New International Version
Now all the Moabites had heard that the kings had come to fight against them; so every man, young and old, who could bear arms was called up and stationed on the border.
King James Bible
And when all the Moabites heard that the kings were come up to fight against them, they gathered all that were able to put on armour, and upward, and stood in the border.
Darby Bible Translation
And all the Moabites heard that the kings were come up to fight against them, and they were called together, all that were able to put on armour, and upward, and stood by the border.
World English Bible
Now when all the Moabites heard that the kings had come up to fight against them, they gathered themselves together, all who were able to put on armor, and upward, and stood on the border.
Young's Literal Translation
and all Moab have heard that the kings have come up to fight against them, and they are called together, from every one girding on a girdle and upward, and they stand by the border.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
When the meat-offering was offered - This was the first of all offerings, and was generally made at sun-rising.
There came water - This supply was altogether miraculous, for there was neither wind nor rain, nor any other natural means by which it could be supplied.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
gathered [heb] were cried together
LibrarySight and Blindness
'Then the king of Syria warred against Israel, and took counsel with his servants, saying, In such and such a place shall be my camp. 9. And the man of God sent unto the king of Israel, saying, Beware that them pass not such a place; for thither the Syrians are come down. 10. And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God told him and warned him of, and saved himself there, not once nor twice. 11. Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was sore troubled for this thing; and he called …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Balak's Inquiries Relative to the Service of God, and Balaam's Answer, Briefly Considered.
2 Kings 3:20
The next morning, about the time for offering the sacrifice, there it was--water flowing from the direction of Edom! And the land was filled with water.
2 Kings 3:22
When they got up early in the morning, the sun was shining on the water. To the Moabites across the way, the water looked red--like blood.
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