And what can we learn from Bil'am's reply "Im Yiten li Balak M'lo Beiso Kesef ve'Zahav ... "?


Rashi: We learn from there that Bil'am was a greedy man, who coveted the money of others. 1


Ramban: He meant that no matter how much Balak offered him, he was unable to do anything that contravened His wishes. 2


Rashi: He was hinting that Balak really ought to give him everything that he owned, since, if he were to hire mercenaries, it would cost him a fortune


What are the connotations of his statement "Ki Lo Uchal La'avor es Pi Hashem"?


Rashi: Here he was forced to admit that he was not his own boss 1 and a prophesy that he would not be able to negate the B'rachos that the Avos had received from the Shechinah.


Refer to 22:13:1:1*.

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