2 Chronicles 21:3

3 Their father had given them many gifts of silver and gold and articles of value, as well as fortified cities in Judah, but he had given the kingdom to Jehoram because he was his firstborn son.

Read 2 Chronicles 21:3 Using Other Translations

And their father gave them great gifts of silver, and of gold, and of precious things, with fenced cities in Judah: but the kingdom gave he to Jehoram; because he was the firstborn.
Their father gave them great gifts of silver, gold, and valuable possessions, together with fortified cities in Judah, but he gave the kingdom to Jehoram, because he was the firstborn.
Their father had given each of them valuable gifts of silver, gold, and costly items, and also some of Judah’s fortified towns. However, he designated Jehoram as the next king because he was the oldest.

What does 2 Chronicles 21:3 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Chronicles 21:3

And their father gave them great gifts of silver, and of gold,
and of precious things
As jewels and precious stones; or precious garments, as the Targum, in like manner as Abraham gave to his sons, when he sent them from Isaac: with fenced cities in Judah;
not as their own property, but he appointed them governors in them, to defend them against an enemy, and as a mark of honour to them: but the kingdom gave he to Jehoram,
because he was the firstborn; strictly observing the law in ( Deuteronomy 21:16 Deuteronomy 21:17 ) , which was not always done; though it was reckoned by the Heathens contrary to the law of nations to give the kingdom to the younger F25.


FOOTNOTES:

F25 Justin. e Trogo, l. 16. c. 2.
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