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1 Kings 11:3

3 He had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines, and his wives led him astray.

Read 1 Kings 11:3 Using Other Translations

And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.
He had 700 wives, princesses, and 300 concubines. And his wives turned away his heart.
He had 700 wives of royal birth and 300 concubines. And in fact, they did turn his heart away from the LORD .

What does 1 Kings 11:3 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Kings 11:3

And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred
concubines
In all 1000, a prodigious number; though these might not be all for use, but for state after the manner of the eastern monarchs; these were a far greater number than are alluded to in ( Song of Solomon 6:8 ) , unless the virgins without number there, were such of these as were not defiled by him; but the number here seems plainly referred to in ( Ecclesiastes 7:28 ) ,

and his wives turned away his heart;
both from his duty to his God, and from attendance to his business as a king, especially the former, as follows.

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