New International Version
He spoke three thousand proverbs and his songs numbered a thousand and five.
King James Bible
And he spake three thousand proverbs: and his songs were a thousand and five.
Darby Bible Translation
And he spoke three thousand proverbs; and his songs were a thousand and five.
World English Bible
He spoke three thousand proverbs; and his songs were one thousand five.
Young's Literal Translation
And he speaketh three thousand similes, and his songs are five, and the chief one;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He spake three thousand proverbs - The book of Proverbs, attributed to Solomon, contain only about nine hundred or nine hundred and twenty-three distinct proverbs; and if we grant with some that the first nine chapters are not the work of Solomon, then all that can be attributed to him is only about six hundred and fifty.
Of all his one thousand and five songs or poems we have only one, the book of Song of Solomon, remaining, unless we include Psalm 127:1-5, Except the Lord build the house, etc., which in the title is said to be by or for him, though it appears more properly to be a psalm of direction, left him by his father David, relative to the building of the temple.
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'And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beer-sheba, all the days of Solomon. 26. And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen. 27. And those officers provided victual for king Solomon, and for all that came unto king Solomon's table, every man in his month: they lacked nothing. 28. Barley also and straw for the horses and dromedaries brought they unto the place where the officers were, …
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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.
The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:
The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.
These are more proverbs of Solomon, compiled by the men of Hezekiah king of Judah:
Not only was the Teacher wise, but he also imparted knowledge to the people. He pondered and searched out and set in order many proverbs.
Be warned, my son, of anything in addition to them. Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body.
Song of Solomon 1:1
Solomon's Song of Songs.
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