Numbers 22:24
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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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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And the ass saw the angel - When God granted visions those alone who were particularly interested saw them while others in the same company saw nothing; see Daniel 10:7; Acts 9:7.

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.

Numbers 22:25 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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Balaam
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
"So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God" (Rom. 14:12). In our last chapter we considered at some length the much debated and difficult question of the human will. We have shown that the will of the natural man is neither Sovereign nor free but, instead, a servant and slave. We have argued that a right conception of the sinner's will-its servitude-is essential to a just estimate of his depravity and ruin. The utter corruption and degradation of human nature is something which
Arthur W. Pink—The Sovereignty of God

Cross References
Numbers 22:23
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.

Numbers 22:25
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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