8 In the time of Jehoram, Edom rebelled against Judah and set up its own king.

Other Translations of 2 Chronicles 21:8

King James Version

8 In his days the Edomites revolted from under the dominion dominion: Heb. hand of Judah, and made themselves a king.

English Standard Version

8 In his days Edom revolted from the rule of Judah and set up a king of their own.

The Message

8 During Jehoram's reign, Edom revolted from Judah's rule and set up their own king.

New King James Version

8 In his days the Edomites revolted against Judah's authority, and made a king over themselves.

New Living Translation

8 During Jehoram's reign, the Edomites revolted against Judah and crowned their own king.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 2 Chronicles 21:8

Commentary on 2 Chronicles 21:1-11

(Read 2 Chronicles 21:1-11)

Jehoram hated his brethren, and slew them, for the same reason that Cain hated Abel, and slew him, because their piety condemned his impiety. In the mystery of Providence such men sometimes prosper for a time; but the Lord has righteous purposes in permitting such events, part of which may now be made out, and the rest will be seen hereafter.