2 Chronicles 1:10
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may lead this people, for who is able to govern this great people of yours?"

New Living Translation
Give me the wisdom and knowledge to lead them properly, for who could possibly govern this great people of yours?"

English Standard Version
Give me now wisdom and knowledge to go out and come in before this people, for who can govern this people of yours, which is so great?”

New American Standard Bible
"Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people, for who can rule this great people of Yours?"

King James Bible
Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now grant me wisdom and knowledge so that I may lead these people, for who can judge this great people of Yours?"

International Standard Version
Give me wisdom now, so I may go in and out among this people, because who can rule this great people that belongs to you?

NET Bible
Now give me wisdom and discernment so I can effectively lead this nation. Otherwise no one is able to make judicial decisions for this great nation of yours."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Give me wisdom and knowledge so that I may lead these people. After all, who can judge this great people of yours?"

Jubilee Bible 2000
Give me now wisdom and knowledge that I may go out and come in before this people, for who can judge this thy people, that is so great?

King James 2000 Bible
Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this your people, that are so great?

American King James Version
Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this your people, that is so great?

American Standard Version
Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people; for who can judge this thy people, that is so great?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Give me wisdom and knowledge that I may come in and go out before thy people: for who can worthily judge this thy people, which is so great?

Darby Bible Translation
Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people; for who can judge this thy great people?

English Revised Version
Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great?

Webster's Bible Translation
Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy great people?

World English Bible
Now give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people; for who can judge this your people, that is so great?"

Young's Literal Translation
now, wisdom and knowledge give to me, and I go out before this people, and I come in, for who doth judge this Thy great people?'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

1:1-17 Solomon's choice of wisdom, His strength and wealth. - SOLOMON began his reign with a pious, public visit to God's altar. Those that pursue present things most eagerly, are likely to be disappointed; while those that refer themselves to the providence of God, if they have not the most, have the most comfort. Those that make this world their end, come short of the other, and are disappointed in this also; but those that make the other world their end, shall not only obtain that, and full satisfaction in it, but shall have as much of this world as is good for them, in their way. Let us then be contented, without those great things which men generally covet, but which commonly prove fatal snares to the soul.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 10. - Give me now wisdom and knowledge. The force of the opening of this verse, and the relation of it to the former, are both prejudiced by the "now" (עַתּה) being deposed from its right position as the first word in the verse. For the rest of this verse, the parallel passage has "an understanding heart" in place of our "wisdom and knowledge;" and "that I may discern between good and bad," in place of our that I may go out and come in before this people. In using the words, "wisdom and knowledge," Solomon seems to have remembered well the prayer of his father (1 Chronicles 22:12). (For the pedigree of the simple and effective phrase, "know how to go out and come in," see Numbers 27:17; Deuteronomy 31:2; 1 Samuel 18:13, 16; 2 Samuel 3:25). It is at the same time refreshing to revisit the times when the most exalted nominal ruler was also the real ruler, as being the leader, the judge, the teacher in the highest sense, and "the feeder" of his people. Nor is it less refreshing to notice how, in Israel at least, the fact was so well recognized and honoured, that justice and to judge just judgment lay at the deepest foundation of civil society.



2 Chronicles 1:10 Additional Commentaries
Context
Solomon Prays for Wisdom
9"Now, O LORD God, Your promise to my father David is fulfilled, for You have made me king over a people as numerous as the dust of the earth. 10"Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people, for who can rule this great people of Yours?" 11God said to Solomon, "Because you had this in mind, and did not ask for riches, wealth or honor, or the life of those who hate you, nor have you even asked for long life, but you have asked for yourself wisdom and knowledge that you may rule My people over whom I have made you king,…
Cross References
Numbers 27:17
to go out and come in before them, one who will lead them out and bring them in, so the LORD's people will not be like sheep without a shepherd."

2 Samuel 5:2
In the past, while Saul was king over us, you were the one who led Israel on their military campaigns. And the LORD said to you, 'You will shepherd my people Israel, and you will become their ruler.'"

1 Kings 3:9
So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?"

1 Chronicles 22:12
May the LORD give you discretion and understanding when he puts you in command over Israel, so that you may keep the law of the LORD your God.

Proverbs 8:15
By me kings reign and rulers issue decrees that are just;
Treasury of Scripture

Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this your people, that is so great?

give me

1 Kings 3:9 Give therefore your servant an understanding heart to judge your …

Psalm 119:34,73 Give me understanding, and I shall keep your law; yes, I shall observe …

Proverbs 2:2-6 So that you incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding…

Proverbs 3:13-18 Happy is the man that finds wisdom, and the man that gets understanding…

Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all …

James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all …

go out

Numbers 27:17 Which may go out before them, and which may go in before them, and …

Deuteronomy 31:2 And he said to them, I am an hundred and twenty years old this day; …

2 Samuel 5:2 Also in time past, when Saul was king over us, you were he that led …

for who can

2 Corinthians 2:16 To the one we are the smell of death to death; and to the other the …

2 Corinthians 3:5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of …

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