And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which the LORD hath put in my mouth?
Behold, I received a command to bless: he has blessed, and I cannot revoke it.
But Balaam answered Balak, "Did I not tell you, `All that the LORD says, that I must do'?"
Balaam said to Balak, "Lo, I have come to you! Have I now any power at all to speak anything? The word that God puts in my mouth, that must I speak."
`If Balak should give me his house full of silver and gold, I would not be able to go beyond the word of the LORD, to do either good or bad of my own will; what the LORD speaks, that will I speak'?
when he speaks graciously, believe him not, for there are seven abominations in his heart;
For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by fair and flattering words they deceive the hearts of the simple-minded.
They profess to know God, but they deny him by their deeds; they are detestable, disobedient, unfit for any good deed.