1 Kings 11:18

1 Kings 11:18

And they arose out of Midian
A country which lay in their way to Egypt, and where it seems they made some stay, and then departed:

and came to Paran;
near to which was a wilderness of the same name, in which the Israelites wandered when they came out of Egypt, and which lay between Edom and Egypt:

and they took men with them out of Paran;
either as guides and guards through the wilderness, or to make the better appearance before Pharaoh, and that they might meet with the better reception:

and they came to Egypt, unto Pharaoh king of Egypt;
and told their case, and informed him who Hadad was: who, pitying an unfortunate young prince,

gave him an house;
for him and his servants to dwell in:

and appointed him victuals;
a daily provision for him and his men:

and gave him land;
for his servants to cultivate, and from thence to raise a revenue for his support; the Jewish writers say he gave him cities to rule over; but as he was but a little child when he came, it cannot be thought that was done, at least directly.