And he answered and said: 'Must I not take heed to speak that which HaShem putteth in my mouth?'
And Balak said unto him: 'Come, I pray thee, with me unto another place, from whence thou mayest see them; thou shalt see but the utmost part of them, and shalt not see them all; and curse me them from thence.'
And he took him into the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered up a bullock and a ram on every altar.
And he said unto Balak: 'Stand here by thy burnt-offering, while I go toward a meeting yonder.'
And HaShem met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said: 'Return unto Balak, and thus shalt thou speak.'
And he came to him, and, lo, he stood by his burnt-offering, and the princes of Moab with him. And Balak said unto him: 'What hath HaShem spoken?'
And he took up his parable, and said: Arise, Balak, and hear; give ear unto me, thou son of Zippor:
G-d is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent: when He hath said, will He not do it? or when He hath spoken, will He not make it good?
Behold, I am bidden to bless; and when He hath blessed, I cannot call it back.
None hath beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath one seen perverseness in Israel; HaShem his G-d is with him, and the shouting for the King is among them.
G-d who brought them forth out of Egypt is for them like the lofty horns of the wild-ox.
For there is no enchantment with Jacob, neither is there any divination with Israel; now is it said of Jacob and of Israel: 'What hath G-d wrought!'
Behold a people that riseth up as a lioness, and as a lion doth he lift himself up; he shall not lie down until he eat of the prey, and drink the blood of the slain.
And Balak said unto Balaam: 'Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all.'
But Balaam answered and said unto Balak: 'Told not I thee, saying: All that HaShem speaketh, that I must do?'
And Balak said unto Balaam: 'Come now, I will take thee unto another place; peradventure it will please G-d that thou mayest curse me them from thence.'
And Balak took Balaam unto the top of Peor, that looketh down upon the desert.
And Balaam said unto Balak: 'Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams.'
And Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered up a bullock and a ram on every altar.