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2 Kings 1:1

    2 Kings 1:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then Moab rebelled against Israel after the death of Ahab.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then Moab rebelled against Israel after the death of Ahab.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Moab rebelled against Israel after the death of Ahab.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    After the death of Ahab, Moab made itself free from the authority of Israel.

    Webster's Revision

    And Moab rebelled against Israel after the death of Ahab.

    World English Bible

    Moab rebelled against Israel after the death of Ahab.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Moab rebelled against Israel after the death of Ahab.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Kings 1:1

    Moab rebelled - The Moabites had been subdued by David, and laid under tribute, 2 Kings 3:4, and 2 Samuel 8:2. After the division of the two kingdoms, the Moabites fell partly under the dominion of Israel, and partly under that of Judah, until the death of Ahab, when they arose and shook off this yoke. Jehoram confederated with the king of Judah and the king of Edom, in order to reduce them. See this war, 2 Kings 3:5.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 1:1

    The Moabites, who had once lorded over Israel Judges 3:12-14, were reduced to subjection by David, and treated with extreme severity (marginal reference). In the time of Ahab they were dependent on the kingdom of Israel, to which it has been generally supposed that they fell at the separation of Israel from Judah. The Moabite monument (see 2 Kings 3:4), discovered in 1869, has now given reason to believe that they then recovered their independence, but were again reduced by Omri, who, with his son Ahab, is said (in round numbers) to have "oppressed" them for "forty years." Ahab's death was seized upon as an occasion for revolt, and Moab (perhaps owing to Ahaziah's sickness) easily regained her independence.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Kings 1:1

    1:1 Moab - This had been subdued by David, as Edom was; and upon the division of his kingdom, Moab was adjoined to that of Israel, and Edom to that of Judah, each to that kingdom upon which it bordered. But when the kingdoms of Israel and Judah were weak and forsaken by God, they took that opportunity to revolt from them; Moab here, and Edom a little after.