Rabbi Pinḥas was going to see his daughter,
the wife of Rabbi Shim'on, who was ill.
Comrades were accompanying him, and he was riding on his donkey.
On the way he met two Arabs.
He said to them, "Since days of old has a voice arisen in this field?"
They said, "We don't know about days of old;
we know about our own days!
One day highway robbers were passing through that field.
They ran into some Jews and were just about to rob them
when from a distance, in this field,
this donkey's voice was heard braying two times;
a flame of fire shot through its voice and burned them
and those Jews were saved!"
He said to them, "O Arabs!
For telling me this, you will be saved today from other robbers
who are lying in wait for you on the way!"
Rabbi Pinḥas cried, and said, "Master of the world!
You brought about this miracle for my sake
and those Jews were saved, and I did not even know!"
He opened and said
" 'To the One who performs great wonders alone,
for His love is everlasting'
So much goodness the Blessed Holy One performs for human beings!
So many miracles He brings about for them every day!
And no one knows except for Him!
A person gets up in the morning, and a snake comes to kill him.
He steps on the snake's head and kills it without knowing;
only the Blessed Holy One knows,
'the One who performs great wonders alone.'