Numbers 24:2; Numbers 24:5–6

And Balaam lifted up his eyes and saw Israel tcamping tribe by tribe. And uthe Spirit of God came upon him,


How lovely are your tents, O Jacob,

your encampments, O Israel!

Like palm groves1 that stretch afar,

like gardens beside a river,

xlike aloes ythat the Lord has planted,

like cedar trees beside the waters.