Numbers 22:5-8 NIV

5 sent messengers to summon Balaam son of Beor,1 who was at Pethor, near the River,a2 in his native land. Balak said: "A people has come out of Egypt;3 they cover the face of the land and have settled next to me.

References for Numbers 22:5

    • b 22:5 - That is, the Euphrates
      6 Now come and put a curse4 on these people, because they are too powerful for me. Perhaps then I will be able to defeat them and drive them out of the country.5 For I know that those you bless are blessed, and those you curse are cursed."

      References for Numbers 22:6

          7 The elders of Moab and Midian left, taking with them the fee for divination.6 When they came to Balaam, they told him what Balak had said.

          References for Numbers 22:7

          8 "Spend the night here," Balaam said to them, "and I will bring you back the answer the LORD gives me.7" So the Moabite princes stayed with him.

          References for Numbers 22:8