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11:23 adversary. Formerly Solomon could boast that in his reign there was “neither adversary nor misfortune” (5:4), but now God afflicted him with a succession of enemies.
Hadadezer king of Zobah. On David’s conquest of Hadadezer and Syria, see 2 Sam. 8:3–6; 10:15–19.