2 Kings 3:22
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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.

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:

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.

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,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

This is blood

2 Kings 6:18-20 And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed to the LORD, and said, Smite this people, I pray you, with blindness...

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...

slain [heb] destroyed
now therefore

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

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 colors...

2 Chronicles 20:25 And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away the spoil of them...

Isaiah 10:14 And my hand has found as a nest the riches of the people: and as one gathers eggs that are left, have I gathered all the earth...

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Sight and Blindness
'Then the king of Syria warred against Israel, and took counsel with his servants, saying, In such and such a place shall be my camp. 9. And the man of God sent unto the king of Israel, saying, Beware that them pass not such a place; for thither the Syrians are come down. 10. And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God told him and warned him of, and saved himself there, not once nor twice. 11. Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was sore troubled for this thing; and he called
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Balak's Inquiries Relative to the Service of God, and Balaam's Answer, Briefly Considered.
"Wherewith shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before the high God? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old? Will the Lord be pleased with, thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my first born for my transgression; the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?--He hath shewed thee, 0 man, what is good: And what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?" As mankind are
Andrew Lee et al—Sermons on Various Important Subjects

Cross References
2 Kings 3:21
Now all the Moabites had heard that the kings had come to fight against them; so every man, young and old, who could bear arms was called up and stationed on the border.

2 Kings 3:23
"That's blood!" they said. "Those kings must have fought and slaughtered each other. Now to the plunder, Moab!"

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