While this beautiful verse was initially stated by Balaam, a fierce enemy of the Jewish people, the sages saw it as the greatest praise.

Mah tovu, o’ha’lehcha Ya’akov, mish’k’no’techa Yisrael.

How goodly are your tents, O Jacob, your dwelling places, Israel.

–Translation reproduced with permission from The Koren Sacks Siddur, © Koren Publishers Jerusalem Ltd.