Numbers 22:3-5 New English Translation (NET Bible)
3 And the Moabites were greatly afraid of the people, because they were so numerous. The Moabites were sick with fear because of the Israelites.
4 So the Moabites said to the elders of Midian, “Now this mass of people[a] will lick up everything around us, as the bull devours the grass of the field.” Now Balak son of Zippor was king of the Moabites at this time. 5 And he sent messengers to Balaam[b] son of Beor at Pethor, which is by the Euphrates River[c] in the land of Amaw,[d] to summon him, saying, “Look, a nation has come out of Egypt. They cover the face[e] of the earth, and they are settling next to me.