“Balaam said to Balak, ‘Behold, I have come to you! Have I now any power of my own to speak anything? The word that God puts in my mouth, that must I speak.’”
Balaam said to Balak,
“Teach us what we shall say to him; we cannot draw up our case because of darkness.”
“So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.”
Behold, I have come to you!
Come H935 (different from the come H1980 from verse 37): A primitive root; to go or come (in a wide variety of applications): - abide, apply, attain.
H1980: Akin to יָלַךְ H3212; a primitive root; to walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively): - (all) along, apace, behave (self), come, (on) continually, be conversant, depart. H3212: A primitive root (compare הָלַךְH1980); to walk (literally or figuratively).
“But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled, my steps had nearly slipped.”
“…There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of your kingdom. Their laws are different from those of every other people, and they do not keep the king’s laws, …”
“Thus I will put a division between my people and your people. Tomorrow this sign shall happen.”
“Then once more you shall see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve him.”
Have I now any power of my own to speak anything?
“So Jesus said to them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise.’”
The word that God puts in my mouth,
“No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.”
“But the word is very near you. It is in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can do it.”
“And it shall be to you as a sign on your hand and as a memorial between your eyes, that the law of the LORD may be in your mouth. For with a strong hand the LORD has brought you out of Egypt.”
“So I went to the angel and told him to give me the little scroll. And he said to me, ‘Take and eat it; it will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be sweet as honey.’”
That must I speak.
“How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!”
“The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.”