New International Version
There was then no king in Edom; a provincial governor ruled.
King James Bible
There was then no king in Edom: a deputy was king.
Darby Bible Translation
And there was no king in Edom: a deputy reigned.
World English Bible
There was no king in Edom: a deputy was king.
Young's Literal Translation
and there is no king in Edom; he set up a king.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
There was no king in Edom - It is plain that the compiler of this book lived after the days of Jehoshaphat, in whose time the Edomites revolted; see 2 Kings 8:22. David had conquered the Edomites, and they continued to be governed by deputies, appointed by the kings of Judah, till they recovered their liberty, as above. This note is introduced by the writer to account for Jehoshaphat's building ships at Ezion-geber, which was in the territory of the Edomites, and which showed them to be at that time under the Jewish yoke.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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Sovereignty of God in Administration
2 Samuel 8:14
He put garrisons throughout Edom, and all the Edomites became subject to David. The LORD gave David victory wherever he went.
2 Kings 3:9
So the king of Israel set out with the king of Judah and the king of Edom. After a roundabout march of seven days, the army had no more water for themselves or for the animals with them.
2 Kings 8:20
In the time of Jehoram, Edom rebelled against Judah and set up its own king.
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