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Numbers 22:33

    Numbers 22:33 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the ass saw me, and turned from me these three times: unless she had turned from me, surely now also I had slain thee, and saved her alive.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the ass saw me, and turned from me these three times: unless she had turned from me, surely now also I had slain you, and saved her alive.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and the ass saw me, and turned aside before me these three times: unless she had turned aside from me, surely now I had even slain thee, and saved her alive.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the ass saw me, turning to one side from me three times: if she had not gone to one side, I would certainly have put you to death and kept her safe.

    Webster's Revision

    and the ass saw me, and turned aside before me these three times: unless she had turned aside from me, surely now I had even slain thee, and saved her alive.

    World English Bible

    and the donkey saw me, and turned aside before me these three times. Unless she had turned aside from me, surely now I would have killed you, and saved her alive."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and the ass saw me, and turned aside before me these three times: unless she had turned aside from me, surely now I had even slain thee, and saved her alive.

    Clarke's Commentary on Numbers 22:33

    Surely now also I had slain thee - How often are the meanest animals, and the most trivial occurrences, instruments of the preservation of our lives, and of the salvation of our souls! The messenger of justice would have killed Balaam, had not the mercy of God prevented the ass from proceeding.

    Wesley's Notes on Numbers 22:33

    22:33 I had slain thee - I had slain thee alone, and not her, therefore her turning aside and falling down was wholly for thy benefit, not for her own, and thy anger against her was unjust and unreasonable.