וּם וְכַֽאֲרִ֖י יִתְנַשָּׂ֑א לֹ֤א יִשְׁכַּב֙ עַד־יֹ֣אכַל טֶ֔רֶף וְדַם־חֲלָלִ֖ים יִשְׁתֶּֽה:|
|25Balak said to Balaam, “You shall neither curse them nor shall you bless them.”||כהוַיֹּ֤אמֶר בָּלָק֙ אֶל־בִּלְעָ֔ם גַּם־קֹ֖ב לֹ֣א תִקֳּבֶ֑נּוּ גַּם־בָּרֵ֖ךְ לֹ֥א תְבָֽרֲכֶֽנּוּ:|
|26Balaam answered and said to Balak, “Have I not spoken to you, saying, ‘Everything the Lord speaks that I shall do.”||כווַיַּ֣עַן בִּלְעָ֔ם וַיֹּ֖אמֶר אֶל־בָּלָ֑ק הֲלֹ֗א דִּבַּ֤רְתִּי אֵלֶ֨יךָ֙ לֵאמֹ֔ר כֹּ֛ל אֲשֶׁר־יְדַבֵּ֥ר יְהֹוָ֖ה אֹת֥וֹ אֶֽעֱשֶֽׂה:|
|27Balak said to Balaam, “Come now, I will take you to a different place. Perhaps it will please God, and you will curse them for me from there.||כז וַיֹּ֤אמֶר בָּלָק֙ אֶל־בִּלְעָ֔ם לְכָה־נָּא֙ אֶקָּ֣חֲךָ֔ אֶל־מָק֖וֹם אַחֵ֑ר אוּלַ֤י יִישַׁר֙ בְּעֵינֵ֣י הָֽאֱלֹהִ֔ים וְקַבֹּ֥תוֹ לִ֖י מִשָּֽׁם:|
|28So Balak took Balaam to the peak of Peor, overlooking the wastelands.||כחוַיִּקַּ֥ח בָּלָ֖ק אֶת־בִּלְעָ֑ם רֹ֣אשׁ הַפְּע֔וֹר הַנִּשְׁקָ֖ף עַל־פְּנֵ֥י הַיְשִׁימֹֽן:|
|29Balaam said to Balak, “Build me seven altars here and prepare for me seven bulls and seven rams.||כטוַיֹּ֤אמֶר בִּלְעָם֙ אֶל־בָּלָ֔ק בְּנֵה־לִ֥י בָזֶ֖ה שִׁבְעָ֣ה מִזְבְּחֹ֑ת וְהָכֵ֥ן לִי֙ בָּזֶ֔ה שִׁבְעָ֥ה פָרִ֖ים וְשִׁבְעָ֥ה אֵילִֽם:|
|30Balak did as Balaam told him, and offered up a bull and a ram on [each] altar.||לוַיַּ֣עַשׂ בָּלָ֔ק כַּֽאֲשֶׁ֖ר אָמַ֣ר בִּלְעָ֑ם וַיַּ֛עַל פָּ֥ר וָאַ֖יִל בַּמִּזְבֵּֽחַ:|
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