2 Kings 3:23

“And they said, This is blood: the kings are surely slain, and they have smitten one another: now therefore, Moab, to the spoil.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 2 Kings 3:23

And they said, This is blood: the kings are surely slaine, and they haue smitten one another: now therefore, Moab, to the spoile.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then they said, "This is blood; the kings have surely fought together, and they have slain one another. Now therefore, Moab, to the spoil!"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and they said, This is blood; the kings are surely destroyed, and they have smitten each man his fellow: now therefore, Moab, to the spoil.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then they said, This is blood: it is clear that destruction has come on the kings; they have been fighting one another: now come, Moab, let us take their goods.
- Basic English Bible

And they said, This is blood: the kings are entirely destroyed, and have smitten one another; and now, Moab, to the spoil!
- Darby Bible

And they said, This is blood: the kings are surely slain, and they have smitten one another: now therefore, Moab, to the spoil.
- Webster's Bible

They said, "This is blood. The kings are surely destroyed, and they have struck each other. Now therefore, Moab, to the spoil!"
- World English Bible

and say, `Blood this [is]; the kings have been surely destroyed, and they smite each his neighbour; and now for spoil, Moab!'
- Youngs Literal Bible

and they said: 'This is blood: the kings have surely fought together, and they have smitten each man his fellow; now therefore, Moab, to the spoil.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 2 Kings 3:23

Wesley's Notes for 2 Kings 3:23


3:21 The border - Of their country, to defend the passage.

3:25 Kir - haraseth - This was the royal city of the Moabites, into which the remnant of the Moabites were gathered, where also their king was with them. The stones - The walls and buildings of this city only were left; their whole country being destroyed. The slingers - Such as slung great stones against the walls to break them down, according to the manner of those times. Made breaches in the walls, by which they might enter the city, and take it.


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