1 Kings 11:3
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New International Version
He had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines, and his wives led him astray.

New Living Translation
He had 700 wives of royal birth and 300 concubines. And in fact, they did turn his heart away from the LORD.

English Standard Version
He had 700 wives, who were princesses, and 300 concubines. And his wives turned away his heart.

New American Standard Bible
He had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines, and his wives turned his heart away.

King James Bible
And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He had 700 wives who were princesses and 300 concubines, and they turned his heart away from the LORD.

International Standard Version
He had 700 princess wives and 300 mistresses who turned his heart away from the LORD,

NET Bible
He had 700 royal wives and 300 concubines; his wives had a powerful influence over him.

New Heart English Bible
He had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He had 700 wives who were princesses and 300 wives who were concubines.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart.

New American Standard 1977
And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines, and his wives turned his heart away.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart.

King James 2000 Bible
And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.

American King James Version
And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.

American Standard Version
And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he had seven hundred wives as queens, and three hundred concubines: and the women turned away his heart.

Darby Bible Translation
And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart.

English Revised Version
And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.

World English Bible
He had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart.

Young's Literal Translation
And he hath women, princesses, seven hundred, and concubines three hundred; and his wives turn aside his heart.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
11:1-8 There is not a more melancholy and astonishing instance of human depravity in the sacred Scriptures, than that here recorded. Solomon became a public worshipper of abominable idols! Probably he by degrees gave way to pride and luxury, and thus lost his relish for true wisdom. Nothing forms in itself a security against the deceitfulness and depravity of the human heart. Nor will old age cure the heart of any evil propensity. If our sinful passions are not crucified and mortified by the grace of God, they never will die of themselves, but will last even when opportunities to gratify them are taken away. Let him that thinks he stands, take heed lest he fall. We see how weak we are of ourselves, without the grace of God; let us therefore live in constant dependence on that grace. Let us watch and be sober: ours is a dangerous warfare, and in an enemy's country, while our worst foes are the traitors in our own hearts.
Study Bible
Solomon's Foreign Wives
2from the nations concerning which the LORD had said to the sons of Israel, "You shall not associate with them, nor shall they associate with you, for they will surely turn your heart away after their gods." Solomon held fast to these in love. 3He had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines, and his wives turned his heart away. 4For when Solomon was old, his wives turned his heart away after other gods; and his heart was not wholly devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father had been.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 17:17
"He shall not multiply wives for himself, or else his heart will turn away; nor shall he greatly increase silver and gold for himself.

2 Samuel 5:13
Meanwhile David took more concubines and wives from Jerusalem, after he came from Hebron; and more sons and daughters were born to David.

Ecclesiastes 7:28
which I am still seeking but have not found. I have found one man among a thousand, but I have not found a woman among all these.

Song of Solomon 6:8
"There are sixty queens and eighty concubines, And maidens without number;

Song of Solomon 6:9
But my dove, my perfect one, is unique: She is her mother's only daughter; She is the pure child of the one who bore her. The maidens saw her and called her blessed, The queens and the concubines also, and they praised her, saying,
Treasury of Scripture

And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.

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2 Samuel 3:2-5 And to David were sons born in Hebron: and his firstborn was Amnon, …

2 Samuel 5:13-16 And David took him more concubines and wives out of Jerusalem, after …

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Ecclesiastes 7:28 Which yet my soul seeks, but I find not: one man among a thousand …

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