1 Kings 4:32
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New Living Translation
He composed some 3,000 proverbs and wrote 1,005 songs.

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;

1 Kings 4:32 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

4:32 Proverbs - That is, short, and deep, and useful sentences, whereof a great part are contained in the books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes. Songs - Whereof the chief and most divine are in the Canticles.

1 Kings 4:32 Parallel Commentaries

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The Fact of the Redeemer's Return was Typified in the Lives of Joseph and Solomon.
In the Old Testament there are numerous references to the Second Coming of Christ, references both direct and typical, but in every instance it was His return to the earth which was in view. The secret coming of Christ into the air, to catch up the saints to Himself, was an event quite unknown to the Old Testament prophets, an event kept secret until revealed by God to the apostle Paul who, when writing to the Corinthians upon this particular aspect of our subject, said, "Behold, I show you a mystery
Arthur W. Pink—The Redeemer's Return

Perhaps There is no Book Within the Whole Canon of Scripture So Perplexing and Anomalous...
Perhaps there is no book within the whole canon of Scripture so perplexing and anomalous, at first sight, as that entitled "Ecclesiastes." Its terrible hopelessness, its bold expression of those difficulties with which man is surrounded on every side, the apparent fruitlessness of its quest after good, the unsatisfactory character, from a Christian standpoint, of its conclusion: all these points have made it, at one and the same time, an enigma to the superficial student of the Word, and the arsenal
F. C. Jennings—Old Groans and New Songs

Solomon
In the reign of David and Solomon, Israel became strong among the nations and had many opportunities to wield a mighty influence in behalf of truth and the right. The name of Jehovah was exalted and held in honor, and the purpose for which the Israelites had been established in the Land of Promise bade fair of meeting with fulfillment. Barriers were broken down, and seekers after truth from the lands of the heathen were not turned away unsatisfied. Conversions took place, and the church of God on
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

The Care of the Soul Urged as the one Thing Needful
Luke 10:42 -- "But one thing is needful." It was the amiable character of our blessed Redeemer, that "he went about doing good," this great motive, which animated all his actions, brought him to the house of his friend Lazarus, at Bethany, and directed his behavior there. Though it was a season of recess from public labor, our Lord brought the sentiments and the pious cares of a preacher of righteousness into the parlor of a friend; and there his doctrine dropped as the rain, and distilled as the
George Whitefield—Selected Sermons of George Whitefield

Cross References
1 Kings 4:33
He could speak with authority about all kinds of plants, from the great cedar of Lebanon to the tiny hyssop that grows from cracks in a wall. He could also speak about animals, birds, small creatures, and fish.

Proverbs 1:1
These are the proverbs of Solomon, David's son, king of Israel.

Proverbs 10:1
The proverbs of Solomon: A wise child brings joy to a father; a foolish child brings grief to a mother.

Proverbs 25:1
These are more proverbs of Solomon, collected by the advisers of King Hezekiah of Judah.

Ecclesiastes 12:9
Keep this in mind: The Teacher was considered wise, and he taught the people everything he knew. He listened carefully to many proverbs, studying and classifying them.

Ecclesiastes 12:12
But, my child, let me give you some further advice: Be careful, for writing books is endless, and much study wears you out.

Song of Solomon 1:1
This is Solomon's song of songs, more wonderful than any other.

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