And the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the fees of divination in their hand; and they came unto Balaam, and spoke unto him the words of Balak.
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George Leo Haydock
The price. Hebrew literally, "the enchantments. "But they took money, to engage the soothsayer to comply more readily with their iniquitous request, 2 Peter ii. 15. (Septuagint) It was customary to offer presents to the prophets, 1 Kings ix. 7.