The King Of Moab And The Five Kings Of Kings Essay

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“BALAK THE KING OF MOAB AND THE FIVE KINGS OF MIDIAN”
After the children of Israel had defeated the Amorites kings, they journeyed and encamped in the plains of Moab, on the east side of the Jordan river at Jericho. When Balak the king of Moab saw all that Israel had done to the Amorite kings, Moab was terrified and Moab went to the elders of Midian and paid prophet Balaam a foreteller to curse the children of Israel. However, the Lord came to Balaam and ask him of the company of people he was with, and he told the Lord that Balak wanted him to curse the children of Israel, and the Lord told Balaam, not to go with them, and not to curse the children of Israel because they are blessed, yet Balaam rose up and went with them because he was paid to do so, and the anger of the Lord was kindled against him, and an Angel of the Lord stood in the way as an adversary against him, and stopped his donkey from going further, and the mouth of his donkey was opened and the donkey spoke to Balaam. When Balaam got to the land of Moab, he told Balak that he will only speak the word that God puts in his mouth, so, instead of cursing the children of Israel, he blessed them as the Lord had commended him (Numbers 22:1-41; 23:1-30; 24:1-23).
When Balaam strategies failed, he counseled the children of Moab and Midian to entice the children of Israel into committing trespasses against the Lord their God by committing whoredom with the daughters of Moab and lure them into idol worship and have them…

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