Numbers 22:1-5 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then the people of Israel traveled to the plains of Moab and camped east of the Jordan River, across from Jericho. 1 Then the Israelites traveled to the plains of Moab and camped along the Jordan across from Jericho.
2 Balak son of Zippor, the Moabite king, knew what the Israelites had done to the Amorites. 2 Now Balak son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites,
3 And when they saw how many Israelites there were, he and his people were terrified. 3 and Moab was terrified because there were so many people. Indeed, Moab was filled with dread because of the Israelites.
4 The king of Moab said to the leaders of Midian, "This mob will devour everything in sight, like an ox devours grass!" So Balak, king of Moab, 4 The Moabites said to the elders of Midian, "This horde is going to lick up everything around us, as an ox licks up the grass of the field." So Balak son of Zippor, who was king of Moab at that time,
5 sent messengers to Balaam son of Beor, who was living in his native land of Pethor near the Euphrates River. He sent this message to request that Balaam come to help him: "A vast horde of people has arrived from Egypt. They cover the face of the earth and are threatening me. 5 sent messengers to summon Balaam son of Beor, who was at Pethor, near the River, in his native land. Balak said: "A people has come out of Egypt; they cover the face of the land and have settled next to me.