Numbers 22:32
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English Standard Version
And the angel of the LORD said to him, “Why have you struck your donkey these three times? Behold, I have come out to oppose you because your way is perverse before me.

King James Bible
And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Wherefore hast thou smitten thine ass these three times? behold, I went out to withstand thee, because thy way is perverse before me:

American Standard Version
And the angel of Jehovah said unto him, Wherefore hast thou smitten thine ass these three times? behold, I am come forth for an adversary, because thy way is perverse before me:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the angel said to him: Why beatest thou thy ass these three times? I am come to withstand thee, because thy way is perverse, and contrary to me:

English Revised Version
And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Wherefore hast thou smitten thine ass these three times? behold, I am come forth for an adversary, because thy way is perverse before me:

Webster's Bible Translation
And the angel of the LORD said to him, Why hast thou smitten thy ass these three times? behold, I went out to withstand thee, because thy way is perverse before me:

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The angel moved still farther, and stationed himself in front of him, in so narrow a pass, that there was no room to move either to the right or to the left. As the ass could neither turn aside nor go past this time, she threw herself. down. Balaam was still more enraged at this, and smote her with the stick (בּמקּל, which he carried; see Genesis 38:18).

Numbers 22:32 Parallel Commentaries

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wherefore

Numbers 22:28 And the LORD opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, What have I done to you, that you have smitten me these three times?

Deuteronomy 25:4 You shall not muzzle the ox when he treads out the corn.

Psalm 36:6 Your righteousness is like the great mountains; your judgments are a great deep: O LORD, you preserve man and beast.

Psalm 145:9 The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.

Psalm 147:9 He gives to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.

Jonah 4:11 And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city...

withstand thee. Heb. be an adversary unto thee

Numbers 22:22 And God's anger was kindled because he went: and the angel of the LORD stood in the way for an adversary against him...

thy ways

Deuteronomy 23:4 Because they met you not with bread and with water in the way, when you came forth out of Egypt...

Proverbs 28:6 Better is the poor that walks in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.

Micah 6:5 O my people, remember now what Balak king of Moab consulted, and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him from Shittim to Gilgal...

Acts 13:10 And said, O full of all subtlety and all mischief, you child of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness...

2 Peter 2:14,15 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls...

before me

Numbers 22:20,22,35 And God came to Balaam at night, and said to him, If the men come to call you, rise up, and go with them...

Exodus 3:2-6 And the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the middle of a bush: and he looked, and, behold...

Proverbs 14:2 He that walks in his uprightness fears the LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despises him.

Proverbs 28:18 Whoever walks uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.

Cross References
2 Peter 2:15
Forsaking the right way, they have gone astray. They have followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved gain from wrongdoing,

Numbers 22:33
The donkey saw me and turned aside before me these three times. If she had not turned aside from me, surely just now I would have killed you and let her live."

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