Parallel Verses

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!"

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!”

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.

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.

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 Yahweh opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, "What did I do to you that you struck me these three times?" 29 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!" 30 The donkey said to Balaam, "Am I not your donkey on which you have ridden all your life until this day? Have I been in the habit of doing this to you?" He said, "No."



Cross References

Proverbs 12:10

The righteous knows the life of his animal, but the compassion of the wicked is cruel.

Proverbs 12:16

As for a fool, {on that very day} he makes his anger known, but he who ignores an insult [is] prudent.

Ecclesiastes 9:3

This [is] the {injustice} that is done under the sun: the same fate [comes] to everyone. Also the hearts of {humans} are full [of] evil; delusion [is] in their hearts during their lives, and then they die.

Matthew 15:19

For from the heart come evil plans, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, abusive speech.

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