|Overview - Numbers 22|
|1||Balak's first message for Balaam is refused.|
|15||His second message obtains him.|
|22||An angel would have slain him, if he had not been saved by his ass.|
|36||Balak entertains him.|
Numbers 22:28 (King James Version)
And the LORD opened the mouth of the ass, and she said unto Balaam, What have I done unto thee, that thou hast smitten me these three times?
- the Lord opened
- And where is the wonder of all this? If the ass had opened her own mouth, and reproved the rash prophet, we might well be astonished; but when God opens the mouth, an ass can speak as well as a man. It is to no purpose to speak of the construction of the ass's mouth, of the formation of the tongue and jaws being unfit for speaking; for an adequate cause is assigned for this wonderful effect, "The Lord opened the mouth of the ass"; and no one who believes in a God, can doubt of his power to do this and much more.
- Exodus 4:11 ; Luke 1:37 ; 1 Corinthians 1:19 ; 2 Peter 2:16
- What have I
- Romans 8:22