Genesis 36:31

Overview - Genesis 36
Esau's three wives.
His removal to mount Seir.
His sons.
15 The dukes which descended of his sons.
20 The sons and dukes of Seir the Horite.
24 Anah finds mules.
31 The kings of Edom.
40 The dukes that descended of Esau.
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Genesis 36:31  (King James Version)
And these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom, before there reigned any king over the children of Israel.

the kings
Genesis 17:6 Genesis 17:16 25:23 Numbers 20:14 ; Numbers 24:17 Numbers 24:18 Deuteronomy 17:14-20 ; Deuteronomy 33:5 Deuteronomy 33:29
1 Chronicles 1:43-50

before there
Moses may here allude to the promise which God made to Jacob (ch. 35:11, ) that kings should proceed from him; and here
states that these kings reigned before that prophecy began to be fulfilled.