NUMBERS 22:22

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“And God's anger was kindled because he went: and the angel of the Lord stood in the way for an adversary against him. Now he was riding upon his ass, and his two servants were with him.”

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Numbers 22:22 Translation & Meaning

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And God's אֱלֹהִים֮ Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative Gods
anger אַ֣ף Properly, the nose or nostril; hence, the face, and occasionally a person; also (from the rapid breathing in passion) ire anger
was kindled וַיִּֽחַר To glow or grow warm; figuratively (usually) to blaze up, of anger, zeal, jealousy kindled
because כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed because
he הוּא֒ He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are he
went: הוֹלֵ֣ךְ To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) went
and the angel מַלְאַ֧ךְ A messenger; specifically, of God, i.e., an angel (also a prophet, priest or teacher) angel
of the Lord יְהוָ֛ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
stood וַיִּתְיַצֵּ֞ב To place (any thing so as to stay); reflexively, to station, offer, continue stood
in the way בַּדֶּ֖רֶךְ A road (as trodden); figuratively, a course of life or mode of action, often adverb way
for an adversary לְשָׂטָ֣ן An opponent; especially (with the article prefixed) Satan, the arch-enemy of good adversary
against him. Now he וְהוּא֙ He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are against Now
was riding רֹכֵ֣ב To ride (on an animal or in a vehicle); causatively, to place upon (for riding or generally), to despatch riding
upon עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications upon
his ass, אֲתֹנ֔וֹ A female donkey (from its docility) ass
and his two וּשְׁנֵ֥י Two; also (as ordinal) twofold two
servants נְעָרָ֖יו (concretely) a boy (as active), from the age of infancy to adolescence; by implication, a servant; also (by interch. of sex), a girl (of similar latitude in age) servants
were (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
with עִמּֽוֹ׃ Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) with
him. עִמּֽוֹ׃ Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) him

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  • 20  And God came unto Balaam at night, and said unto him, If the men come to call thee, rise up, and go with them; but yet the word which I shall say unto thee, that shalt thou do.

  • 21  And Balaam rose up in the morning, and saddled his ass, and went with the princes of Moab.

  • 22  And God's anger was kindled because he went: and the angel of the Lord stood in the way for an adversary against him. Now he was riding upon his ass, and his two servants were with him.

  • 23  And the ass saw the angel of the Lord standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and the ass turned aside out of the way, and went into the field: and Balaam smote the ass, to turn her into the way.

  • 24  But the angel of the Lord stood in a path of the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on that side.




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