Num 22:1-4

Balak Summons Balaam to Curse Israel 1The Israelites set out, and camped in the plains of Moab across the Jordan from Jericho.2Now Balak son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites.3Moab was in great dread of the people, because they were so numerous; Moab was overcome with fear of the people of Israel.4And Moab said to the elders of Midian, “This horde will now lick up all that is around us, as an ox licks up the grass of the field.” Now Balak son of Zippor was king of Moab at that time.