Try out the new BibleStudyTools.com. Click here!

Compare Translations for Genesis 36:31

Genesis 36:31 ASV
And these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom, before there reigned any king over the children of Israel.
Read Genesis 36 ASV  |  Read Genesis 36:31 ASV in parallel  
Genesis 36:31 BBE
And these are the kings who were ruling in the land of Edom before there was any king over the children of Israel.
Read Genesis 36 BBE  |  Read Genesis 36:31 BBE in parallel  
Genesis 36:31 CEB
These are the kings who ruled in the land of Edom before a king ruled over the Israelites.
Read Genesis 36 CEB  |  Read Genesis 36:31 CEB in parallel  
Genesis 36:31 CJB
Following are the kings who reigned in the land of Edom before any king had reigned over the people of Isra'el.
Read Genesis 36 CJB  |  Read Genesis 36:31 CJB in parallel  
Genesis 36:31 RHE
And the kings that ruled in the land of Edom, before the children of Israel had a king, were these:
Read Genesis 36 RHE  |  Read Genesis 36:31 RHE in parallel  
Genesis 36:31 ESV
These are the kings who reigned in the land of Edom, before any king reigned over the Israelites.
Read Genesis 36 ESV  |  Read Genesis 36:31 ESV in parallel  
Genesis 36:31 GW
These were the kings who ruled Edom before any king ruled the people of Israel:
Read Genesis 36 GW  |  Read Genesis 36:31 GW in parallel  
Genesis 36:31 GNT
Before there were any kings in Israel, the following kings ruled the land of Edom in succession: Bela son of Beor from Dinhabah Jobab son of Zerah from Bozrah Husham from the region of Teman Hadad son of Bedad from Avith (he defeated the Midianites in a battle in the country of Moab) Samlah from Masrekah Shaul from Rehoboth-on-the-River Baal Hanan son of Achbor Hadad from Pau (his wife was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred and granddaughter of Mezahab)
Read Genesis 36 GNT  |  Read Genesis 36:31 GNT in parallel  
Genesis 36:31 HNV
These are the kings who reigned in the land of Edom, before any king reigned over the children of Yisra'el.
Read Genesis 36 HNV  |  Read Genesis 36:31 HNV in parallel  
Genesis 36:31 CSB
These are the kings who ruled in the land of Edom before any king ruled over the Israelites:
Read Genesis 36 CSB  |  Read Genesis 36:31 CSB in parallel  
Genesis 36:31 KJV
And these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom, before there reigned any king over the children of Israel.
Read Genesis 36 KJV  |  Read Genesis 36:31 KJV in parallel  |  Interlinear view
Genesis 36:31 LEB
Now these [are] the kings who reigned in the land of Edom before any king ruled over the {Israelites}.
Read Genesis 36 LEB  |  Read Genesis 36:31 LEB in parallel  
Genesis 36:31 NAS
Now these are the kings who reigned in the land of Edom before any king reigned over the sons of Israel.
Read Genesis 36 NAS  |  Read Genesis 36:31 NAS in parallel  |  Interlinear view
Genesis 36:31 NCV
These are the kings who ruled in the land of Edom before the Israelites ever had a king:
Read Genesis 36 NCV  |  Read Genesis 36:31 NCV in parallel  
Genesis 36:31 NIRV
Before Israel had a king, there were kings who ruled in Edom.
Read Genesis 36 NIRV  |  Read Genesis 36:31 NIRV in parallel  
Genesis 36:31 NIV
These were the kings who reigned in Edom before any Israelite king reigned:
Read Genesis 36 NIV  |  Read Genesis 36:31 NIV in parallel  
Genesis 36:31 NKJV
Now these were the kings who reigned in the land of Edom before any king reigned over the children of Israel:
Read Genesis 36 NKJV  |  Read Genesis 36:31 NKJV in parallel  
Genesis 36:31 NLT
These are the kings who ruled in Edom before there were kings in Israel :
Read Genesis 36 NLT  |  Read Genesis 36:31 NLT in parallel  
Genesis 36:31 NRS
These are the kings who reigned in the land of Edom, before any king reigned over the Israelites.
Read Genesis 36 NRS  |  Read Genesis 36:31 NRS in parallel  
Genesis 36:31 RSV
These are the kings who reigned in the land of Edom, before any king reigned over the Israelites.
Read Genesis 36 RSV  |  Read Genesis 36:31 RSV in parallel  
Genesis 36:31 DBY
And these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom before there reigned a king over the children of Israel.
Read Genesis 36 DBY  |  Read Genesis 36:31 DBY in parallel  
Genesis 36:31 MSG
And these are the kings who ruled in Edom before there was a king in Israel:
Read Genesis 36 MSG  |  Read Genesis 36:31 MSG in parallel  
Genesis 36:31 WBT
And these [are] the kings that reigned in the land of Edom, before there reigned any king over the children of Israel.
Read Genesis 36 WBT  |  Read Genesis 36:31 WBT in parallel  
Genesis 36:31 TMB
And these are the kings who reigned in the land of Edom, before there reigned any king over the children of Israel.
Read Genesis 36 TMB  |  Read Genesis 36:31 TMB in parallel  
Genesis 36:31 TNIV
These were the kings who reigned in Edom before any Israelite king reigned:
Read Genesis 36 TNIV  |  Read Genesis 36:31 TNIV in parallel  
Genesis 36:31 TYN
These are the kynges that reigned in the lande of Edom before there reigned any kynge amonge the childern of Israel.
Read Genesis 36 TYN  |  Read Genesis 36:31 TYN in parallel  
Genesis 36:31 WEB
These are the kings who reigned in the land of Edom, before any king reigned over the children of Israel.
Read Genesis 36 WEB  |  Read Genesis 36:31 WEB in parallel  
Genesis 36:31 WYC
Forsooth [the] kings that reigned in the land of Edom, before that the sons of Israel had a king, were these; (And the kings who reigned in the land of Edom, before the Israelites had their own king, were these;)
Read Genesis 36 WYC  |  Read Genesis 36:31 WYC in parallel  
Genesis 36:31 YLT
And these [are] the kings who have reigned in the land of Edom before the reigning of a king over the sons of Israel.
Read Genesis 36 YLT  |  Read Genesis 36:31 YLT in parallel  

