1 Kings 3:13

13 Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for—both wealth and honor—so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings.

Read 1 Kings 3:13 Using Other Translations

And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches, and honour: so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days.
I give you also what you have not asked, both riches and honor, so that no other king shall compare with you, all your days.
And I will also give you what you did not ask for—riches and fame! No other king in all the world will be compared to you for the rest of your life!

What does 1 Kings 3:13 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Kings 3:13

And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked,
&c.] That is, intended to give him, and now promised it, and was about to bestow it on him:

both riches and honour;
the former through the presents and tribute of the nations about him, and his trading to foreign parts; and the latter chiefly through his wisdom, the fame of which was spread everywhere:

so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy
days;
that is, none like him for riches and honour among all the kings of the neighbouring nations so long as he lived; though there might be kings in later times as rich, or richer than he, as Croesus, Alexander, &c. but then not so honourable as he; so, putting both together, there were no kings like him before or after, and especially if wisdom be added to them, as in ( 2 Chronicles 1:12 ) .

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