Numbers 22:27
New International Version
When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, it lay down under Balaam, and he was angry and beat it with his staff.

New Living Translation
This time when the donkey saw the angel, it lay down under Balaam. In a fit of rage Balaam beat the animal again with his staff.

English Standard Version
When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she lay down under Balaam. And Balaam’s anger was kindled, and he struck the donkey with his staff.

Berean Study Bible
When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she lay down under Balaam, and he became furious and beat her with his staff.

King James Bible
And when the ass saw the angel of the LORD, she fell down under Balaam: and Balaam's anger was kindled, and he smote the ass with a staff.

New King James Version
And when the donkey saw the Angel of the LORD, she lay down under Balaam; so Balaam’s anger was aroused, and he struck the donkey with his staff.

New American Standard Bible
When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she lay down under Balaam; so Balaam was angry and struck the donkey with his staff.

NASB 1995
When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she lay down under Balaam; so Balaam was angry and struck the donkey with his stick.

NASB 1977
When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she lay down under Balaam; so Balaam was angry and struck the donkey with his stick.

Amplified Bible
When the donkey saw the Angel of the LORD, she lay down under Balaam, so Balaam was angry and he struck the donkey [a third time] with his staff.

Christian Standard Bible
When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she crouched down under Balaam. So he became furious and beat the donkey with his stick.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the donkey saw the Angel of the LORD, she crouched down under Balaam. So he became furious and beat the donkey with his stick.

American Standard Version
And the ass saw the angel of Jehovah, and she lay down under Balaam: and Balaam's anger was kindled, and he smote the ass with his staff.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the donkey saw the Angel of LORD JEHOVAH and lay down under Balaam and provoked the wrath of Balaam and he hit the donkey with a rod.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And when the ass saw the angel of God, she lay down under Balaam; and Balaam was angry, and struck the ass with his staff.

Contemporary English Version
So it just lay down. Balaam lost his temper, then picked up a stick and whacked the donkey.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when the ass saw the angel standing, she fell under the feet of the rider: who being angry beat her sides more vehemently with a staff.

English Revised Version
And the ass saw the angel of the LORD, and she lay down under Balaam: and Balaam's anger was kindled, and he smote the ass with his staff.

Good News Translation
This time, when the donkey saw the angel, it lay down. Balaam lost his temper and began to beat the donkey with his stick.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the donkey saw the Messenger of the LORD, it lay down under Balaam. Balaam became so angry he hit the donkey with his stick.

International Standard Version
When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she crouched down under Balaam. As a result, Balaam got so angry that he started to whip the donkey with his staff.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the ass saw the angel of the LORD, and she lay down under Balaam; and Balaam's anger was kindled, and he smote the ass with his staff.

Literal Standard Version
and the donkey sees the Messenger of YHWH, and crouches under Balaam, and the anger of Balaam burns, and he strikes the donkey with a staff.

NET Bible
When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she crouched down under Balaam. Then Balaam was angry, and he beat his donkey with a staff.

New Heart English Bible
The donkey saw the angel of God, and she lay down under Balaam: and Balaam's anger was kindled, and he struck the donkey with his staff.

World English Bible
The donkey saw the angel of Yahweh, and she lay down under Balaam: and Balaam's anger was kindled, and he struck the donkey with his staff.

Young's Literal Translation
and the ass seeth the messenger of Jehovah, and croucheth under Balaam, and the anger of Balaam burneth, and he smiteth the ass with a staff.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Angel and Balaam's Donkey
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. 27When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she lay down under Balaam, and he became furious and beat her with his staff. 28Then the LORD opened the donkey’s mouth, and she said to Balaam, “What have I done to you that you have beaten me these three times?”…

Cross References
James 1:19
My beloved brothers, understand this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger,

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 fell down under Balaam: and Balaam's anger was kindled, and he smote the ass with a staff.

and Balaam's anger

Proverbs 14:16
A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.

Proverbs 27:3,4
A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both…











Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

she lay down
וַתִּרְבַּ֖ץ (wat·tir·baṣ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7257: To crouch, be implication, to recline, repose, brood, lurk, imbed

under
תַּ֣חַת (ta·ḥaṯ)
Preposition
Strong's 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of

Balaam,
בִּלְעָ֑ם (bil·‘ām)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1109: Balaam -- a prophet

and [he]
בִּלְעָ֔ם (bil·‘ām)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1109: Balaam -- a prophet

became furious
וַיִּֽחַר־ (way·yi·ḥar-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2734: To glow, grow warm, to blaze up, of anger, zeal, jealousy

and beat
וַיַּ֥ךְ (way·yaḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5221: To strike

[her]
הָאָת֖וֹן (hā·’ā·ṯō·wn)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 860: A female donkey

with his staff.
בַּמַּקֵּֽל׃ (bam·maq·qêl)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4731: A shoot, stick


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