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THE BOOK OF NUMBERS: Chapter 22


Balac, king of Moab, sendeth twice for Balaam to curse Israel. In his way Balaam is rebuked by an angel.

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221And they went forward and encamped in the plains of Moab, over against where Jericho is situate beyond the Jordan.profectique castrametati sunt in campestribus Moab ubi trans Iordanem Hierichus sita est
222And Balac the son of Sephor, seeing all that Israel had done to the Amorrhite,videns autem Balac filius Sepphor omnia quae fecerat Israhel Amorreo
223And that the Moabites were in great fear of him, and were not able to sustain his assault,et quod pertimuissent eum Moabitae et impetum eius ferre non possent
224He said to the elders of Madian: So will this people destroy all that dwell in our borders, as the ox is wont to eat the grass to the very roots. Now he was at that time king in Moab.dixit ad maiores natu Madian ita delebit hic populus omnes qui in nostris finibus commorantur quomodo solet bos herbas usque ad radices carpere ipse erat eo tempore rex in Moab
225He sent therefore messengers to Balaam the son of Beor, a soothsayer, who dwelt by the river of the land of the children of Ammon, to call him, and to say: Behold a people is come out of Egypt, that hath covered the face of the earth, sitting over against me.misit ergo nuntios ad Balaam filium Beor ariolum qui habitabat super flumen terrae filiorum Ammon ut vocarent eum et dicerent ecce egressus est populus ex Aegypto qui operuit superficiem terrae sedens contra me
226Come therefore, and curse this people, because it is mightier than I: if by any means I may beat them and drive them out of my land: for I know that he whom thou shalt bless is blessed, and he whom thou shalt curse is cursed.veni igitur et maledic populo huic quia fortior me est si quo modo possim percutere et eicere eum de terra mea novi enim quod benedictus sit cui benedixeris et maledictus in quem maledicta congesseris
227And the ancients of Moab, and the elders of Madian, went with the price of divination in their hands. And where they were come to Balaam, and had told him all the words of Balac:perrexerunt seniores Moab et maiores natu Madian habentes divinationis pretium in manibus cumque venissent ad Balaam et narrassent ei omnia verba Balac
228He answered: Tarry here this night and I will answer whatsoever the Lord shall say to me. And while they stayed with Balaam, God came and said to him:ille respondit manete hic nocte et respondebo quicquid mihi dixerit Dominus manentibus illis apud Balaam venit Deus et ait ad eum
229What mean these men that are with thee?quid sibi volunt homines isti apud te
2210He answered: Balac the son of Sephor king of the Moabites hath sent to me,respondit Balac filius Sepphor rex Moabitarum misit ad me
2211Saying: Behold a people that is come out of Egypt, hath covered the face of the land: come and curse them, if by any means I may fight with them and drive them away.dicens ecce populus qui egressus est de Aegypto operuit superficiem terrae veni et maledic ei si quo modo possim pugnans abicere eum
2212And God said to Balaam: Thou shalt not go with them, nor shalt thou curse the people: because it is blessed.dixitque Deus ad Balaam noli ire cum eis neque maledicas populo quia benedictus est
2213And he rose in the morning and said to the princes: Go into your country, because the Lord hath forbid me to come with you.qui mane consurgens dixit ad principes ite in terram vestram quia prohibuit me Deus venire vobiscum
2214The princes returning, said to Balac: Balaam would not come with us.reversi principes dixerunt ad Balac noluit Balaam venire nobiscum
2215Then he sent many more and more noble than he had sent before:rursum ille multo plures et nobiliores quam ante miserat misit
2216Who, when they were come to Balaam, said: Thus saith Balac the son of Sephor, Delay not to come to me:qui cum venissent ad Balaam dixerunt sic dicit Balac filius Sepphor ne cuncteris venire ad me
2217For I am ready to honour thee, and will give thee whatsoever thou wilt: come and curse this people.paratum honorare te et quicquid volueris dare veni et maledic populo isti
2218Balaam answered: If Balac would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot alter the word of the Lord my God, to speak either more or less.respondit Balaam si dederit mihi Balac plenam domum suam argenti et auri non potero inmutare verbum Domini Dei mei ut vel plus vel minus loquar
2219I pray you to stay here this night also, that I may know what the Lord will answer me once more.obsecro ut hic maneatis etiam hac nocte et scire queam quid mihi rursum respondeat Dominus
2220God therefore came to Balaam in the night, and said to him: If these men be come to call thee, arise and go with them: yet so, that thou do what I shall command thee.venit ergo Deus ad Balaam nocte et ait ei si vocare te venerunt homines isti surge et vade cum eis ita dumtaxat ut quod tibi praecepero facias
