Numbers‬ ‭22:5‬

“Sent messengers to Balaam the son of Beor at Pethor, which is near the River in the land of the people of Amaw, to call him, saying, “Behold, a people has come out of Egypt. They cover the face of the earth, and they are dwelling opposite me.”

‭‭Numbers‬ ‭22:5‬


Sent messengers: Balak, who was king of Moab, sent messengers.

Sent H7971: A primitive root; to send away, for, or out (in a great variety of applications).


Messengers: H4397: From an unused root meaning to despatch as a deputy; a messenger ; specifically of God, that is, an angel (also a prophet, priest or teacher): - ambassador, angel, king, messenger.


“And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.”

‭‭Revelation‬ ‭12:9‬

“And he said to him, “I also am a prophet as you are, and an angel spoke to me by the word of the LORD, saying, ‘Bring him back with you into your house that he may eat bread and drink water.’” But he lied to him.”

‭‭1 Kings‬ ‭13:18‬

“For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.”

‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭11:13-14‬

Balaam H1109:Probably from בַּל H1077 and עַם H5971; not (of the) people, that is, foreigner ; Bilam, a Mesopotamian prophet; also a place in Palestine. H1077: From בָּלָה H1086; properly a failure ; by implication nothing ; usually (adverbially) not at all; also lest. H5971: From עָמַם H6004; a people (as a congregated unit); specifically a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants ; figuratively a flock.


“Forsaking the right way, they have gone astray. They have followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved gain from wrongdoing,”

‭‭2 Peter‬ ‭2:15‬


“Its heads give judgment for a bribe; its priests teach for a price; its prophets practice divination for money; yet they lean on the LORD and say, “Is not the LORD in the midst of us? No disaster shall come upon us.” Therefore because of you Zion shall be plowed as a field; Jerusalem shall become a heap of ruins, and the mountain of the house a wooded height.”

‭‭Micah‬ ‭3:11-12‬

Beor H1160: From בָּעַר H1197 (in the sense of burning); a lamp ; Beor, the name of the father of an Edomitish king; also of that of Balaam. H1197: A primitive root; to kindle, that is, consume (by fire or by eating); also (as denominative from בַּעַר H1198) to be (become) brutish.


Pethor H6604: Of foreign origin; Pethor, a place in Mesopotamia. BDB Lexicon:

Pethor = "soothsayer"


The River H5104: From נָהַר H5102; a stream (including the sea ; especially the Nile, Euphrates, etc.); figuratively, prosperity: - flood, river. H5102: A primitive root; to sparkle, that is, (figuratively) be cheerful ; hence (from the sheen of a running stream) to flow, that is, (figuratively) assemble: - flow (together), be lightened.


“…And the fourth river is the Euphrates.”

‭‭Genesis‬ ‭2:14‬


“When you finish reading this book, tie a stone to it and cast it into the midst of the Euphrates, and say, ‘Thus shall Babylon sink, to rise no more, because of the disaster that I am bringing upon her, and they shall become exhausted.’” Thus far are the words of Jeremiah.”

‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭51:63-64‬


“Then I went to the Euphrates, and dug, and I took the loincloth from the place where I had hidden it. And behold, the loincloth was spoiled; it was good for nothing.”

‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭13:7‬

“The swift cannot flee away, nor the warrior escape; in the north by the river Euphrates they have stumbled and fallen. Who is this, rising like the Nile, like rivers whose waters surge? Egypt rises like the Nile, like rivers whose waters surge. He said, ‘I will rise, I will cover the earth, I will destroy cities and their inhabitants.’”

‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭46:6-8‬

“Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.”

‭‭James‬ ‭1:15‬


“There will be bare places by the Nile, on the brink of the Nile, and all that is sown by the Nile will be parched, will be driven away, and will be no more.”

‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭19:7

The people of Amaw: the people of his kindred.

“Now the LORD said to Abram, ‘Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you.’”

‭‭Genesis‬ ‭12:1‬

“And the man of God said to the king, “If you give me half your house, I will not go in with you. And I will not eat bread or drink water in this place, for so was it commanded me by the word of the LORD, saying, ‘You shall neither eat bread nor drink water nor return by the way that you came.’””

‭‭1 Kings‬ ‭13:8-9‬

Behold, a people


“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”

‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭2:9‬

Has come out of Egypt.


“Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, that flutters over its young, spreading out its wings, catching them, bearing them on its pinions,”

‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭32:11‬

They cover the face of the earth,


“And God blessed them. And God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.’”

‭‭Genesis‬ ‭1:28‬

And they are dwelling opposite me.


“Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.”

‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭2:11‬


“Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:10‬

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