Numbers 22:29

“And Balaam said unto the ass, Because thou hast mocked me: I would there were a sword in mine hand, for now would I kill thee.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Balaam said vnto the asse, Because thou hast mocked mee: I would there were a sword in mine hand, for now would I kill thee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Balaam said to the donkey, "Because you have made a mockery of me! If there had been a sword in my hand, I would have killed you by now."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Balaam said unto the ass, Because thou hast mocked me, I would there were a sword in my hand, for now I had killed thee.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Balaam said to the ass, You have made me seem foolish: if only I had a sword in my hand I would put you to death.
- Basic English Bible

And Balaam said to the ass, Because thou hast mocked me: I would there were a sword in my hand, for now would I kill thee!
- Darby Bible

And Balaam said to the ass, Because thou hast mocked me: I would there were a sword in my hand, for now would I kill thee.
- Webster's Bible

Balaam said to the donkey, "Because you have mocked me, I wish there were a sword in my hand, for now I would have killed you."
- World English Bible

and Balaam saith to the ass, `Because thou hast rolled thyself against me; oh that there were a sword in my hand, for now I had slain thee;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Balaam said unto the ass: 'Because thou hast mocked me; I would there were a sword in my hand, for now I had killed thee.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 22:29


22:29 Balaam said - Balaam was not much terrified with the ass's speaking, because perhaps he was accustomed to converse with evil spirits, who appeared to him and discoursed with him in the shape of such creatures. Perhaps he was so blinded by passion, that he did not consider the strangeness of the thing.


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