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Numbers 22:32

    Numbers 22:32 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Wherefore hast thou smitten thine ass these three times? behold, I went out to withstand thee, because thy way is perverse before me:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the angel of the LORD said to him, Why have you smitten your ass these three times? behold, I went out to withstand you, because your way is perverse before me:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the angel of Jehovah said unto him, Wherefore hast thou smitten thine ass these three times? behold, I am come forth for an adversary, because thy way is perverse before me:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the angel of the Lord said to him, Why have you given your ass blows these three times? See, I have come out against you to keep you back, because your purpose is not pleasing to me.

    Webster's Revision

    And the angel of Jehovah said unto him, Wherefore hast thou smitten thine ass these three times? behold, I am come forth for an adversary, because thy way is perverse before me:

    World English Bible

    The angel of Yahweh said to him, "Why have you struck your donkey these three times? Behold, I have come forth as an adversary, because your way is perverse before me:

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Wherefore hast thou smitten thine ass these three times? behold, I am come forth for an adversary, because thy way is perverse before me:

    Definitions for Numbers 22:32

    Angel - Messenger.
    Wherefore - Why?; for what reason?; for what cause?

    Barnes' Notes on Numbers 22:32

    Is perverse - Rather, is headlong. Compare Peter's words 2 Peter 2:16, "the madness of the prophet."

    Wesley's Notes on Numbers 22:32

    22:32 Thy way is perverse - Springing from covetousness.