Balaam stopped by an Angel. Balaam wanted to ask God to send great evil to the Israelites. He lord said to Balaam, you shall not curse these people, for they are blessed, But Balaam was tempted to curse Israel for silver and gold he received from the king. He loved riches and honor. God sent His angel to meet Balaam on the road. Balaam could not see the angel, but the donkey could see the angel with his sword drawn. Soon the angel reappeared at a place where the road was narrow with a stone wall on each side. The the lord caused the donkey to speak. Numbers 22:1-35.