22 "Why?" the king asked. "Have I failed to give you something? Is that why you want to go back home?" "Just let me go," Hadad answered the king. And he went back to his country. As king of Edom, Hadad was an evil, bitter enemy of Israel.

References for 1 Kings 11:22

    • a 11:22 - [One ancient translation] And he went back to his country; [Hebrew does not have these words.]
    • b 11:22 - [One ancient translation] As king . . . Israel; [in Hebrew this sentence, with some differences, comes at the end of verse 25.]