2 Kings 3:8
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New International Version
"By what route shall we attack?" he asked. "Through the Desert of Edom," he answered.

King James Bible
And he said, Which way shall we go up? And he answered, The way through the wilderness of Edom.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said, Which way shall we go up? And he said, By way of the wilderness of Edom.

World English Bible
He said, "Which way shall we go up?" He answered, "The way of the wilderness of Edom."

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith, 'Where is this -- the way we go up?' and he saith, 'The way of the wilderness of Edom.'

2 Kings 3:8 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Through the wilderness of Edom - Because he expected the king of Edom to join them, as we find he did; for, being tributary to Judah, he was obliged to do it.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the wilderness of Edom. The wilderness of Edom was probably the same as that of {Zin} or {Kadesh}, through which the children of Israel passed; extending southward from the Dead Sea, to the eastern branch of the Red Sea. See note on

Numbers 13:21 So they went up, and searched the land from the wilderness of Zin to Rehob, as men come to Hamath.

Numbers 13:21 So they went up, and searched the land from the wilderness of Zin to Rehob, as men come to Hamath.

Numbers 21:4 And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to compass the land of Edom...

Malachi 1:2,3 I have loved you, said the LORD. Yet you say, Wherein have you loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? said the LORD...

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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 3:7
He also sent this message to Jehoshaphat king of Judah: "The king of Moab has rebelled against me. Will you go with me to fight against Moab?" "I will go with you," he replied. "I am as you are, my people as your people, my horses as your horses."

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.

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