And God met Balaam: and he said to him, I have prepared seven altars, and I have offered on every altar a bullock and a ram.
Treasury of Scripture
Numbers 23:16 And the LORD met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said, Go again to Balak, and say thus.
Numbers 22:9,20 And God came to Balaam, and said, What men are these with you...
I have prepared
Numbers 23:1 And Balaam said to Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven oxen and seven rams.
Isaiah 58:3,4 Why have we fasted, say they, and you see not? why have we afflicted our soul, and you take no knowledge? Behold...
Matthew 20:12 Saying, These last have worked but one hour, and you have made them equal to us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.
Luke 18:12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
John 16:2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yes, the time comes, that whoever kills you will think that he does God service.
Romans 3:27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? No: but by the law of faith.
Ephesians 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
ContextBalaam's First Oracle
1And Balaam said to Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven oxen and seven rams. 2And Balak did as Balaam had spoken; and Balak and Balaam offered on every altar a bullock and a ram. 3And Balaam said to Balak, Stand by your burnt offering, and I will go: peradventure the LORD will come to meet me: and whatever he shows me I will tell you. And he went to an high place. 4And God met Balaam: and he said to him, I have prepared seven altars, and I have offered on every altar a bullock and a ram. 5And the LORD put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said, Return to Balak, and thus you shall speak. 6And he returned to him, and, see, he stood by his burnt sacrifice, he, and all the princes of Moab. 7And he took up his parable, and said, Balak the king of Moab has brought me from Aram, out of the mountains of the east, saying, Come, curse me Jacob, and come, defy Israel. 8How shall I curse, whom God has not cursed? or how shall I defy, whom the LORD has not defied? 9For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him: see, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations. 10Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his! 11And Balak said to Balaam, What have you done to me? I took you to curse my enemies, and, behold, you have blessed them altogether. 12And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which the LORD has put in my mouth?
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And God met Balaam: and he said unto him, I have prepared the seven altars, and I have offered up a bullock and a ram on every altar.
And when he was gone with speed, God met him. And Balaam speaking to him, said: I have erected seven altars, and have laid on everyone a calf and a ram.
Darby Bible Translation
And God met Balaam; and Balaam said to him, I have disposed seven altars, and have offered up a bullock and a ram upon each altar.
King James Bible
And God met Balaam: and he said unto him, I have prepared seven altars, and I have offered upon every altar a bullock and a ram.
Young's Literal Translation
And God cometh unto Balaam, and he saith unto Him, 'The seven altars I have arranged, and I offer a bullock and a ram on the altar;'