1 Kings 10:8
New International Version
How happy your people must be! How happy your officials, who continually stand before you and hear your wisdom!

New Living Translation
How happy your people must be! What a privilege for your officials to stand here day after day, listening to your wisdom!

English Standard Version
Happy are your men! Happy are your servants, who continually stand before you and hear your wisdom!

Berean Study Bible
How blessed are your men! How blessed are these servants of yours who stand continually before you and hear your wisdom!

New American Standard Bible
"How blessed are your men, how blessed are these your servants who stand before you continually and hear your wisdom.

King James Bible
Happy are thy men, happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and that hear thy wisdom.

Christian Standard Bible
How happy are your men. How happy are these servants of yours, who always stand in your presence hearing your wisdom.

Contemporary English Version
Your wives and officials are lucky to be here where they can listen to the wise things you say.

Good News Translation
How fortunate are your wives! And how fortunate your servants, who are always in your presence and are privileged to hear your wise sayings!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
How happy are your men. How happy are these servants of yours, who always stand in your presence hearing your wisdom.

International Standard Version
How blessed are your staff! And how blessed are your employees, who serve you continuously and get to listen to your wisdom!

NET Bible
Your attendants, who stand before you at all times and hear your wise sayings, are truly happy!

New Heart English Bible
Happy are your wives, happy are these your servants, who stand continually before you, who hear your wisdom.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
How blessed your men must be! How blessed these servants of yours must be because they are always stationed in front of you, listening to your wisdom!

JPS Tanakh 1917
Happy are thy men, happy are these thy servants, that stand continually before thee, and that hear thy wisdom.

New American Standard 1977
“How blessed are your men, how blessed are these your servants who stand before you continually and hear your wisdom.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Blessed are thy men, blessed are these thy slaves, who stand continually before thee and that hear thy wisdom.

King James 2000 Bible
Happy are your men, happy are these your servants, who stand continually before you, and that hear your wisdom.

American King James Version
Happy are your men, happy are these your servants, which stand continually before you, and that hear your wisdom.

American Standard Version
Happy are thy men, happy are these thy servants, that stand continually before thee, and that hear thy wisdom.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Blessed are thy wives, blessed are these thy servants who stand before thee continually, who hear all thy wisdom.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Blessed are thy men, and blessed are thy servants, who stand before thee always, and hear thy wisdom.

Darby Bible Translation
Happy are thy men! happy are these thy servants, who stand continually before thee, who hear thy wisdom!

English Revised Version
Happy are thy men, happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and that hear thy wisdom.

Webster's Bible Translation
Happy are thy men, happy are these thy servants, who stand continually before thee, and that hear thy wisdom.

World English Bible
Happy are your men, happy are these your servants, who stand continually before you, who hear your wisdom.

Young's Literal Translation
O the happiness of thy men, O the happiness of thy servants -- these -- who are standing before thee continually, who are hearing thy wisdom!
Study Bible
The Queen of Sheba
7But I did not believe these things until I came and saw with my own eyes. Indeed, not even half was told to me. Your wisdom and prosperity have far exceeded the report I heard. 8How blessed are your men! How blessed are these servants of yours who stand continually before you and hear your wisdom! 9Blessed be the LORD your God, who has delighted in you to set you on the throne of Israel. Because of the LORD’s eternal love for Israel, He has made you king to carry out justice and righteousness.”…
Cross References
1 Kings 10:7
But I did not believe these things until I came and saw with my own eyes. Indeed, not even half was told to me. Your wisdom and prosperity have far exceeded the report I heard.

Proverbs 8:34
Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at the posts of my doorway.

Proverbs 22:29
Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will be stationed in the presence of kings; he will not stand before obscure men.

Jeremiah 40:10
As for me, I will stay in Mizpah to represent you before the Chaldeans who come to us. As for you, gather in wine, summer fruit, and oil, place them in your storage jars, and live in the cities you have taken over."

Treasury of Scripture

Happy are your men, happy are these your servants, which stand continually before you, and that hear your wisdom.

happy are these

2 Chronicles 9:7,8
Happy are thy men, and happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and hear thy wisdom…

Proverbs 3:13,14
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding…

Proverbs 8:34
Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.







Lexicon
How blessed
אַשְׁרֵ֣י (’aš·rê)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 835: Happiness, interjection, how happy!

are your men!
אֲנָשֶׁ֔יךָ (’ă·nā·še·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

How blessed
אַשְׁרֵ֖י (’aš·rê)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 835: Happiness, interjection, how happy!

are these
אֵ֑לֶּה (’êl·leh)
Pronoun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 428: These, those

servants of yours
עֲבָדֶ֣יךָ (‘ă·ḇā·ḏe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5650: Slave, servant

who stand
הָֽעֹמְדִ֤ים (hā·‘ō·mə·ḏîm)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5975: To stand, in various relations

continually
תָּמִ֔יד (tā·mîḏ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8548: Continuance, constant, ellipt, the regular, sacrifice

before you
לְפָנֶ֙יךָ֙ (lə·p̄ā·ne·ḵā)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

[and] hear
הַשֹּׁמְעִ֖ים (haš·šō·mə·‘îm)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

your wisdom!
חָכְמָתֶֽךָ׃ (ḥā·ḵə·mā·ṯe·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2451: Wisdom
Verse 8. - Happy [Heb. O the happiness, as in Psalm 1:1; Psalm 2:12; Psalm 33:12, etc.] are thy men [LXX. wives, γυνᾶικες]; happy are thy servants, which stand continually before thee [see on 1 Kings 1:2], and that hear thy wisdom. 10:1-13 The queen of Sheba came to Solomon to hear his wisdom, thereby to improve her own. Our Saviour mentions her inquiries after God, by Solomon, as showing the stupidity of those who inquire not after God, by our Lord Jesus Christ. By waiting and prayer, by diligently searching the Scriptures, by consulting wise and experienced Christians, and by practising what we have learned, we shall be delivered from difficulties. Solomon's wisdom made more impression upon the queen of Sheba than all his prosperity and grandeur. There is a spiritual excellence in heavenly things, and in consistent Christians, to which no reports can do justice. Here the truth exceeded; and all who, through grace, are brought to commune with God, will say the one half was not told them of the pleasures and the advantages of wisdom's ways. Glorified saints, much more, will say of heaven, that the thousandth part was not told them, 1Co 2:9. She pronounced them happy that constantly attended Solomon. With much more reason may we say of Christ's servants, Blessed are they that dwell in his house; they will be still praising him. She made a noble present to Solomon. What we present to Christ, he needs not, but will have us do so to express our gratitude. The believer who has been with Jesus, will return to his station, discharge his duties with readiness, and from better motives; looking forward to the day when, being absent from the body, he shall be present with the Lord.
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