14:41 But Moses said, “Why 1 are you now transgressing the commandment 2 of the Lord? It will not succeed!
1 tn The line literally has, “Why is this [that] you are transgressing….” The demonstrative pronoun is enclitic; it brings the force of “why in the world are you doing this now?”
2 tn Heb “mouth.”
3 tn Heb “answered and said.”
4 tn Heb “mouth.”
5 sn In the light of subsequent events one should not take too seriously that Balaam referred to Yahweh as his God. He is referring properly to the deity for which he is acting as the agent.