1 Kings 4:20-34 NAS

Solomon's Power, Wealth and Wisdom

20 1Judah and Israel were as numerous as the sand that is on the seashore in abundance; they were eating and drinking and rejoicing.

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21 2Now Solomon ruled over all the kingdoms 3from the River to the land of the Philistines and to the border of Egypt; 4they brought tribute and served Solomon all the days of his life.

References for 1 Kings 4:21

    • f 4:21 - Ch 5:1 in Heb
    • g 4:21 - I.e. Euphrates
      22 Solomon's provision for one day was thirty kors of fine flour and sixty kors of meal,

      References for 1 Kings 4:22

        • h 4:22 - Lit "bread"
        • i 4:22 - I.e. One kor equals approx 10 bu
        • j 4:22 - I.e. One kor equals approx 10 bu
          23 ten fat oxen, twenty pasture-fed oxen, a hundred sheep besides * deer, gazelles, roebucks, and fattened fowl.

          References for 1 Kings 4:23

            • k 4:23 - Lit "oxen of the pasture"
              24 For he had dominion over everything west of the River, from Tiphsah even to 5Gaza, 6over all the kings west of the River; and 7he had peace on all sides around about him.

              References for 1 Kings 4:24

                • l 4:24 - Lit "beyond"
                • m 4:24 - I.e. Euphrates
                • n 4:24 - Lit "beyond"
                • o 4:24 - I.e. Euphrates
                  25 8So Judah and Israel lived in safety, every man under his vine and his fig tree, 9from Dan even to Beersheba, all the days of Solomon.

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                  26 10Solomon had 40,000 * stalls of horses for his chariots, and 12,000 * * horsemen.

                  References for 1 Kings 4:26

                    • p 4:26 - One ms reads "4000," cf 2 Chr 9:25
                      27 Those deputies provided for King Solomon and all who came to King Solomon's table, each in his month; they left nothing * lacking.

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                        • q 4:27 - Or "nourished"
                          28 They also brought barley and straw for the horses and 11swift steeds to the place where * it should be, each according to his charge.

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                          29 Now 12God gave Solomon wisdom and very great discernment and breadth of mind, 13like the sand that is on the seashore *.

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                          30 Solomon's wisdom surpassed the wisdom of all 14the sons of the east and 15all the wisdom of Egypt.

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                          31 For 16he was wiser than all men, than 17Ethan the Ezrahite, Heman, 18Calcol and Darda, the sons of Mahol; and his fame was known in all the surrounding nations.

                          References for 1 Kings 4:31

                            • s 4:31 - In 1 Chr 2:6, "Dara"
                            • t 4:31 - Lit "name"
                              32 19He also spoke 3,000 * proverbs, and his songs were 1,005 *.

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                              33 He spoke of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon even to the hyssop that grows on the wall; he spoke also of animals and birds and creeping things and fish.
                              34 Men 20came from all peoples to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all the kings of the earth who had heard of his wisdom.

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