“When Balak heard that Balaam had come, he went out to meet him at the city of Moab, on the border formed by the Arnon, at the extremity of the border.”
When Balak heard that Balaam had come,
Heard H8085: A primitive root; to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively to tell, etc.)
“Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”
1 Peter 5:8
“He is like a lion eager to tear, as a young lion lurking in ambush.”
“Now in the street, now in the market, and at every corner she lies in wait.”
He went out to meet him
Meet H7125: From קָרָא H7122; an encountering, accidental, friendly or hostile (also adverbially opposite): - X against (he come), help, meet, seek, X to, X in the way. H7122: A primitive root; to encounter, whether accidentally or in a hostile manner.
“I had to offer sacrifices, and today I have paid my vows; so now I have come out to meet you, to seek you eagerly, and I have found you.”
At the city of Moab,
City H5892: From עוּר H5782 a city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post). H5782: A primitive root (rather identical with עוּר H5783 through the idea of opening the eyes); to wake (literally or figuratively): - (a-) wake (-n, up), lift up (self), X master, raise (up), stir up (self).
Moab H4124: From a prolonged form of the prepositional prefix " m-" and אָבH1; from (her (the mother's)) father ; Moab, an incestuous son of Lot; also his territory and descendants.
“These twelve Jesus sent out, instructing them, ‘Go nowhere among the Gentiles and enter no town of the Samaritans.’”
On the border formed by the Arnon,
Border H1366: From גָּבַל H1379; properly a cord (as twisted), that is, (by implication) a boundary ; by extension the territory inclosed. H1379: A primitive root; properly to twist as a rope; only (as a denominative from גְּבוּל H1366) to bound (as by a line).
Arnon H769: From רָנַן H7442; a brawling stream; the Arnon, a river east of the Jordan; also its territory. H7442: A primitive root; properly to creak (or emit a stridulous sound), that is, to shout (usually for joy).
“…for the Arnon was the boundary of Moab.”
“And prescribed limits for it and set bars and doors, and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther, and here shall your proud waves be stayed’?”
“He has inscribed a circle on the face of the waters at the boundary between light and darkness.”
At the extremity of the border.
Extremity H7097: The second form is negative only; from קָצָה H7096; an extremity (used in a great variety of applications and idioms; compare קֵץH7093). H7096: A primitive root; to cut off; (figuratively) to destroy ; (partially) to scrape off.
“And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’”
“And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell.”