Now may the Lord’s strength be displayed, just as you have declared: “The Lord is slow to anger, abounding in love and forgiving sin and rebellion. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.” In accordance with your great love, forgive the sin of these people, just as you have pardoned them from the time they left Egypt until now (NIV).
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In 22:8, Balaam says that he will give the answer the Lord gives him.
Then, in v. 18, Balaam says that the Lord is his God. This is a phrase used by a committed follower of the God of the Bible.
This is surprising. I’d always assumed Balaam was a pagan prophet.