1 Kings 10:23
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New International Version
King Solomon was greater in riches and wisdom than all the other kings of the earth.

New Living Translation
So King Solomon became richer and wiser than any other king on earth.

English Standard Version
Thus King Solomon excelled all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom.

New American Standard Bible
So King Solomon became greater than all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom.

King James Bible
So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and for wisdom.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
King Solomon surpassed all the kings of the world in riches and in wisdom.

International Standard Version
As a result, King Solomon became greater than all the kings of the earth in regards to wealth and wisdom.

NET Bible
King Solomon was wealthier and wiser than any of the kings of the earth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In wealth and wisdom King Solomon was greater than all the [other] kings of the world.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So King Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and for wisdom.

King James 2000 Bible
So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and for wisdom.

American King James Version
So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and for wisdom.

American Standard Version
So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth in riches, and wisdom.

Darby Bible Translation
And king Solomon was greater than all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom.

English Revised Version
So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom.

Webster's Bible Translation
So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and for wisdom.

World English Bible
So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom.

Young's Literal Translation
And king Solomon is greater than any of the kings of the earth for riches and for wisdom,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

10:14-29 Solomon increased his wealth. Silver was nothing accounted of. Such is the nature of worldly wealth, plenty of it makes it the less valuable; much more should the enjoyment of spiritual riches lessen our esteem of all earthly possessions. If gold in abundance makes silver to be despised, shall not wisdom, and grace, and the foretastes of heaven, which are far better than gold, make gold to be lightly esteemed? See in Solomon's greatness the performance of God's promise, and let it encourage us to seek first the righteousness of God's kingdom. This was he, who, having tasted all earthly enjoyments, wrote a book, to show the vanity of all worldly things, the vexation of spirit that attends them, and the folly of setting our hearts upon them: and to recommend serious godliness, as that which will do unspeakably more to make us happy, that all the wealth and power he was master of; and, through the grace of God, it is within our reach.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 23. - So King Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and wisdom [Cf. 1 Kings 3:13. "There is something ominous of evil here. Riches are put before wisdom. This was not the case in the beginning of Solomon's reign (1 Kings 3:11)" - Wordsworth.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

So King Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and for wisdom. In which he was an eminent type of Christ; see Ephesians 3:8.



1 Kings 10:23 Additional Commentaries
Context
Solomon's Riches
22For the king had at sea the ships of Tarshish with the ships of Hiram; once every three years the ships of Tarshish came bringing gold and silver, ivory and apes and peacocks. 23So King Solomon became greater than all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom. 24All the earth was seeking the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom which God had put in his heart.…
Cross References
1 Kings 3:12
I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be.

1 Kings 3:13
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.

1 Kings 4:30
Solomon's wisdom was greater than the wisdom of all the people of the East, and greater than all the wisdom of Egypt.

Ecclesiastes 1:16
I said to myself, "Look, I have increased in wisdom more than anyone who has ruled over Jerusalem before me; I have experienced much of wisdom and knowledge."
Treasury of Scripture

So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and for wisdom.

exceeded Mr. Reynolds, stating Solomon's income at about four times as much as his father left him, reckons that he had each year

1 Kings 3:12,13 Behold, I have done according to your words: see, I have given you …

1 Kings 4:29-34 And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and …

2 Chronicles 9:22,23 And king Solomon passed all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom…

Psalm 89:27 Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.

Ephesians 3:8 To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given…

Colossians 1:18,19 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, …

Colossians 2:2,3 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, …

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