‘Behold, the people that has come out of Egypt, it covers the surface of the earth; now come, curse them for me; perhaps I may be able to fight against them and drive them out.’” Bible see other translations

“the surface of the earth.” The Hebrew uses the idiomatic phrase, they cover the “eye” of the earth. This phrase also occurs in verses such as Exodus 10:5, 15; and Numbers 22:5.

Commentary for: Numbers 22:11