2 Kings 3:22
New International Version
When they got up early in the morning, the sun was shining on the water. To the Moabites across the way, the water looked red--like blood.

New Living Translation
But when they got up the next morning, the sun was shining across the water, making it appear red to the Moabites--like blood.

English Standard Version
And when they rose early in the morning and the sun shone on the water, the Moabites saw the water opposite them as red as blood.

Berean Study Bible
When they got up early in the morning, the sun was shining on the water, and it looked as red as blood to the Moabites across the way.

New American Standard Bible
They rose early in the morning, and the sun shone on the water, and the Moabites saw the water opposite them as red as blood.

King James Bible
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:

Christian Standard Bible
When they got up early in the morning, the sun was shining on the water, and the Moabites saw that the water across from them was red like blood.

Contemporary English Version
When they got up that morning, the sun was shining across the water, making it look red. The Moabite troops took one look

Good News Translation
When they got up the following morning, the sun was shining on the water, making it look as red as blood.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When they got up early in the morning, the sun was shining on the water, and the Moabites saw that the water across from them was red like blood."

International Standard Version
As the Moabites arose early that morning, the sun cast its rays on the water, and to the Moabites, the water across from them appeared to be red like blood.

NET Bible
When they got up early the next morning, the sun was shining on the water. To the Moabites, who were some distance away, the water looked red like blood.

New Heart 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.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the Moabites got up early in the morning as the sun was rising over the water, they saw the water from a distance. It was as red as blood.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they rose up early in the morning, and the sun shone upon the water, and the Moabites saw the water some way off as red as blood;

New American Standard 1977
And they rose early in the morning, and the sun shone on the water, and the Moabites saw the water opposite them as red as blood.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when they rose up early in the morning, and the sun shone upon the water, and the Moabites saw the water before them as red as blood;

King James 2000 Bible
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
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
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:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they rose early in the morning, and the sun rose upon the waters, and Moab saw the waters on the opposite side red as blood.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they rose early in the morning, and the sun being now up, and shining upon the waters, the Moabites saw the waters over against them red, like blood,

Darby Bible Translation
And they rose up early in the morning, and the sun rose upon the water, and the Moabites saw the water on the other side red as blood.

English Revised Version
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:

Webster's Bible Translation
And they rose 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:

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.

Young's Literal Translation
And they rise early in the morning, and the sun hath shone on the waters, and the Moabites see, from over-against, the waters red as blood,
Study Bible
Joram Overcomes Moab's Rebellion
21Now all the Moabites had heard that the kings had come up to fight against them. So all who could bear arms, young and old, were summoned and stationed at the border. 22When they got up early in the morning, the sun was shining on the water, and it looked as red as blood to the Moabites across the way. 23“This is blood!” they exclaimed. “The kings have clashed swords and slaughtered each other. Now to the plunder, Moab!”…
Cross References
2 Kings 3:21
Now all the Moabites had heard that the kings had come up to fight against them. So all who could bear arms, young and old, were summoned and stationed at the border.

2 Kings 3:23
"This is blood!" they exclaimed. "The kings have clashed swords and slaughtered each other. Now to the plunder, Moab!"

Treasury of Scripture

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:

This is blood

2 Kings 6:18-20
And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the LORD, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha…

2 Kings 7:6
For the Lord had made the host of the Syrians to hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses, even the noise of a great host: and they said one to another, Lo, the king of Israel hath hired against us the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of the Egyptians, to come upon us.

slain [heb] destroyed

Exodus 15:9
The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.

Judges 5:30
Have they not sped? have they not divided the prey; to every man a damsel or two; to Sisera a prey of divers colours, a prey of divers colours of needlework, of divers colours of needlework on both sides, meet for the necks of them that take the spoil?

2 Chronicles 20:25
And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away the spoil of them, they found among them in abundance both riches with the dead bodies, and precious jewels, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away: and they were three days in gathering of the spoil, it was so much.







Lexicon
When they got up early
וַיַּשְׁכִּ֣ימוּ (way·yaš·kî·mū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7925: To load up, to start early in the morning

in the morning,
בַבֹּ֔קֶר (ḇab·bō·qer)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1242: Dawn, morning

the sun
וְהַשֶּׁ֖מֶשׁ (wə·haš·še·meš)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8121: The sun, the east, a ray, a notched battlement

was shining
זָרְחָ֣ה (zā·rə·ḥāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2224: To irradiate, to rise, to appear

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the water,
הַמָּ֑יִם (ham·mā·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

and [it]
הַמַּ֖יִם (ham·ma·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

looked
וַיִּרְא֨וּ (way·yir·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

[as] red
אֲדֻמִּ֥ים (’ă·ḏum·mîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 122: Rosy

as blood
כַּדָּֽם׃ (kad·dām)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1818: Blood, of man, an animal, the juice of the grape, bloodshed

to the Moabites
מוֹאָ֥ב (mō·w·’āḇ)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4124: Moab -- a son of Lot,also his descendants and the territory where they settled

across the way.
מִנֶּ֛גֶד (min·ne·ḡeḏ)
Preposition-m
Strong's Hebrew 5048: A front, part opposite, a counterpart, mate, over against, before
(22) They rose up early.--The Moabite camp on the frontier mountains.

And the sun shone upon the water.--A parenthesis (now the sun had risen upon the water). The red sunrise tinged the water with the same colour.

On the other side.--Min-neged, "opposite," "over against them" (2Kings 2:7; 2Kings 2:15). The sun rose behind the Moabites.

Red.--'Ad?m. There may be an allusion to the red earth of the locality (Edom), which would further redden the water.

Verse 22. - 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. The red hue of the water is ascribed by Ewald to "the red tinge of the soil" in the part of Edom where the rain had fallen ('History of Israel,' vol. 4. p. 88); by Keil, to "the reddish earth of the freshly dug trenches," or pits ('Commentary on 2 Kings,' p. 305); but the only cause of the redness mentioned either in Kings or in Josephus is the ruddy hue of the sunrise. A ruddy sunrise is common in the East, more especially in stormy weather (see Matthew 16:3); and the red light, falling upon the water in the pits, and reflected thence to the opposite side of the wady, would quite sufficiently account for the mistake of the Moabites, without supposing that the water was actually stained and discolored. The Moabites concluded that the red-looking liquid was blood, from knowing that the wady was dry the day before, and from not suspecting that there had been any change in the night, as the storm which had caused the change was at such a distance. 3:20-27 It is a blessing to be favoured with the company of those who have power with God, and can prevail by their prayers. A kingdom may be upheld and prosper, in consequence of the fervent prayers of those who are dear to God. May we place our highest regard upon such as are most precious in his account. When sinners are saying Peace, peace, destruction comes upon them: despair will follow their mad presumption. In Satan's service and at his suggestion, such horrid deeds have been done, as cause the natural feelings of the heart to shudder; like the king of Moab's sacrificing his son. It is well not to urge the worst of men to extremities; we should rather leave them to the judgment of God.
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