New American Standard Bible
Then the angel of the LORD stood in a narrow path of the vineyards, with a wall on this side and a wall on that side.
King James Bible
But the angel of the LORD stood in a path of the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on that side.
Darby Bible Translation
And the Angel of Jehovah stood in a hollow of the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on that side.
World English Bible
Then the angel of Yahweh stood in a narrow path between the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on that side.
Young's Literal Translation
And the messenger of Jehovah standeth in a narrow path of the vineyards -- a wall on this side and a wall on that --
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
In a path of the vineyards - i. e., in a path shut in by vineyard-walls on each side. The progress from the road through the open field Numbers 22:23 to that walled in, and thence to the strait place, where there was no room to turn Numbers 22:26, shows that Balaam was approaching a city, no doubt that which was the goal of his journey.
LibraryThe Assyrian Revival and the Struggle for Syria
Assur-nazir-pal (885-860) and Shalmaneser III. (860-825)--The kingdom of Urartu and its conquering princes: Menuas and Argistis. Assyria was the first to reappear on the scene of action. Less hampered by an ancient past than Egypt and Chaldaea, she was the sooner able to recover her strength after any disastrous crisis, and to assume again the offensive along the whole of her frontier line. Image Drawn by Faucher-Gudin, from a bas-relief at Koyunjik of the time of Sennacherib. The initial cut, …
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 7
When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way with his drawn sword in his hand, the donkey turned off from the way and went into the field; but Balaam struck the donkey to turn her back into the way.
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.
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