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2 Kings 3:22

    2 Kings 3:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And they rose up early in the morning, and the sun shone upon the water, and the Moabites saw the water on the other side as red as blood:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And they rose up early in the morning, and the sun shone on the water, and the Moabites saw the water on the other side as red as blood:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they rose up early in the morning, and the sun shone upon the water, and the Moabites saw the water over against them as red as blood:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And early in the morning they got up, when the sun was shining on the water, and they saw the water facing them as red as blood.

    Webster's Revision

    And they rose up early in the morning, and the sun shone upon the water, and the Moabites saw the water over against them as red as blood:

    World English Bible

    They rose up early in the morning, and the sun shone on the water, and the Moabites saw the water over against them as red as blood.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they rose up early in the morning, and the sun shone upon the water, and the Moabites saw the water over against them as red as blood:

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Kings 3:22

    Saw the water on the other side as red as blood - This might have been an optical deception; I have seen the like sight when there was no reason to suspect supernatural agency. The Moabites had never seen that valley full of water, and therefore did not suspect that their eyes deceived them, but took it for the blood of the confederate hosts, who they thought might have fallen into confusion in the darkness of night and destroyed each other, as the Midianites had formerly done, Judges 7:22, and the Philistines lately, 1 Samuel 14:20.