“And Balaam took up his discourse and said, ‘From Aram Balak has brought me, the king of Moab from the eastern mountains: “Come, curse Jacob for me, and come, denounce Israel!”’”
And Balaam took up his discourse and said,
Discourse H4912: Apparently from מָשַׁל H4910 in some original sense of superiority in mental action; properly a pithy maxim, usually of a metaphorical nature; hence a simile (as an adage, poem, discourse): - byword, like, parable, proverb. H4910: A primitive root; to rule.
“My mouth shall speak wisdom; the meditation of my heart shall be understanding. I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will solve my riddle to the music of the lyre.”
“All these things Jesus said to the crowds in parables; indeed, he said nothing to them without a parable. This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet: ‘I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter what has been hidden since the foundation of the world.’”
“I have said these things to you in figures of speech. The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures of speech but will tell you plainly about the Father.”
From Aram Balak has brought me,
Aram H758: From the same as אַרְמוֹן H759; the highland ; Aram or Syria, and its inhabitants; also the name of a son of Shem, a grandson of Nahor, and of an Israelite. H759: From an unused root (meaning to be elevated); a citadel (from its height): - castle, palace.
“And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed.”
“Your holy cities have become a wilderness; Zion has become a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.”
“Therefore the LORD God sent him out from the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken.”
The king of Moab from the eastern mountains:
Eastern H6924: From קָדַם H6923; the front, of palce (absolutely the fore part, relatively the East) or time (antiquity); often used adverbially (before, anciently, eastward). H6923: A primitive root; to project (one self), that is, precede ; hence to anticipate, hasten, meet (usually for help).
Mountains H2042: From an unused root meaning to loom up; a mountain.
“And the glory of the LORD went up from the midst of the city and stood on the mountain that is on the east side of the city.”
“One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple.”
“On the holy mount stands the city he founded; the LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwelling places of Jacob. Glorious things of you are spoken, O city of God. Selah”
“O LORD, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill?”
Come, curse Jacob for me, and come, denounce Israel!
“Your first father sinned, and your mediators transgressed against me. Therefore I will profane the princes of the sanctuary, and deliver Jacob to utter destruction and Israel to reviling.”
“Do not take to heart all the things that people say, lest you hear your servant cursing you. Your heart knows that many times you yourself have cursed others.”
“I have become a stranger to my brothers, an alien to my mother’s sons. For zeal for your house has consumed me, and the reproaches of those who reproach you have fallen on me.”
“For it is not an enemy who taunts me— then I could bear it; it is not an adversary who deals insolently with me— then I could hide from him. But it is you, a man, my equal, my companion, my familiar friend.”
“I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
“This is the word that the LORD has spoken concerning him: ‘She despises you, she scorns you— the virgin daughter of Zion; she wags her head behind you— the daughter of Jerusalem. Whom have you mocked and reviled? Against whom have you raised your voice and lifted your eyes to the heights? Against the Holy One of Israel!’”
2 Kings 19:21-22