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2 Kings 3:23

    2 Kings 3:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And they said, This is blood: the kings are surely slain, and they have smitten one another: now therefore, Moab, to the spoil.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And they said, This is blood: the kings are surely slain, and they have smitten one another: now therefore, Moab, to the spoil.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and they said, This is blood; the kings are surely destroyed, and they have smitten each man his fellow: now therefore, Moab, to the spoil.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then they said, This is blood: it is clear that destruction has come on the kings; they have been fighting one another: now come, Moab, let us take their goods.

    Webster's Revision

    and they said, This is blood; the kings are surely destroyed, and they have smitten each man his fellow: now therefore, Moab, to the spoil.

    World English Bible

    They said, "This is blood. The kings are surely destroyed, and they have struck each other. Now therefore, Moab, to the spoil!"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and they said, This is blood; the kings are surely destroyed, and they have smitten each man his fellow: now therefore, Moab, to the spoil.

    Definitions for 2 Kings 3:23

    Spoil - Booty; prey.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Kings 3:23

    Therefore, Moab, to the spoil - Thus they came on in a disorderly manner, and fell an easy prey to their enemies.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 3:23

    The sun had risen with a ruddy light, as is frequently the case after a storm (compare Matthew 16:3), nearly over the Israelite camp, and the pits, deep but with small mouths, gleaming redly through the haze which would lie along the newly moistened valley, seemed to the Moabites like pools of blood. The preceding year, they and their allies had mutually destroyed each other 2 Chronicles 20:23. It seemed to them, from their knowledge of the jealousies between Judah, Israel, and Edom, not unlikely that a similar calamity had now befallen their foes.