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Shout Of The King

Matt Maher —  September 24, 2009

In the book of Numbers, chapter 22-23, there is the story of Balaam, a non Israelite soothsayer. Everyone knows the part about how God used a talking donkey to reach him, but the rest of the story is just as interesting. He was asked repeatedly to give a curse towards the Israelites, but all three times, he came back with blessing for the people of God.

In the second of these oracles, Balaam says, “God is not man that he should speak falsely, nor human, that he should change his mind. Is he one to speak and not act, to decree and not fulfill? It is a blessing I have been given to pronounce; a blessing which I cannot restrain. Misfortune is not observed in Jacob, nor misery seen in Israel. The LORD, his God, is with him; with him is the triumph of his King.” It goes on, but that last line, “with Him is the triumph of His King” in other translations says, “the shout of the King with them…

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