And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king
In the above case; the decision of it was divulged throughout the land, and the fame of it was spread everywhere:
and they feared the king;
reverenced him as a wise, judicious, and faithful king, and feared to do anything of a criminal nature, as perceiving that he was so sagacious and penetrating, that he would discover it quickly, and bring them to shame and punishment:
for they saw that the wisdom of God [was] in him to do
that God had put more than ordinary wisdom into him, to make a right judgment in causes that came before him, and finish them in the most just and equitable manner.