Numbers 22:3
New International Version
and Moab was terrified because there were so many people. Indeed, Moab was filled with dread because of the Israelites.

New Living Translation
And when the people of Moab saw how many Israelites there were, they were terrified.

English Standard Version
And Moab was in great dread of the people, because they were many. Moab was overcome with fear of the people of Israel.

Berean Study Bible
and Moab was terrified of the people because they were numerous. Indeed, Moab dreaded 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.

New King James Version
And Moab was exceedingly afraid of the people because they were many, and Moab was sick with dread because of the children of Israel.

New American Standard Bible
So Moab was in great fear because of the people, for they were numerous; and Moab was in dread of the sons of Israel.

NASB 1995
So Moab was in great fear because of the people, for they were numerous; and Moab was in dread of the sons of Israel.

NASB 1977
So Moab was in great fear because of the people, for they were numerous; and Moab was in dread of the sons of Israel.

Amplified Bible
So Moab was terrified because of the people, for they were numerous. Moab was overcome with fear because of the sons of Israel.

Christian Standard Bible
Moab was terrified of the people because they were numerous, and Moab dreaded the Israelites.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Moab was terrified of the people because they were numerous, and Moab dreaded the Israelites.

American Standard Version
And Moab was sore afraid of the people, because they were many: and Moab was distressed because of the children of Israel.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Moabites were very afraid before the people because they were very many, and it distressed the Moabites before the children of Israel.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
then Moab feared the people exceedingly because they were many; and Moab was grieved before the face of the children of Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And that the Moabites were in great fear of him, and were not able to sustain his assault,

English Revised Version
And Moab was sore afraid of the people, because they were many: and Moab was distressed because of the children of Israel.

Good News Translation
he and all his people became terrified.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Moabites were very afraid because there were so many Israelites. Besides, the Moabites couldn't stand these people.

International Standard Version
As a result, Moab greatly feared the people, because they were so numerous. Because a sense of impending doom was afflicting the Moabites as they faced the Israelis,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Moab was sore afraid of the people, because they were many; and Moab was overcome with dread because of the children of Israel.

Literal Standard Version
and Moab is exceedingly afraid of the presence of the people, for it [is] numerous; and Moab is distressed by the presence of the sons of Israel,

NET Bible
And the Moabites were greatly afraid of the people, because they were so numerous. The Moabites were sick with fear because of the Israelites.

New Heart English Bible
Moab was very 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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Balak Summons Balaam
2Now Balak son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites, 3and Moab was terrified of the people because they were numerous. Indeed, Moab dreaded the Israelites. 4So the Moabites said to the elders of Midian, “This horde will devour everything around us, as an ox licks up the grass of the field.” Since Balak son of Zippor was king of Moab at that time,…

Cross References
Exodus 15:15
Then the chiefs of Edom will be dismayed; trembling will seize the leaders of Moab; those who dwell in Canaan will melt away,

Nehemiah 13:2
because they had not met the Israelites with food and water, but had hired Balaam to call down a curse against them (although our God had turned the curse into a blessing).


Treasury of Scripture

And Moab was sore afraid of the people, because they were many: and Moab was distressed because of the children of Israel.

Exodus 15:15
Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed; the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away.

Deuteronomy 2:25
This day will I begin to put the dread of thee and the fear of thee upon the nations that are under the whole heaven, who shall hear report of thee, and shall tremble, and be in anguish because of thee.

Joshua 2:10,11,24
For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red sea for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the two kings of the Amorites, that were on the other side Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed…









(3) And Moab was sore afraid of the people.--There was no ground for this apprehension, inasmuch as the Divine command given to Moses was "Distress not the Moabites, neither contend with them in battle" (Deuteronomy 2:9). It does not appear, however, that Balak was aware of the prohibition; and the recent conquests of the Israelites naturally filled the Moabites with alarm, especially inasmuch as when the Israelites sent to the King of Moab to ask permission to pass through his land he did not consent (Judges 11:17).

Verse 3. - Moab was sore afraid of the people. While the Israelites had moved along their eastern and north-eastern border, the Moabites supplied them with provisions (Deuteronomy 2:29), desiring, no doubt, to be rid of them, but not disdaining to make some profit by their presence. But after the sudden defeat and overthrow of their own Amorite conquerors, their terror and uneasiness forced them to take some action, although they dared not commence open hostilities.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
and Moab
מוֹאָ֜ב (mō·w·’āḇ)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 4124: Moab -- a son of Lot,also his descendants and the territory where they settled

was terrified
וַיָּ֨גָר (way·yā·ḡār)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1481: To turn aside from the road, sojourn, to shrink, fear, to gather for, hostility

of
מִפְּנֵ֥י (mip·pə·nê)
Preposition-m | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

the people
הָעָ֛ם (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

because
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

they
ה֑וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

were numerous.
רַב־ (raḇ-)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7227: Much, many, great

Indeed, Moab
מוֹאָ֔ב (mō·w·’āḇ)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 4124: Moab -- a son of Lot,also his descendants and the territory where they settled

dreaded
וַיָּ֣קָץ (way·yā·qāṣ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6973: To feel a loathing, abhorrence, or sickening dread

the Israelites.
בְּנֵ֥י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son


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