And the Moabites were sore afraid of the people, because they were many, and Moab [a]fretted against the children of Israel.

Therefore Moab said unto the [b]Elders of Midian, Now shall this multitude lick up all that are round about us, as an ox licketh up the grass of the field: and Balak the son of Zippor was King of the Moabites at that time.

(A)He sent messengers therefore unto Balaam the son of Beor to Pethor (which is by the [c]river of the land of the children of his folk) to call him, saying, Behold, there is a people come out of Egypt, which cover the face of the earth, and lie over against me.

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Footnotes

  1. Numbers 22:3 Or, was vexed.
  2. Numbers 22:4 Which were the heads and governors.
  3. Numbers 22:5 To wit, Euphrates, upon the which stood this city Pethor.

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