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God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore.
King James Bible
And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore.
American Standard Version
And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea-shore.
Young's Literal Translation
And God giveth wisdom to Solomon, and understanding, very much, and breadth of heart, as the sand that is on the edge of the sea;
1 Kings 4:29 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
God gave Solomon wisdom, etc. - He gave him a capacious mind, and furnished him with extraordinary assistance to cultivate it.
Even as the sand that is on the sea-shore - Lord Bacon observes on this: "As the sand on the sea-shore encloses a great body of waters, so Solomon's mind contained an ocean of knowledge." This is a happy and correct illustration.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
1 Kings 3:12,28 Behold, I have done according to your words: see, I have given you a wise and an understanding heart...
1 Kings 10:23,24 So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and for wisdom...
2 Chronicles 1:10-12 Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this your people...
Psalm 119:34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep your law; yes, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
Proverbs 2:6 For the LORD gives wisdom: out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.
Ecclesiastes 1:16 I communed with my own heart, saying, See, I am come to great estate...
Ecclesiastes 2:26 For God gives to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he gives travail...
James 1:5,17 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally, and upbraides not; and it shall be given him...
James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits...
Isaiah 60:5 Then you shall see, and flow together, and your heart shall fear, and be enlarged...
as the sand
1 Kings 4:20 Judah and Israel were many, as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking, and making merry.
Genesis 41:49 And Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the sea, very much, until he left numbering; for it was without number.
Judges 7:12 And the Midianites and the Amalekites and all the children of the east lay along in the valley like grasshoppers for multitude...
Jeremiah 33:22 As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured: so will I multiply the seed of David my servant...
Habakkuk 1:9 They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup up as the east wind, and they shall gather the captivity as the sand.
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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 4:20 The people of Judah and Israel were as numerous as the sand on the seashore; they ate, they drank and they were happy.
Psalm 119:32 I run in the path of your commands, for you have broadened my understanding.
Daniel 2:21 He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.