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Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion, and lift up himself as a young lion: he shall not lie down until he eat of the prey, and drink the blood of the slain.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

23:24 great lion. Balaam is compelled here to refer to Jacob’s ancient prophecy of the coming “Lion of the tribe of Juda” (Genesis 49:9,10; Revelation 5:5), none other than Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ. See also Numbers 24:9.

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