1 Kings 4:34
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New International Version
From all nations people came to listen to Solomon's wisdom, sent by all the kings of the world, who had heard of his wisdom.

New Living Translation
And kings from every nation sent their ambassadors to listen to the wisdom of Solomon.

English Standard Version
And people of all nations came to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and from all the kings of the earth, who had heard of his wisdom.

New American Standard Bible
Men came from all peoples to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all the kings of the earth who had heard of his wisdom.

King James Bible
And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, which had heard of his wisdom.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
People came from everywhere, sent by every king on earth who had heard of his wisdom, to listen to Solomon's wisdom.

International Standard Version
People came from everywhere to hear Solomon's advice. Every king on the earth heard of his wisdom.

NET Bible
People from all nations came to hear Solomon's display of wisdom; they came from all the kings of the earth who heard about his wisdom.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
People came from every nation to hear his wisdom; they came from all the kings of the earth who had heard about his wisdom.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they came from all peoples to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, who had heard of his wisdom.

King James 2000 Bible
And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, who had heard of his wisdom.

American King James Version
And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, which had heard of his wisdom.

American Standard Version
And there came of all peoples to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, who had heard of his wisdom.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they came from all nations to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and from all the kings of the earth, who heard of his wisdom.

Darby Bible Translation
And there came of all peoples to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all the kings of the earth who had heard of his wisdom.

English Revised Version
And there came of all peoples to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, which had heard of his wisdom.

Webster's Bible Translation
And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, who had heard of his wisdom.

World English Bible
There came of all peoples to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, who had heard of his wisdom.

Young's Literal Translation
and there come out of all the peoples to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth who have heard of his wisdom.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

4:29-34 Solomon's wisdom was more his glory than his wealth. He had what is here called largeness of heart, for the heart is often put for the powers of the mind. He had the gift of utterance, as well as wisdom. It is very desirable, that those who have large gifts of any kind, should have large hearts to use them for the good of others. What treasures of wisdom and knowledge are lost! But every sort of knowledge that is needful for salvation is to be found in the holy Scriptures. There came persons from all parts, who were more eager after knowledge than their neighbours, to hear the wisdom of Solomon. Solomon was herein a type of Christ, in whom are hid all treasures of wisdom and knowledge; and hid for us, for he is made of God to us, wisdom. Christ's fame shall spread through all the earth, and men of all nations shall come to him, learn of him, and take upon them his easy yoke, and find rest for their souls.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 34. - And there came of all people [Heb. the peoples, nations] to hear the wisdom of Solomon [1 Kings 10:1], from all the kings of the earth [i.e., messengers, ambassadors, as in the next chapter], which had heard of his wisdom.





Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon,

from all kings of the earth,.... Who sent their ambassadors to his court to know the truth of what was reported, and bring them some proofs and specimens, by which they might judge of the truth of the relations that had been told them; which perhaps might seem to them to be beyond all belief:

which had heard of his wisdom; for the fame of it was spread everywhere by merchants and travellers, and such sort of persons, who had been at Jerusalem, and were masters of various anecdotes relating to Solomon; which they industriously spread in the several parts of the world they had dealings in.



1 Kings 4:34 Additional Commentaries
Context
Solomon's Wisdom
33He spoke of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon even to the hyssop that grows on the wall; he spoke also of animals and birds and creeping things and fish. 34Men came from all peoples to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all the kings of the earth who had heard of his wisdom.
Cross References
1 Kings 4:33
He spoke about plant life, from the cedar of Lebanon to the hyssop that grows out of walls. He also spoke about animals and birds, reptiles and fish.

1 Kings 10:1
When the queen of Sheba heard about the fame of Solomon and his relationship to the LORD, she came to test Solomon with hard questions.

2 Chronicles 9:23
All the kings of the earth sought audience with Solomon to hear the wisdom God had put in his heart.
Treasury of Scripture

And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, which had heard of his wisdom.

1 Kings 10:1 And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning …

2 Chronicles 9:1,23 And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came …

Isaiah 2:2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of …

Zechariah 8:23 Thus said the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, …

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