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1 Kings 11:24

    1 Kings 11:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he gathered men unto him, and became captain over a band, when David slew them of Zobah: and they went to Damascus, and dwelt therein, and reigned in Damascus.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he gathered men to him, and became captain over a band, when David slew them of Zobah: and they went to Damascus, and dwelled therein, and reigned in Damascus.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he gathered men unto him, and became captain over a troop, when David slew them of Zobah : and they went to Damascus, and dwelt therein, and reigned in Damascus.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He got some men together and made himself captain of a band of outlaws; and went to Damascus and became king there.

    Webster's Revision

    And he gathered men unto him, and became captain over a troop, when David slew them of Zobah : and they went to Damascus, and dwelt therein, and reigned in Damascus.

    World English Bible

    He gathered men to him, and became captain over a troop, when David killed them [of Zobah]: and they went to Damascus, and lived therein, and reigned in Damascus.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he gathered men unto him, and became captain over a troop, when David slew them of Zobah: and they went to Damascus, and dwelt therein, and reigned in Damascus.

    Definitions for 1 Kings 11:24

    Became - Was exactly suited for; was fitting.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 11:24

    And reigned in Damascus - Rezon was one of the captains of Hadadezer, whom David defeated. It seems that at this time Rezon escaped with his men; and; having lived, as is supposed, some time by plunder, he seized on Damascus, and reigned there till David took Damascus, when he subdued Syria, and drove out Rezon. But after Solomon's defection from God, Rezon, finding that God had departed from Israel, recovered Damascus; and joining with Hadad, harassed Solomon during the remaining part of his reign. But some think that Hadad and Rezon were the same person.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 11:24

    And (they) reigned - A very slight emendation gives the sense, "they made him king at Damascus."

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Kings 11:24

    11:24 A band - Of soldiers, who fled upon that defeat, 2Sam 10:18, and others who readily joined them, and lived by robbery; as many Arabians did. Damascus - And took it, whilst Solomon was wallowing in luxury.