“And it shall be if you listen to the voice of Hashem, your G-d, to keep and to perform all of His commandments that I command you this day… Blessed are you in your coming and blessed shall you be in your going.” – D’varim 28:1–6

The Storyline

The story of Bilam, the gentile prophet, is most peculiar. It begins when Balak, the king of Moav, recognizes that he is in danger. The Jewish Nation had just destroyed Sichon, and Moav was next. Out of desperation, Balak sent messengers to Bilam, saying, “Please, curse this nation so that we can remain in our land.”