When Balak1 heard that Balaam was coming, he went out to meet him at the Moabite town on the Arnon2 border, at the edge of his territory.
Balak said to Balaam, "Did I not send you an urgent summons? Why didn't you come to me? Am I really not able to reward you?"
"Well, I have come to you now," Balaam replied. "But can I say just anything? I must speak only what God puts in my mouth."339
Then Balaam went with Balak to Kiriath Huzoth.
Balak sacrificed cattle and sheep,4 and gave some to Balaam and the princes who were with him.
The next morning Balak took Balaam up to Bamoth Baal,5 and from there he saw part of the people.6