The Moabites(A) said to the elders of Midian,(B) “This horde is going to lick up everything(C) around us, as an ox licks up the grass of the field.(D)

So Balak son of Zippor, who was king of Moab at that time,

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And Moab said unto the elders of Midian, Now shall this company lick up all that are round about us, as the ox licketh up the grass of the field. And Balak the son of Zippor was king of the Moabites at that time.

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So Moab said to (A)the elders of Midian, “Now this company will [a]lick up everything around us, as an ox licks up the grass of the field.” And Balak the son of Zippor was king of the Moabites at that time.

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  1. Numbers 22:4 consume

17 “I see him, but not now;
    I behold him, but not near.(A)
A star will come out of Jacob;(B)
    a scepter will rise out of Israel.(C)
He will crush the foreheads of Moab,(D)
    the skulls[a](E) of[b] all the people of Sheth.[c]

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  1. Numbers 24:17 Samaritan Pentateuch (see also Jer. 48:45); the meaning of the word in the Masoretic Text is uncertain.
  2. Numbers 24:17 Or possibly Moab, / batter
  3. Numbers 24:17 Or all the noisy boasters

17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.

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17 “I(A) see Him, but not now;
I behold Him, but not near;
(B)A Star shall come out of Jacob;
(C)A Scepter shall rise out of Israel,
And [a]batter the brow of Moab,
And destroy all the sons of [b]tumult.

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  1. Numbers 24:17 shatter the forehead
  2. Numbers 24:17 Heb. Sheth, Jer. 48:45

Then the Lord said to me, “Do not harass the Moabites or provoke them to war, for I will not give you any part of their land. I have given Ar(A) to the descendants of Lot(B) as a possession.”

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And the Lord said unto me, Distress not the Moabites, neither contend with them in battle: for I will not give thee of their land for a possession; because I have given Ar unto the children of Lot for a possession.

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Then the Lord said to me, ‘Do not harass Moab, nor contend with them in battle, for I will not give you any of their land as a possession, because I have given (A)Ar to (B)the descendants of Lot as a possession.’ ”

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28 “Follow me,” he ordered, “for the Lord has given Moab,(A) your enemy, into your hands.(B)” So they followed him down and took possession of the fords of the Jordan(C) that led to Moab; they allowed no one to cross over.

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28 And he said unto them, Follow after me: for the Lord hath delivered your enemies the Moabites into your hand. And they went down after him, and took the fords of Jordan toward Moab, and suffered not a man to pass over.

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28 Then he said to them, “Follow me, for (A)the Lord has delivered your enemies the Moabites into your hand.” So they went down after him, seized the (B)fords of the Jordan leading to Moab, and did not allow anyone to cross over.

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They married Moabite women,(A) one named Orpah and the other Ruth.(B) After they had lived there about ten years,

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And they took them wives of the women of Moab; the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth: and they dwelled there about ten years.

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Now they took wives of the women of Moab: the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth. And they [a]dwelt there about ten years.

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  1. Ruth 1:4 lived

22 So Naomi returned from Moab accompanied by Ruth the Moabite,(A) her daughter-in-law,(B) arriving in Bethlehem as the barley harvest(C) was beginning.(D)

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22 So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter in law, with her, which returned out of the country of Moab: and they came to Bethlehem in the beginning of barley harvest.

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22 So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabitess her daughter-in-law with her, who returned from the country of Moab. Now they came to Bethlehem (A)at the beginning of barley harvest.

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47 After Saul had assumed rule over Israel, he fought against their enemies on every side: Moab,(A) the Ammonites,(B) Edom,(C) the kings[a] of Zobah,(D) and the Philistines. Wherever he turned, he inflicted punishment on them.[b]

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  1. 1 Samuel 14:47 Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scrolls and Septuagint king
  2. 1 Samuel 14:47 Hebrew; Septuagint he was victorious

47 So Saul took the kingdom over Israel, and fought against all his enemies on every side, against Moab, and against the children of Ammon, and against Edom, and against the kings of Zobah, and against the Philistines: and whithersoever he turned himself, he vexed them.

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Saul’s Continuing Wars

47 So Saul established his sovereignty over Israel, and fought against all his enemies on every side, against Moab, against the people of (A)Ammon, against Edom, against the kings of (B)Zobah, and against the Philistines. Wherever he turned, he [a]harassed them.

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  1. 1 Samuel 14:47 LXX, Vg. prospered