And God met Balaam: and he said unto him, I have prepared seven altars, and I have offered upon every altar a bullock and a ram.
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George Leo Haydock
Speed. Hebrew she phi, may signify also "on the straight road "(Septuagint) "into the plain "(Louis de Dieu) "all alone "(Onkelos) or most probably "upon an eminence. "(Kimchi) (Calmet)
God, in the visible form of an angel. (Menochius)
To him. Balaam might suppose that he was addressing his idol. But Moses informs us, that the true God or his angel was present, and forced Balaam to deliver an unwelcome message to the king. (Haydock)