1 Kings 4:21

21 And Solomon ruled over all the kingdoms from the Euphrates River to the land of the Philistines, as far as the border of Egypt. These countries brought tribute and were Solomon’s subjects all his life.

Read 1 Kings 4:21 Using Other Translations

And Solomon reigned over all kingdoms from the river unto the land of the Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt: they brought presents, and served Solomon all the days of his life.
Solomon ruled over all the kingdoms from the Euphrates to the land of the Philistines and to the border of Egypt. They brought tribute and served Solomon all the days of his life.
Solomon ruled over all the kingdoms from the Euphrates River in the north to the land of the Philistines and the border of Egypt in the south. The conquered peoples of those lands sent tribute money to Solomon and continued to serve him throughout his lifetime.

What does 1 Kings 4:21 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Kings 4:21

And Solomon reigned over all kingdoms
Not only over Judah and Israel, but all people round about him, they standing in fear of him; or who brought him presents, or paid tribute to him, which was an acknowledgment of superiority over them, and doing homage to him: from the river unto the land of the Philistines, and unto the border
of Egypt;
that is, from the river Euphrates, as the Targum, which was the border of his proper domains to the east, to Palestine, inhabited by the Philistines, which lay to the west, and as far as the border of Egypt, which was the southern boundary; a like and larger extent of Christ's kingdom is given, ( Psalms 72:8 ) ( Zechariah 9:10 ) ; and they brought presents, and served Solomon all the days of his
life;
this explains in what sense other kingdoms besides were ruled by Solomon, and subject to him; of Christ his antitype, see ( Psalms 72:10 Psalms 72:11 ) .

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