1 Kings 22:47

47 There was then no king in Edom; a provincial governor ruled.

1 Kings 22:47 in Other Translations

47 There was then no king in Edom: a deputy was king.
47 There was no king in Edom; a deputy was king.
47 (There was no king in Edom at that time, only a deputy.)
47 Edom was kingless during his reign; a deputy was in charge.
47 There was no king in Edom; a deputy served as king.

1 Kings 22:47 Meaning and Commentary

1 Kings 22:47

There was then no king in Edom, a deputy was king.
] Which had been the case from the times of David, who subdued Edom, and placed garrisons in it, and governors over it, ( 2 Samuel 8:14 ) and continued through the reign of Jehoshaphat, unto the times of his son, under whom the Edomites revolted, and set up a king of their own, ( 2 Kings 8:20 ) , with a view to which this is observed, as also to account for it how Jehoshaphat could build ships in Eziongeber, which was in the land of Edom, of which in the next verse, because the whole country was governed by a viceroy, or deputy, under him.

1 Kings 22:47 In-Context

45 As for the other events of Jehoshaphat’s reign, the things he achieved and his military exploits, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah?
46 He rid the land of the rest of the male shrine prostitutes who remained there even after the reign of his father Asa.
47 There was then no king in Edom; a provincial governor ruled.
48 Now Jehoshaphat built a fleet of trading ships to go to Ophir for gold, but they never set sail—they were wrecked at Ezion Geber.
49 At that time Ahaziah son of Ahab said to Jehoshaphat, “Let my men sail with yours,” but Jehoshaphat refused.

Cross References 1

  • 1. 2 Samuel 8:14; 1 Kings 11:14-18; 2 Kings 3:9; 2 Kings 8:20
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