“And Balak’s anger was kindled against Balaam, and he struck his hands together. And Balak said to Balaam, ‘I called you to curse my enemies, and behold, you have blessed them these three times.’”
And Balak’s anger was kindled against Balaam,
Anger H639: From אָנַף H599; properly the nose or nostril ; hence the face, and occasionally a person ; also (from the rapid breathing in passion) ire: - anger (-gry), + before, countenance, face, + forbearing, forehead, + [long-] suffering, nose, nostril, snout, X worthy, wrath. H599: A primitive root; to breathe hard, that is, be enraged: - be angry (displeased).
“The LORD said to Cain, ‘Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is contrary to you, but you must rule over it.’”
“The nations raged, but your wrath came, and the time for the dead to be judged, and for rewarding your servants, the prophets and saints, and those who fear your name, both small and great, and for destroying the destroyers of the earth.”
“The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts.”
And he struck his hands together.
Struck…together H5606 H5606: A primitive root; to clap the hands (in token of compact, derision, grief, indignation or punishment); by implication of satisfaction, to be enough ; by implication of excess, to vomit.
“This very day he will halt at Nob; he will shake his fist at the mount of the daughter of Zion, the hill of Jerusalem.”
And Balak said to Balaam, “I called you to curse my enemies,“
“Therefore, son of man, prophesy, and say to Gog, Thus says the LORD God: On that day when my people Israel are dwelling securely, will you not know it? You will come from your place out of the uttermost parts of the north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great host, a mighty army. You will come up against my people Israel, like a cloud covering the land. In the latter days I will bring you against my land, that the nations may know me, when through you, O Gog, I vindicate my holiness before their eyes.”
“And will come out to deceive the nations that are at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle; their number is like the sand of the sea.”
And behold, you have blessed them
Blessed H1288 H1288: A primitive root; to kneel ; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason).
“Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.”
These three times.
“Three times in the year you shall keep a feast to me.”
“This happened three times, and all was drawn up again into heaven.”
“This was now the third time that Jesus was revealed to the disciples after he was raised from the dead.”
“He said to him the third time, ‘Simon, son of John, do you love me?’ Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, ‘Do you love me?’ and he said to him, ‘Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed my sheep.’”
“Then the LORD opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, ‘What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?’”
“And Peter remembered the saying of Jesus, ‘Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.’ And he went out and wept bitterly.”
“So, leaving them again, he went away and prayed for the third time, saying the same words again.”
“And he said to them, ‘Go and tell that fox, “Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I finish my course.”’”