New International Version
Balaam answered the donkey, "You have made a fool of me! If only I had a sword in my hand, I would kill you right now."
King James Bible
And Balaam said unto the ass, Because thou hast mocked me: I would there were a sword in mine hand, for now would I kill thee.
Darby Bible Translation
And Balaam said to the ass, Because thou hast mocked me: I would there were a sword in my hand, for now would I kill thee!
World English Bible
Balaam said to the donkey, "Because you have mocked me, I wish there were a sword in my hand, for now I would have killed you."
Young's Literal Translation
and Balaam saith to the ass, 'Because thou hast rolled thyself against me; oh that there were a sword in my hand, for now I had slain thee;'
Numbers 22:29 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The Lord opened the mouth of the ass - And where is the wonder of all this? If the ass had opened her own mouth, and reproved the rash prophet, we might well be astonished; but when God opens the mouth, an ass can speak as well as a man. It is worthy of remark here, that Balaam testifies no surprise at this miracle, because he saw it was the Lord's doing. Of animate and inanimate things receiving for a short time the gift of speech, the heathen mythology furnishes many fictitious examples, with which I do not deem it proper to occupy the reader's time.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
for now would
He sent messengers therefore unto Balaam the son of Beor to Pethor, which is by the river of the land of the children of his people, to call him, saying, Behold there is a people come out from Egypt: behold, they cover the face of the earth, and they abide over against me.'--NUM. xxii. 6. Give a general outline of the history. See Bishop Butler's great sermon. I. How much knowledge and love of good there may be in a bad man. Balaam was a prophet: (a) He knew something of the divine character, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Sovereignty and Human Responsibility
For out of the heart come evil thoughts--murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.
The donkey said to Balaam, "Am I not your own donkey, which you have always ridden, to this day? Have I been in the habit of doing this to you?" "No," he said.
The righteous care for the needs of their animals, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.
Jump to PreviousAss Death Donkey Hand Kill Killed Mocked Mockery Right Rolled Seem Slain Sport Sword Thyself Wish
Jump to NextAss Death Donkey Hand Kill Killed Mocked Mockery Right Rolled Seem Slain Sport Sword Thyself Wish
LinksNumbers 22:29 NIV
Numbers 22:29 NLT
Numbers 22:29 ESV
Numbers 22:29 NASB
Numbers 22:29 KJV
Numbers 22:29 Bible Apps
Numbers 22:29 Biblia Paralela
Numbers 22:29 Chinese Bible
Numbers 22:29 French Bible
Numbers 22:29 German Bible
Numbers 22:29 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.