Solomon’s Adversaries

14 Then the Lord raised up against Solomon an adversary,(A) Hadad the Edomite, from the royal line of Edom. 15 Earlier when David was fighting with Edom, Joab the commander of the army, who had gone up to bury the dead, had struck down all the men in Edom.(B) 16 Joab and all the Israelites stayed there for six months, until they had destroyed all the men in Edom. 17 But Hadad, still only a boy, fled to Egypt with some Edomite officials who had served his father. 18 They set out from Midian and went to Paran.(C) Then taking people from Paran with them, they went to Egypt, to Pharaoh king of Egypt, who gave Hadad a house and land and provided him with food.

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So the king of Israel set out with the king of Judah and the king of Edom.(A) After a roundabout march of seven days, the army had no more water for themselves or for the animals with them.

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20 In the time of Jehoram, Edom rebelled against Judah and set up its own king.(A)

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