New International Version
And Nobah captured Kenath and its surrounding settlements and called it Nobah after himself.
King James Bible
And Nobah went and took Kenath, and the villages thereof, and called it Nobah, after his own name.
Darby Bible Translation
And Nobah went and took Kenath, and its dependent villages, and called it Nobah, after his name.
World English Bible
Nobah went and took Kenath, and its villages, and called it Nobah, after his own name.
Young's Literal Translation
and Nobah hath gone and captureth Kenath, and its villages, and calleth it Nobah, by his own name.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Havoth-jair - That is, the villages or habitations of Jair; and thus they should have been translated. As these two tribes and a half were the first, says Ainsworth, who had their inheritance assigned to them in the promised land, so they were the first of all Israel that were carried captive out of their own land, because of their sins. "For they transgressed against the God of their fathers, and went a whoring after other gods. And God delivered them into the hands of Pul and Tiglath-Pilneser, kings of Assyria, and they brought them to Halah, Habor, Hara, and Gozan, unto this day." See 1 Chronicles 5:25, 1 Chronicles 5:26.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
2 Samuel 18:18 Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and set up for himself a pillar which is in the King's Valley, for he said, "I have no son to preserve my name." So he named the pillar after his own name, and it is called Absalom's Monument to this day.
Like the last part of Exodus, and the whole of Leviticus, the first part of Numbers, i.-x. 28--so called, rather inappropriately, from the census in i., iii., (iv.), xxvi.--is unmistakably priestly in its interests and language. Beginning with a census of the men of war (i.) and the order of the camp (ii.), it devotes specific attention to the Levites, their numbers and duties (iii., iv.). Then follow laws for the exclusion of the unclean, v. 1-4, for determining the manner and amount of restitution …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
2 Samuel 18:18
During his lifetime Absalom had taken a pillar and erected it in the King's Valley as a monument to himself, for he thought, "I have no son to carry on the memory of my name." He named the pillar after himself, and it is called Absalom's Monument to this day.
Their tombs will remain their houses forever, their dwellings for endless generations, though they had named lands after themselves.
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