Balaam, the powerful and experienced pagan prophet that was hired by king Balak to curse Israel, failed at every attempt. Every single time he opened his mouth to curse the people of God, nothing but blessings came out. This not only infuriated king Balak, but embarrassed Balaam, as well. It started to become clear to the enemy of Israel that there was just no way to curse them as long as Yahweh was on their side. As long as they remained in alignment with Him, they were unbeatable, impenetrable, and surrounded by a hedge of heavenly angels with swords drawn on every side. The enemy must go back to the drawing board and think of something else that he could do to make Israel fall. And that he would do.