Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Kings 3:5

But when Ahab died, the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Mesha;   Moabites;   Thompson Chain Reference - Jehoshaphat;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Kings;   Moabites;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Mesha;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Miracles;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Chemosh;   Jehoram;   Jehoshaphat;   Moabite Stone;   Omri;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Ahab;   Ahaziah;   Dibon;   Mesha;   Moab;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Kings, 1 and 2;   Kir-Hareseth;   Mesha;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Edom, Edomites;   Jehoshaphat;   Medeba;   Mesha;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Joram, Jehoram;   Mesha ;   Moab, Moabites ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Kirharaseth;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Armor;   Arms;   Jehoshaphat;   Mesha;   Moab;   Samaria;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Eli'sha;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Moab;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Kingdom of Israel;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Chemosh;   Moab;   Moabite Stone;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

But it came to pass, when Ahab was dead, that the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel. Who then was Ahaziah; but either through the pusillanimity of his temper, or the sickness that attended him, or the shortness of his reign, he took no steps to the reduction of him, or to oblige him to pay his tribute, which he neglected to do, and is meant by his rebellion.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 3:5". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-3.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

king of Moab rebelled — This is a repetition of 2 Kings 1:1, in order to introduce an account of the confederate expedition for crushing this revolt, which had been allowed to continue unchecked during the short reign of Ahaziah.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Kings 3:5". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/2-kings-3.html. 1871-8.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 3:5 But it came to pass, when Ahab was dead, that the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel.

Ver. 5. When Ahab was dead.] Elephanti mortuo vel mus insultat. But besides the death of Ahab, Ahaziah his son and successor was weak; and hence this revolt of Moab from him.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 3:5". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-kings-3.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

See of this 2 Kings 1:1. It is here repeated to make way for the following story. Ahaziah did not attempt the recovery of Moab, either because he was a man of a low spirit and courage; or because his sickness, or the shortness of his reign, gave not opportunity for it.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Kings 3:5". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-kings-3.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

5.When Ahab was dead — Immediately after the death of Ahab Mesha had thrown off the yoke, but not until the reign of Jehoram was an effort made to subdue the revolt. Ahaziah’s sickness was the cause of this delay. See note on 2 Kings 1:1.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Kings 3:5". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-kings-3.html. 1874-1909.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Ahab was dead. Compare 2 Kings 1:1. He and his son Ahaziah both died in the same year (800 B. C). See App-50.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Kings 3:5". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-kings-3.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

But it came to pass, when Ahab was dead, that the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel.

King of Moab rebelled. This is a repetition of 2 Kings 1:1, in order to introduce an account of the confederate expedition for crushing this revolt, which had been allowed to continue unchecked during the short reign of Ahaziah.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Kings 3:5". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/2-kings-3.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(5) But.—And.

When.—So some MSS. The ordinary text has, “about the time of Ahab’s death” (ke for be).

Rebelled—i.e., refused payment of the annual tribute.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 3:5". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-kings-3.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

But it came to pass, when Ahab was dead, that the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel.
1:1; 8:20; 2 Chronicles 21:8-10
Reciprocal: Numbers 24:17 - Moab;  2 Kings 13:20 - the Moabites;  1 Chronicles 18:2 - brought gifts

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 3:5". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-3.html.