So Balaam arose in the morning, and saddled his donkey and went with the leaders of Moab. (Numbers 22:21)

But God was angry because he was going, and the angel of the LORD took his stand in the way as an adversary against him. Now he was riding on his donkey and his two servants were with him. (Numbers 22:22)

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 22:23)

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. (Numbers 22:24)

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. (Numbers 22:25)

The angel of the LORD went further, and stood in a narrow place where there was no way to turn to the right hand or the left. (Numbers 22:26)

When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she lay down under Balaam; so Balaam was angry and struck the donkey with his stick. (Numbers 22:27)

And the LORD opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, "What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?" (Numbers 22:28)

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." (Numbers 22:29)

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." (Numbers 22:30)

Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way with his drawn sword in his hand; and he bowed all the way to the ground. (Numbers 22:31)


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