1 Kings 4:7
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New International Version
Solomon had twelve district governors over all Israel, who supplied provisions for the king and the royal household. Each one had to provide supplies for one month in the year.

New Living Translation
Solomon also had twelve district governors who were over all Israel. They were responsible for providing food for the king's household. Each of them arranged provisions for one month of the year.

English Standard Version
Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who provided food for the king and his household. Each man had to make provision for one month in the year.

New American Standard Bible
Solomon had twelve deputies over all Israel, who provided for the king and his household; each man had to provide for a month in the year.

King James Bible
And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, which provided victuals for the king and his household: each man his month in a year made provision.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Solomon had 12 deputies for all Israel. They provided food for the king and his household; each one made provision for one month out of the year.

International Standard Version
Solomon also appointed twelve governors over all of Israel, each of whom were responsible for providing one month's food provisions to the king and to his administration during each year.

NET Bible
Solomon had twelve district governors appointed throughout Israel who acquired supplies for the king and his palace. Each was responsible for one month in the year.

New Heart English Bible
Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who provided food for the king and his household: each man had to make provision for a month in the year.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Solomon appointed 12 district governors in Israel. They were to provide food for the king and his palace. Each one had to supply food for one month every year.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who provided victuals for the king and his household: each man had to make provision for a month in the year.

New American Standard 1977
And Solomon had twelve deputies over all Israel, who provided for the king and his household; each man had to provide for a month in the year.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who maintained the king and his household. Each one of them made provision for one month in the year.

King James 2000 Bible
And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who provided food for the king and his household: each man his month in a year made provision.

American King James Version
And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, which provided victuals for the king and his household: each man his month in a year made provision.

American Standard Version
And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who provided victuals for the king and his household: each man had to make provision for a month in the year.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Solomon had twelve governors over all Israel, who provided victuals for the king and for his household: for every one provided necessaries, each man his month in the year.

Darby Bible Translation
And Solomon had twelve superintendents over all Israel; and they provided food for the king and his household: each man his month in the year had to make provision.

English Revised Version
And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, which provided victuals for the king and his household: each man had to make provision for a month in the year:

Webster's Bible Translation
And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who provided victuals for the king and his household: each man his month in a year made provision.

World English Bible
Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who provided food for the king and his household: each man had to make provision for a month in the year.

Young's Literal Translation
And Solomon hath twelve officers over all Israel, and they have sustained the king and his household -- a month in the year is on each one for sustenance;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:1-19 In the choice of the great officers of Solomon's court, no doubt, his wisdom appeared. Several are the same that were in his father's time. A plan was settled by which no part of the country was exhausted to supply his court, though each sent its portion.
Study Bible
Solomon's Twelve Officers
6and Ahishar was over the household; and Adoniram the son of Abda was over the men subject to forced labor. 7Solomon had twelve deputies over all Israel, who provided for the king and his household; each man had to provide for a month in the year. 8These are their names: Ben-hur, in the hill country of Ephraim;…
Cross References
1 Kings 4:5
and Azariah the son of Nathan was over the deputies; and Zabud the son of Nathan, a priest, was the king's friend;

1 Kings 4:6
and Ahishar was over the household; and Adoniram the son of Abda was over the men subject to forced labor.

1 Kings 4:8
These are their names: Ben-hur, in the hill country of Ephraim;

1 Kings 12:4
"Your father made our yoke hard; now therefore lighten the hard service of your father and his heavy yoke which he put on us, and we will serve you."
Treasury of Scripture

And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, which provided victuals for the king and his household: each man his month in a year made provision.

officers These are doubtless to be considered as general receivers; for, as Sir John Chardin observes, `the revenues of the princes of the East are paid in the fruits and productions of the earth: there are no other taxes on the peasants.'

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1 Chronicles 27:1-15 Now the children of Israel after their number, to wit, the chief …

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