And the LORD put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said,
Return unto Balak, and thus you shall speak.
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Tertullian of Carthage
The prophet Balaam, in Numbers, was sent forth by king Balak to curse Israel, with whom he was commencing war. But at the same moment he was filled with the spirit. Instead of the curse which he came to pronounce, he uttered the blessing which the spirit at that very hour inspired him with. This is he who had previously declared to the king’s messengers, and then to the king himself, that he could only speak forth that which God should put into his mouth. The novel [heretical] doctrines of the new Christ are such as the Creator’s servants initiated long before! Against Marcion.