Numbers 22:31
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English Standard Version
Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, with his drawn sword in his hand. And he bowed down and fell on his face.

King James Bible
Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face.

American Standard Version
Then Jehovah opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of Jehovah standing in the way, with his sword drawn in his hand; and he bowed his head, and fell on his face.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Forthwith the Lord opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel standing in the way with a drawn sword, and he worshipped him falling flat on the ground.

English Revised Version
Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, with his sword drawn in his hand: and he bowed his head, and fell on his face.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face.

Numbers 22:31 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The angel then stationed himself in a pass of the vineyards where walls (גּדר, vineyard walls, Isaiah 5:5) were on both sides, so that the animal, terrified by the angel, pressed against the wall, and squeezed Balaam's foot against the wall, for which Balaam smote her again.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

opened

Numbers 24:4 He has said, which heard the words of God, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open:

Genesis 21:19 And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.

2 Kings 6:17-20 And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray you, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man...

1 Chronicles 21:16 And David lifted up his eyes, and saw the angel of the LORD stand between the earth and the heaven...

Luke 24:16,31 But their eyes were held that they should not know him...

Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God...

bowed down

Exodus 34:8 And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped.

Psalm 9:20 Put them in fear, O LORD: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah.

John 18:6 As soon then as he had said to them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.

Fell flat on his face. or bowed himself

Cross References
Genesis 21:19
Then God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. And she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink.

Numbers 22:30
And the donkey said to Balaam, "Am I not your donkey, on which you have ridden all your life long to this day? Is it my habit to treat you this way?" And he said, "No."

Joshua 5:13
When Joshua was by Jericho, he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing before him with his drawn sword in his hand. And Joshua went to him and said to him, "Are you for us, or for our adversaries?"

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