2221Balaam arose in the morning, and saddling his ass went with them.surrexit Balaam mane et strata asina profectus est cum eis
2222And God was angry. And an angel of the Lord stood in the way against Balaam, who sat on the ass, and had two servants with him.et iratus est Deus stetitque angelus Domini in via contra Balaam qui sedebat asinae et duos pueros habebat secum
2223The ass seeing the angel standing in the way, with a drawn sword, turned herself out of the way, and went into the field. And when Balaam beat her, and had a mind to bring her again to the way,cernens asina angelum stantem in via evaginato gladio avertit se de itinere et ibat per agrum quam cum verberaret Balaam et vellet ad semitam reducere
2224The angel stood in a narrow place between two walls, wherewith the vineyards were enclosed.stetit angelus in angustiis duarum maceriarum quibus vineae cingebantur
2225And the ass seeing him, thrust herself close to the wall, and bruised the foot of the rider. But he beat her again:quem videns asina iunxit se parieti et adtrivit sedentis pedem at ille iterum verberabat
2226And nevertheless the angel going on to a narrow place, where there was no way to turn aside either to the right hand or to the left, stood to meet him.et nihilominus angelus ad locum angustum transiens ubi nec ad dextram nec ad sinistram poterat deviari obvius stetit
2227And when the ass saw the angel standing, she fell under the feet of the rider: who being angry beat her sides more vehemently with a staff.cumque vidisset asina stantem angelum concidit sub pedibus sedentis qui iratus vehementius caedebat fuste latera
2228And the Lord opened the mouth of the ass, and she said: What have I done to thee? Why strikest thou me, lo, now this third time?aperuitque Dominus os asinae et locuta est quid feci tibi cur percutis me ecce iam tertio
2229Balaam answered: Because thou hast deserved it, and hast served me ill: I would I had a sword that I might kill thee.respondit Balaam quia commeruisti et inlusisti mihi utinam haberem gladium ut te percuterem
2230The ass said: Am not I thy beast, on which thou hast been always accustomed to ride until this present day? tell me if I ever did the like thing to thee. But he said: Never.dixit asina nonne animal tuum sum cui semper sedere consuesti usque in praesentem diem dic quid simile umquam fecerim tibi at ille ait numquam
2231Forthwith the Lord opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel standing in the way with a drawn sword, and he worshipped him falling flat on the ground.protinus aperuit Dominus oculos Balaam et vidit angelum stantem in via evaginato gladio adoravitque eum pronus in terram
2232And the angel said to him: Why beatest thou thy ass these three times? I am come to withstand thee, because thy way is perverse, and contrary to me:cui angelus cur inquit tertio verberas asinam tuam ego veni ut adversarer tibi quia perversa est via tua mihique contraria
2233And unless the ass had turned out of the way, giving place to me who stood against thee, I had slain thee, and she should have lived.et nisi asina declinasset de via dans locum resistenti te occidissem et illa viveret
2234Balaam said: I have sinned, not knowing that thou didst stand against me: and now if it displease thee that I go, I will return.dixit Balaam peccavi nesciens quod tu stares contra me et nunc si displicet tibi ut vadam revertar
2235The angel said: Go with these men, and see thou speak no other thing than what I shall command thee. He went therefore with the princes.ait angelus vade cum istis et cave ne aliud quam praecepero tibi loquaris ivit igitur cum principibus
2236And when Balac heard it he came forth to meet him in a town of the Moabites, that is situate in the uttermost borders of Arnon.quod cum audisset Balac egressus est in occursum eius in oppido Moabitarum quod situm est in extremis finibus Arnon
2237And he said to Balaam: I sent messengers to call thee, why didst thou not come immediately to me? was it because I am not able to reward thy coming?dixitque ad Balaam misi nuntios ut vocarent te cur non statim venisti ad me an quia mercedem adventui tuo reddere nequeo
2238He answered him: Lo, here I am: shall I have power to speak any other thing but that which God shall put in my mouth?cui ille respondit ecce adsum numquid loqui potero aliud nisi quod Deus posuerit in ore meo
2239So they went on together, and came into a city, that was in the uttermost borders of his kingdom.perrexerunt ergo simul et venerunt in urbem quae in extremis regni eius finibus erat
2240And when Balac had killed oxen and sheep, he sent presents to Balaam, and to the princes that were with him.cumque occidisset Balac boves et oves misit ad Balaam et principes qui cum eo erant munera
2241And when morning was come, he brought him to the high places of Baal, and he beheld the uttermost part of the people.mane autem facto duxit eum ad excelsa Baal et intuitus est extremam partem populi
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