Numbers 23:18; Numbers 24:3; Numbers 24:15; Numbers 24:20–21; Numbers 24:23; Job 27:1; Job 29:1; Psalm 49:4; Psalm 78:2; Isaiah 14:4; Micah 2:4; Numbers 21:27

18 And Balaam took up his discourse and said,

Rise, Balak, and hear;

give ear to me, O son of Zippor:


and he vtook up his discourse and said,

The oracle of Balaam the son of Beor,

the oracle of the man whose eye is opened,1


Balaam's Final Oracle

15 pAnd he took up his discourse and said,

The oracle of Balaam the son of Beor,

the oracle of the man whose eye is opened,


20 Then he looked on Amalek and ytook up his discourse and said,

Amalek was the first among the nations,

zbut its end is utter destruction.

21 And he looked on the Kenite, and took up his discourse and said,

Enduring is your dwelling place,

and your nest is set in the rock.


23 And he took up his discourse and said,

Alas, who shall live when God does this?


Job Continues: I Will Maintain My Integrity

27 And Job again rtook up his discourse, and said:


Job's Summary Defense

29 And Job again ztook up his discourse, and said:


I will incline my ear to ja proverb;

I will solve my kriddle to the music of the lyre.


jI will open my mouth kin a parable;

I will utter dark sayings from of old,


you will take up this utaunt against the king of Babylon:

How the oppressor has ceased,

vthe insolent fury1 ceased!


In that day rthey shall take up a taunt song against you

and moan bitterly,

and say, We are utterly ruined;

she changes the portion of my people;

show he removes it from me!

tTo an apostate he allots our fields.


27 Therefore the yballad singers say,

Come to zHeshbon, let it be built;

let the city of Sihon be established.