“And God met Balaam. And Balaam said to him, ‘I have arranged the seven altars and I have offered on each altar a bull and a ram.’ And the LORD put a word in Balaam’s mouth and said, ‘Return to Balak, and thus you shall speak.’ And he returned to him, and behold, he and all the princes of Moab were standing beside his burnt offering.”
And God met Balaam.
Met H7136: A primitive root; to light upon (chiefly by accident); causatively to bring about ; specifically to impose timbers (for roof or floor).
“For anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, ‘Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.’”
“Lift up your heads, O gates! And lift them up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory! Selah”
And Balaam said to him, ‘I have arranged the seven altars and I have offered on each altar a bull and a ram.’
“And he said to him, ‘Teacher, all these I have kept from my youth.’”
And the LORD put a word in Balaam’s mouth
“Pay attention to all that I have said to you, and make no mention of the names of other gods, nor let it be heard on your lips.”
And said, ‘Return to Balak, and thus you shall speak.’
“Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.”
“And you shall speak my words to them, whether they hear or refuse to hear, for they are a rebellious house.”
And he returned to him, and behold, he and all the princes of Moab were standing beside his burnt offering.
Burnt offering H5934: Feminine active participle of עָלָה H5927; a step or (collectively stairs, as ascending); usually a holocaust (as going up in smoke). H5927: A primitive root; to ascend.
“And I looked, and behold, a pale horse! And its rider’s name was Death, and Hades followed him. And they were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by wild beasts of the earth.”
“Who whet their tongues like swords, who aim bitter words like arrows,”
“Her princes in her midst are like wolves tearing the prey, shedding blood, destroying lives to get dishonest gain.”
“Cry out and wail, son of man, for it is against my people. It is against all the princes of Israel. They are delivered over to the sword with my people. Strike therefore upon your thigh.”
“For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.”
“Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.””