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1 Kings 22:47

    1 Kings 22:47 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    There was then no king in Edom: a deputy was king.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    There was then no king in Edom: a deputy was king.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And there was no king in Edom: a deputy was king.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    At that time there was no king in Edom;

    Webster's Revision

    And there was no king in Edom: a deputy was king.

    World English Bible

    There was no king in Edom: a deputy was king.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And there was no king in Edom: a deputy was king.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 22:47

    There was no king in Edom - It is plain that the compiler of this book lived after the days of Jehoshaphat, in whose time the Edomites revolted; see 2 Kings 8:22. David had conquered the Edomites, and they continued to be governed by deputies, appointed by the kings of Judah, till they recovered their liberty, as above. This note is introduced by the writer to account for Jehoshaphat's building ships at Ezion-geber, which was in the territory of the Edomites, and which showed them to be at that time under the Jewish yoke.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 22:47

    In the time of Solomon, Hadad 1 Kings 11:14, according to the Septuagint, "reigned over Edom." It appears by the present passage that the country had been again reduced either by Jehoshaphat, or by an earlier king, and was dependent on the kingdom of Judah, being governed by a "deputy" or viceroy, who, however, was allowed the royal title (compare 2 Kings 3:9, 2 Kings 3:12, 2 Kings 3:26). This government of dependencies by means of subject-kings was the all but universal practice in the East down to the time of Cyrus (the 1 Kings 4:21 note).

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Kings 22:47

    22:47 A deputy - Sent, and set over them by the kings of Judah, from the time of David, until the days of Jehoram, 2Chron 21:8.