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

Genesis 36:36, NIV: "When Hadad died, Samlah from Masrekah succeeded him as king."

Genesis 36:36, ESV: "Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his place."

Genesis 36:36, KJV: "And Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead."

Genesis 36:36, NASB: "Then Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah became king in his place."

Genesis 36:36, NLT: "When Hadad died, Samlah from the city of Masrekah became king in his place."

Genesis 36:36, CSB: "When Hadad died, Samlah from Masrekah reigned in his place."

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

This passage (Genesis 36:31) describes the kings who ruled over Edom (Genesis 36:1). Notably, these rulers controlled their land in an era before Israel had any kings, at all. As Esau's descendants are conquering Seir (Genesis 14:6; Deuteronomy 2:12), Jacob's family will be enslaved in Egypt for centuries (Exodus 12:40), and even when freed will not immediately appoint a king (Judges 21:25).

Hadad (Genesis 36:35) died, and Samlah took over as king, ruling from the city of Masrekah.