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Tobit Scripture…

Son of Beor, a prophet from the region of the Euphrates river. Balac, king of Moab, fearful of the advance of the Israelites into his territory, summoned Balaam to curse the Israelites, promising him rich rewards. At first, warned by God, Balaam refused to go, but after repeated entreaties from Balac, and having been warned by the voice of God to say only what he was told to say, he agreed. On the way he was stopped by an angel and when he tried to force his ass to continue by beating it, the ass spoke to him and rebuked him for his unreasonable treatment. The angel then instructed him to proceed. When Balac told Balaam to curse the Israelites the prophet could not help but bless them instead. He went on to foretell the greatness of Israel, the destruction of many of their enemies, the Babylonian Captivity, the coming of the Messiah, and the rise and fall of Rome (Num. 22-24). Later, he gave bad advice to Balac and was killed among the Madianites (Num. 31:8, 16; 25:1-2; 2 Pet 2:15; Rev. 2:14).

Dictionary of the Bible. Welcome to the Catholic Church, CD-ROM, 2005.

Rev 19:15

15 From his mouth issues a sharp sword with which to smite the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron; he will tread the wine press of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty.

Mt 22: 37-38

37And He said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment.”

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