Genesis 36 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 36

Esau and his descendants.

- The registers in this chapter show the faithfulness of God to his promise to Abraham. Esau is here called Edom, that name which kept up the remembrance of his selling his birth-right for a mess of pottage. Esau continued the same profane despiser of heavenly things. In outward prosperity and honour, the children of the covenant are often behind, and those that are out of the covenant get the start. We may suppose it a trial to the faith of God's Israel, to hear of the pomp and power of the kings of Edom, while they were bond-slaves in Egypt; but those that look for great things from God, must be content to wait for them; God's time is the best time. Mount Seir is called the land of their possession. Canaan was at this time only the land of promise. Seir was in the possession of the Edomites. The children of this world have their all in hand, and nothing in hope, ( Luke 16:25 ) ; while the children of God have their all in hope, and next to nothing in hand. But, all things considered, it is beyond compare better to have Canaan in promise, than mount Seir in possession.

Genesis 36 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 36

Genesis 36:1-43 . POSTERITY OF ESAU.

1. these are the generations--history of the leading men and events (compare Genesis 2:4 ).
Esau who is Edom--A name applied to him in reference to the peculiar color of his skin at birth [ Genesis 25:25 ], rendered more significant by his inordinate craving for the red pottage [ Genesis 25:30 ], and also by the fierce sanguinary character of his descendants (compare Ezekiel 25:12 , Obadiah 1:10 ).

2, 3. Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan--There were three, mentioned under different names; for it is evident that Bashemath is the same as Mahalath ( Genesis 28:9 ), since they both stand in the relation of daughter to Ishmael and sister to Nebajoth; and hence it may be inferred that Adah is the same as Judith, Aholibamah as Bathsemath ( Genesis 26:34 ). It was not unusual for women, in that early age, to have two names, as Sarai was also Iscah [ Genesis 11:29 ]; and this is the more probable in the case of Esau's wives, who of course would have to take new names when they went from Canaan to settle in mount Seir.

6, 7. Esau . . . went into the country from the face of his brother Jacob--literally, "a country," without any certain prospect of a settlement. The design of this historical sketch of Esau and his family is to show how the promise ( Genesis 27:39 Genesis 27:40 ) was fulfilled. In temporal prosperity he far exceeds his brother; and it is remarkable that, in the overruling providence of God, the vast increase of his worldly substance was the occasion of his leaving Canaan and thus making way for the return of Jacob.

8. Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir--This was divinely assigned as his possession ( Joshua 24:4 , Deuteronomy 2:5 ).

15-19. dukes--The Edomites, like the Israelites, were divided into tribes, which took their names from his sons. The head of each tribe was called by a term which in our version is rendered "duke"--not of the high rank and wealth of a British peer, but like the sheiks or emirs of the modern East, or the chieftains of highland clans. Fourteen are mentioned who flourished contemporaneously.

20-30. Sons of Seir the Horite land--native dukes, who were incorporated with those of the Edomite race.

24. This was that Anah that found the mules in the wilderness--The word "mules" is, in several ancient versions, rendered "water springs"; and this discovery of some remarkable fountain was sufficient, among a wandering or pastoral people, to entitle him to such a distinguishing notice.

31-39. kings of Edom--The royal power was not built on the ruins of the dukedoms, but existed at the same time.

40-43. Recapitulation of the dukes according to their residences.