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Bible in Basic English

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.

New American Standard Bible

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.”

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

Balaam answered the donkey, “You made me look like a fool. If I had a sword in my hand, I’d kill you now!”

International Standard Version

"Because you're playing a dirty trick on me," Balaam answered the donkey. "If only I had a sword in my hand! I'd kill you right now!"

A Conservative Version

And Balaam said to the donkey, Because thou have mocked me, I would there were a sword in my hand, for now I would have killed thee.

American Standard Version

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.

Amplified

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!”

Darby Translation

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!

Julia Smith Translation

And Balaam will say to the ass, Because thou didst vex me: would that a sword was in my hand, for now I had killed thee.

King James 2000

And Balaam said unto the donkey, Because you have mocked me: I would there were a sword in my hand, for now would I kill you.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Balaam said to the donkey, "Because you made a mockery of me! If only I had a sword in my hand, I would kill you right now!"

Modern King James verseion

And Balaam said to the ass, Because you have mocked me. I wish there were a sword in my hand, for now I would kill you.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And Balaam said unto the Ass, "Because thou hast mocked me! I would that I had a sword in mine hand, that I might now kill thee."

NET Bible

And Balaam said to the donkey, "You have made me look stupid; I wish there were a sword in my hand, for I would kill you right now."

New Heart English 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."

The Emphasized Bible

And Balaam said unto the ass, Surely thou hast been making sport of me, - Would there had been a sword in my hand, for, now, would I have slain thee.

Webster

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.

World English 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."

Youngs Literal Translation

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;'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
בּלעם 
Bil`am 
Usage: 61

unto the ass
אתון 
'athown 
ass
Usage: 34

me I would
לוּ לא לוּא 
Luw' 
if, would God, O that, Oh, would it might be, if haply, peradventure, Oh that, pray thee, Though, would
Usage: 22

ישׁ 
Yesh 
is, be, have, there,
Usage: 135

a sword
חרב 
Chereb 
Usage: 413

in mine hand
יד 
Yad 
Usage: 1612

הרג 
Harag 
Usage: 166

References

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

Balaam And The Angel

28 Then the Lord gave the ass the power of talking, and opening her mouth she said to Balaam, What have I done to you that you have given me blows these three times? 29 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. 30 And the ass said to Balaam, Am I not your ass upon which you have gone all your life till this day? and have I ever done this to you before? And he said, No.



Cross References

Proverbs 12:10

An upright man has thought for the life of his beast, but the hearts of evil-doers are cruel.

Proverbs 12:16

A foolish man lets his trouble be openly seen, but a sharp man keeps shame secret.

Ecclesiastes 9:3

This is evil in all things which are done under the sun: that there is one fate for all, and the hearts of the sons of men are full of evil; while they have life their hearts are foolish, and after that--to the dead.

Matthew 15:19

For out of the heart come evil thoughts, the taking of life, broken faith between the married, unclean desires of the flesh, taking of property, false witness, bitter words:

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