2 Kings 3:5
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English Standard Version
But when Ahab died, the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel.

King James Bible
But it came to pass, when Ahab was dead, that the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel.

American Standard Version
But it came to pass, when Ahab was dead, that the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when Achab was dead, he broke the league which he had made with the king of Israel.

English Revised Version
But it came to pass, when Ahab was dead, that the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel.

Webster's Bible Translation
But it came to pass, when Ahab was dead, that the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel.

2 Kings 3:5 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The prophet then turned round and cursed the scoffers in the name of the Lord, and there came two bears out of the wood, and tore forty-two boys of them in pieces. The supposed "immorality of cursing," which Thenius still adduces as a disproof of the historical truth of this miracle, even if it were established, would not affect Elisha only, but would fall back upon the Lord God, who executed the curse of His servant in such a manner upon these worthless boys. And there is no need, in order to justify the judicial miracle, to assume that there was a preconcerted plan which had been devised by the chief rulers of the city out of enmity to the prophet of the Lord, so that the children had merely been put forward (O. v. Gerlach). All that is necessary is to admit that the worthless spirit which prevailed in Bethel was openly manifested in the ridicule of the children, and that these boys knew Elisha, and in his person insulted the prophet of the Lord. If this was the case, then Elisha cursed the boys for the purpose of avenging the honour of the Lord, which had been injured in his person; and the Lord caused this curse to be fulfilled, to punish in the children the sins of the parents, and to inspire the whole city with a salutary dread of His holy majesty.

(Note: Augustine, or the author of the Sermo 204 de Tempore (or Sermo 41 de Elisaeo in t. v. of the Opp. August., ed. J. P. Migne, p. 1826), which is attributed to him, gives a similar explanation. "The insolent boys," he says, "are to be supposed to have done this at the instigation of their parents; for they would not have called out if it had displeased their parents." And with regard to the object of the judicial punishment, he says it was inflicted "that the elders might receive a lesson through the smiting of the little ones, and the death of the sons might be a lesson to the parents; and that they might learn to fear the prophet, whom they would not love, notwithstanding the wonders which he performed.")

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

2 Kings 1:1 Then Moab rebelled against Israel after the death of Ahab.

2 Kings 8:20 In his days Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah, and made a king over themselves.

2 Chronicles 21:8-10 In his days the Edomites revolted from under the dominion of Judah, and made themselves a king...

Cross References
2 Kings 1:1
After the death of Ahab, Moab rebelled against Israel.

2 Kings 3:6
So King Jehoram marched out of Samaria at that time and mustered all Israel.

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