New International Version
Then the angel of the LORD stood in a narrow path through the vineyards, with walls on both sides.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Numbers 22:23 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.
He sent messengers therefore unto Balaam the son of Beor to Pethor, which is by the river of the land of the children of his people, to call him, saying, Behold there is a people come out from Egypt: behold, they cover the face of the earth, and they abide over against me.'--NUM. xxii. 6. Give a general outline of the history. See Bishop Butler's great sermon. I. How much knowledge and love of good there may be in a bad man. Balaam was a prophet: (a) He knew something of the divine character, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Sovereignty and Human Responsibility
When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD standing in the road with a drawn sword in his hand, it turned off the road into a field. Balaam beat it to get it back on the road.
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.
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