Genesis 36:32 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 36:32, NIV: "Bela son of Beor became king of Edom. His city was named Dinhabah."

Genesis 36:32, ESV: "Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom, the name of his city being Dinhabah."

Genesis 36:32, KJV: "And Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom: and the name of his city was Dinhabah."

Genesis 36:32, NASB: "Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom, and the name of his city was Dinhabah."

Genesis 36:32, NLT: "Bela son of Beor, who ruled in Edom from his city of Dinhabah."

Genesis 36:32, CSB: "Bela son of Beor reigned in Edom; the name of his city was Dinhabah."

What does Genesis 36:32 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

This section (Genesis 36:31) lists the kings of Edom (Genesis 36:1) during a time before Israel had monarchs of her own (Judges 21:25).

The first of Edom's kings listed is Bela, son of Beor, who reigned from the city of Dinhabah. Later, a man named Balaam, the son of Beor, will have dealings with the Israelites as described in Numbers 22. It's unclear if this Beor is the same mentioned there, though the era and geography may be correct.