Genesis 36:35 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 36:35, NIV: "When Husham died, Hadad son of Bedad, who defeated Midian in the country of Moab, succeeded him as king. His city was named Avith."

Genesis 36:35, ESV: "Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad, who defeated Midian in the country of Moab, reigned in his place, the name of his city being Avith."

Genesis 36:35, KJV: "And Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad, who smote Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was Avith."

Genesis 36:35, NASB: "Then Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad, who defeated Midian in the field of Moab, became king in his place; and the name of his city was Avith."

Genesis 36:35, NLT: "When Husham died, Hadad son of Bedad became king in his place and ruled from the city of Avith. He was the one who defeated the Midianites in the land of Moab."

Genesis 36:35, CSB: "When Husham died, Hadad son of Bedad reigned in his place. He defeated Midian in the field of Moab; the name of his city was Avith."

What does Genesis 36:35 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

This section of verses lists the kings of Edom during a time before Israel had kings of her own. After the death of Husham, Hadad, son of Bedad, took the throne. He reigned from the city of Avith.

Hadad was known for his military victory over Midian in the country of Moab. Later, the Israelites would also win a remarkable victory over the Midianites (Judges 7). Meanwhile, Midiante traders will be the ones to buy and sell Joseph, a son of Jacob, from his brothers (Genesis 37:28, 36). The Midianites will also plague Israel after they leave Egypt (Exodus 12:40; Numbers 25:16–18).