New International Version
and Moab was terrified because there were so many people. Indeed, Moab was filled with dread because of the Israelites.
King James Bible
And Moab was sore afraid of the people, because they were many: and Moab was distressed because of the children of Israel.
Darby Bible Translation
And Moab was much afraid of the people, because they were many; and Moab was distressed because of the children of Israel.
World English Bible
Moab was very afraid of the people, because they were many: and Moab was distressed because of the children of Israel.
Young's Literal Translation
and Moab is exceedingly afraid of the presence of the people, for it is numerous; and Moab is vexed by the presence of the sons of Israel,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And pitched in the plains of Moab - They had taken no part of the country that at present appertained to the Moabites; they had taken only that part which had formerly belonged to this people, but had been taken from them by Sihon, king of the Amorites.
On this side Jordan - On the east side. By Jericho, that is, over against it.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
He sent messengers therefore unto Balaam the son of Beor to Pethor, which is by the river of the land of the children of his people, to call him, saying, Behold there is a people come out from Egypt: behold, they cover the face of the earth, and they abide over against me.'--NUM. xxii. 6. Give a general outline of the history. See Bishop Butler's great sermon. I. How much knowledge and love of good there may be in a bad man. Balaam was a prophet: (a) He knew something of the divine character, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Sovereignty and Human Responsibility
The chiefs of Edom will be terrified, the leaders of Moab will be seized with trembling, the people of Canaan will melt away;
because they had not met the Israelites with food and water but had hired Balaam to call a curse down on them. (Our God, however, turned the curse into a blessing.)
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