And when the ass saw the angel of the LORD, she thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed Balaam 's foot against the wall: and he smote her again. Numbers 22:27 | View whole chapter | See verse in context And when the ass saw the angel of the LORD, she fell down under Balaam: and Balaam 's anger was kindled, and he smote the ass with a staff.
57 Verses About Balaam from 8 Books Numbers 22:5. He sent messengers therefore unto Balaam the son of Beor to Pethor, which [is] by the river of the land of the children of his people, to call him, saying, Behold, there is a people come out from Egypt: behold, they cover the face of the earth, and they abide over against me.
Not only did God permit Balaam to go with the men, but he actually commanded him to do so, cautioning him, however, to act according to further instructions. While on his way to Balak, this injunction was strongly impressed on the mind of Balaam by the strange behavior of his ass and by his encounter with the Angel of the Lord.
The king took Balaam to several mountains, ordering him to curse the Israelites on the plains below, but instead, the sorcerer gave four oracles, repeating God's covenant of blessing on the Hebrew people. Finally, Balaam prophesied the deaths of pagan kings and a "star" that would come out of Jacob.