Numbers 22:25
New International Version
When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, it pressed close to the wall, crushing Balaam's foot against it. So he beat the donkey again.

New Living Translation
When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, it tried to squeeze by and crushed Balaam’s foot against the wall. So Balaam beat the donkey again.

English Standard Version
And when the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she pushed against the wall and pressed Balaam’s foot against the wall. So he struck her again.

Berean Study Bible
And the donkey saw the angel of the LORD and pressed herself against the wall, crushing Balaam’s foot against it. So he beat her once again.

King James Bible
And when the ass saw the angel of the LORD, she thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall: and he smote her again.

New King James Version
And when the donkey saw the Angel of the LORD, she pushed herself against the wall and crushed Balaam’s foot against the wall; so he struck her again.

New American Standard Bible
When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she pressed herself against the wall and pressed Balaam’s foot against the wall, so he struck her again.

NASB 1995
When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she pressed herself to the wall and pressed Balaam's foot against the wall, so he struck her again.

NASB 1977
When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she pressed herself to the wall and pressed Balaam’s foot against the wall, so he struck her again.

Amplified Bible
When the donkey saw the Angel of the LORD, she pressed herself against the wall and crushed Balaam’s foot against it, and he struck her again.

Christian Standard Bible
The donkey saw the angel of the LORD and pressed herself against the wall, squeezing Balaam’s foot against it. So he hit her once again.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The donkey saw the Angel of the LORD and pressed herself against the wall, squeezing Balaam's foot against it. So he hit her once again.

American Standard Version
And the ass saw the angel of Jehovah, and she thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall: and he smote her again.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And when the ass saw the angel of God, she thrust herself against the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall, and he smote her again.

Contemporary English Version
When the donkey saw the angel, it walked so close to one of the walls that Balaam's foot scraped against the wall. Balaam beat the donkey again.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the ass seeing him, thrust herself close to the wall, and bruised the foot of the rider. But he beat her again:

English Revised Version
And the ass saw the angel of the LORD, and she thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall: and he smote her again.

Good News Translation
When the donkey saw the angel, it moved over against the wall and crushed Balaam's foot against it. Again Balaam beat the donkey.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the donkey saw the Messenger of the LORD, it moved over and pinned Balaam's foot against the wall. So Balaam hit the donkey again.

International Standard Version
When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she squeezed herself so close to the wall that Balaam's foot was pressed to the wall. So he beat her again!

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the ass saw the angel of the LORD, and she thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall; and he smote her again.

Literal Standard Version
and the donkey sees the Messenger of YHWH, and is pressed to the wall, and presses Balaam’s foot to the wall, and he adds to strike her;

NET Bible
And when the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she pressed herself into the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall. So he beat her again.

New Heart English Bible
The donkey saw the angel of God, and she thrust herself to the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall: and he struck her again.

World English Bible
The donkey saw the angel of Yahweh, and she thrust herself to the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall: and he struck her again.

Young's Literal Translation
and the ass seeth the messenger of Jehovah, and is pressed unto the wall, and presseth Balaam's foot unto the wall, and he addeth to smite her;

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
The Angel and Balaam's Donkey
24Then the angel of the LORD stood in a narrow passage between two vineyards, with walls on either side. 25And the donkey saw the angel of the LORD and pressed herself against the wall, crushing Balaam’s foot against it. So he beat her once again. 26And the angel of the LORD moved on ahead and stood in a narrow place where there was no room to turn to the right or left.…

Cross References
Numbers 22:24
Then the angel of the LORD stood in a narrow passage between two vineyards, with walls on either side.

Numbers 22:26
And the angel of the LORD moved on ahead and stood in a narrow place where there was no room to turn to the right or left.


Treasury of Scripture

And when the ass saw the angel of the LORD, she thrust herself to the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall: and he smote her again.

crushed Balaam's

Job 5:13-15
He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong…

Isaiah 47:12
Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail.









Verse 25. - She thrust herself unto the wall. Apparently in order to pass the angel beyond the reach of his sword; when this was clearly impossible she fell down.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
And the donkey
הָאָת֜וֹן (hā·’ā·ṯō·wn)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 860: A female donkey

saw
וַתֵּ֨רֶא (wat·tê·re)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

the Angel
מַלְאַ֣ךְ (mal·’aḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4397: A messenger, of God, an angel

of the LORD
יְהוָ֗ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

and pressed
וַתִּלָּחֵץ֙ (wat·til·lā·ḥêṣ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3905: To squeeze, press, oppress

herself against
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the wall,
הַקִּ֔יר (haq·qîr)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7023: A wall

crushing
וַתִּלְחַ֛ץ (wat·til·ḥaṣ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3905: To squeeze, press, oppress

Balaam’s
בִּלְעָ֖ם (bil·‘ām)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1109: Balaam -- a prophet

foot
רֶ֥גֶל (re·ḡel)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7272: A foot, a step, the pudenda

against
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

it.
הַקִּ֑יר (haq·qîr)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7023: A wall

So he beat her
לְהַכֹּתָֽהּ׃ (lə·hak·kō·ṯāh)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5221: To strike

once again.
וַיֹּ֖סֶף (way·yō·sep̄)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3254: To add, augment


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