Numbers 22:30
New International Version
The donkey said to Balaam, "Am I not your own donkey, which you have always ridden, to this day? Have I been in the habit of doing this to you?" "No," he said.

New Living Translation
“But I am the same donkey you have ridden all your life,” the donkey answered. “Have I ever done anything like this before?” “No,” Balaam admitted.

English Standard Version
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.”

Berean Study Bible
But the donkey said to Balaam, “Am I not the donkey you have ridden all your life until today? Have I ever treated you this way before?” “No,” he replied.

King James Bible
And the ass said unto Balaam, Am not I thine ass, upon which thou hast ridden ever since I was thine unto this day? was I ever wont to do so unto thee? And he said, Nay.

New King James Version
So the donkey said to Balaam, “Am I not your donkey on which you have ridden, ever since I became yours, to this day? Was I ever disposed to do this to you?” And he said, “No.”

New American Standard Bible
But the donkey said to Balaam, “Am I not your donkey on which you have ridden all your life to this day? Have I ever been in the habit of doing such a thing to you?” And he said, “No.”

NASB 1995
The donkey said to Balaam, "Am I not your donkey on which you have ridden all your life to this day? Have I ever been accustomed to do so to you?" And he said, "No."

NASB 1977
And the donkey said to Balaam, “Am I not your donkey on which you have ridden all your life to this day? Have I ever been accustomed to do so to you?” And he said, “No.”

Amplified Bible
The donkey said to Balaam, “Am I not your donkey on which you have ridden all your life until this day? Have I ever been accustomed to do so to you?” And he said, “No.”

Christian Standard Bible
But the donkey said, “Am I not the donkey you’ve ridden all your life until today? Have I ever treated you this way before? ” “No,” he replied.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But the donkey said, "Am I not the donkey you've ridden all your life until today? Have I ever treated you this way before?"" No," he replied.

American Standard Version
And the ass said unto Balaam, Am not I thine ass, upon which thou hast ridden all thy life long unto this day? was I ever wont to do so unto thee? and he said, Nay.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the donkey said to Balaam: “Was I not your donkey that you ride upon me from your youth and until today? Have I ever done to you in this way? He said to her, ‘No.’”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the ass says to Balaam, Am not I thine ass on which thou hast ridden since thy youth till this day? did I ever do thus to thee, utterly disregarding thee? and he said, No.

Contemporary English Version
"But you're my owner," answered the donkey, "and you've ridden me many times. Have I ever done anything like this before?" "No," Balaam admitted.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The ass said: Am not I thy beast, on which thou hast been always accustomed to ride until this present day? tell me if I ever did the like thing to thee. But he said: Never.

English Revised Version
And the ass said unto Balaam, Am not I thine ass, upon which thou hast ridden all thy life long unto this day? was I ever wont to do so unto thee? And he said, Nay.

Good News Translation
The donkey replied, "Am I not the same donkey on which you have ridden all your life? Have I ever treated you like this before?" "No," he answered.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The donkey said to Balaam, "I'm your own donkey. You've always ridden me. Have I ever done this to you before?" "No," he answered.

International Standard Version
But in response, the donkey asked Balaam, "I'm your donkey that you've ridden on in the past without incident, am I not, and I'm the same donkey you're riding on right now, am I not? Am I in the habit of treating you like this?" "No," he admitted.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the ass said unto Balaam: 'Am not I thine ass, upon which thou hast ridden all thy life long unto this day? was I ever wont to do so unto thee?' And he said: 'Nay.'

Literal Standard Version
and the donkey says to Balaam, “Am I not your donkey on which you have ridden since [I became] yours, even to this day? Have I at all been accustomed to do thus to you?” And he says, “No.”

NET Bible
The donkey said to Balaam, "Am not I your donkey that you have ridden ever since I was yours until this day? Have I ever attempted to treat you this way?" And he said, "No."

New Heart English Bible
The donkey said to Balaam, "Am I not your donkey, on which you have ridden all your life long to this day? Was I ever in the habit of doing so to you?" He said, "No."

World English Bible
The donkey said to Balaam, "Am I not your donkey, on which you have ridden all your life long to this day? Was I ever in the habit of doing so to you?" He said, "No."

Young's Literal Translation
and the ass saith unto Balaam, 'Am not I thine ass, upon which thou hast ridden since I was thine unto this day? have I at all been accustomed to do to thee thus?' and he saith, 'No.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Angel and Balaam's Donkey
29Balaam answered the donkey, “You have made a fool of me! If I had a sword in my hand, I would kill you right now!” 30But the donkey said to Balaam, “Am I not the donkey you have ridden all your life until today? Have I ever treated you this way before?” “No,” he replied. 31Then the LORD opened Balaam’s eyes, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the road with a drawn sword in his hand. And Balaam bowed low and fell facedown.…

Cross References
Numbers 22:29
Balaam answered the donkey, "You have made a fool of me! If I had a sword in my hand, I would kill you right now!"

Numbers 22:31
Then the LORD opened Balaam's eyes, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the road with a drawn sword in his hand. And Balaam bowed low and fell facedown.


Treasury of Scripture

And the ass said to Balaam, Am not I your ass, on which you have ridden ever since I was your to this day? was I ever wont to do so to you? And he said, No.

the ass said

2 Peter 2:16
But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet.

upon which thou hast ridden.

1 Corinthians 1:27,28
But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; …









(30) Ever since I was thine.--Literally, ever since thou livedst,--i.e., all thy life long. The Targums of Jonathan and of Jerusalem paraphrase thus--"upon which thou hast ridden from thy youth unto this day." "An Arabic writer," says Dr. Gill, in his Commentary, in loc., "makes mention of an ass that the owner rode on forty years."

Unto this day.--The use of these words in this place serves to throw light upon such passages as Deuteronomy 3:14, "called them after his own name . . . unto this day," and shows that they do not necessarily denote that the events to which reference is made were separated by any very long interval.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But the donkey
הָאָת֜וֹן (hā·’ā·ṯō·wn)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 860: A female donkey

said
וַתֹּ֨אמֶר (wat·tō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

to Balaam,
בִּלְעָ֗ם (bil·‘ām)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1109: Balaam -- a prophet

“Am I
אָנֹכִ֨י (’ā·nō·ḵî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 595: I

not
הֲלוֹא֩ (hă·lō·w)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

the donkey
אֲתֹֽנְךָ֜ (’ă·ṯō·nə·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 860: A female donkey

you have ridden
רָכַ֣בְתָּ (rā·ḵaḇ·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 7392: To ride, to place upon, to despatch

all your life
מֵעֽוֹדְךָ֙ (mê·‘ō·wḏ·ḵā)
Preposition-m | Adverb | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5750: Iteration, continuance, again, repeatedly, still, more

until today?
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

Have I ever treated
לַעֲשׂ֥וֹת (la·‘ă·śō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 6213: To do, make

you
לְךָ֖ (lə·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

this way
כֹּ֑ה (kōh)
Adverb
Strong's 3541: Like this, thus, here, now

before?”
הַֽהַסְכֵּ֣ן (ha·has·kên)
Verb - Hifil - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 5532: To be familiar with, to minister to, be serviceable to, be customary

“No,”
לֹֽא׃ (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

he replied.
וַיֹּ֖אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say


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