1 Kings 11:3
New International Version
He had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines, and his wives led him astray.

New Living Translation
He had 700 wives of royal birth and 300 concubines. And in fact, they did turn his heart away from the LORD.

English Standard Version
He had 700 wives, who were princesses, and 300 concubines. And his wives turned away his heart.

Berean Study Bible
He had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines—and his wives turned his heart away.

New American Standard Bible
He had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines, and his wives turned his heart away.

King James Bible
And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.

Christian Standard Bible
He had seven hundred wives who were princesses and three hundred who were concubines, and they turned his heart away.

Good News Translation
Solomon married seven hundred princesses and also had three hundred concubines. They made him turn away from God,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He had 700 wives who were princesses and 300 concubines, and they turned his heart away from the LORD.

International Standard Version
He had 700 princess wives and 300 mistresses who turned his heart away from the LORD,

NET Bible
He had 700 royal wives and 300 concubines; his wives had a powerful influence over him.

New Heart English Bible
He had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He had 700 wives who were princesses and 300 wives who were concubines.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart.

New American Standard 1977
And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines, and his wives turned his heart away.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart.

King James 2000 Bible
And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.

American King James Version
And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.

American Standard Version
And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he had seven hundred wives as queens, and three hundred concubines: and the women turned away his heart.

Darby Bible Translation
And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart.

English Revised Version
And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.

World English Bible
He had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart.

Young's Literal Translation
And he hath women, princesses, seven hundred, and concubines three hundred; and his wives turn aside his heart.
Study Bible
Solomon's Foreign Wives
2These women were from the nations about which the LORD had told the Israelites, “You must not intermarry with them, for surely they will turn your hearts after their gods.” Yet Solomon clung to these women in love. 3He had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines— and his wives turned his heart away. 4For when Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and he was not wholeheartedly devoted to the LORD his God, as his father David had been.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 17:17
He must not take many wives for himself, lest his heart go astray. He must not accumulate for himself great amounts of silver and gold.

2 Samuel 5:13
After he had arrived from Hebron, David took more concubines and wives from Jerusalem, and more sons and daughters were born to him.

Ecclesiastes 7:28
While my soul was still searching but not finding, among a thousand I have found one upright man, but among all these I have not found a virtuous woman.

Song of Solomon 6:8
There are sixty queens and eighty concubines, and maidens without number,

Song of Solomon 6:9
but my dove, my perfect one, is unique, the favorite of the mother who bore her. The maidens see her and call her blessed; the queens and concubines sing her praises.

Treasury of Scripture

And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.

seven hundred

Judges 8:30,31
And Gideon had threescore and ten sons of his body begotten: for he had many wives…

Judges 9:5
And he went unto his father's house at Ophrah, and slew his brethren the sons of Jerubbaal, being threescore and ten persons, upon one stone: notwithstanding yet Jotham the youngest son of Jerubbaal was left; for he hid himself.

2 Samuel 3:2-5
And unto David were sons born in Hebron: and his firstborn was Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess; …







Lexicon
He had
וַיְהִי־ (way·hî-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

seven
שְׁבַ֣ע (šə·ḇa‘)
Number - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7651: Seven, seven times, a week, an indefinite number

hundred
מֵא֔וֹת (mê·’ō·wṯ)
Number - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3967: A hundred

wives
נָשִׁ֗ים (nā·šîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female

of royal birth
שָׂרוֹת֙ (śā·rō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8282: A mistress, female noble

and three
שְׁלֹ֣שׁ (šə·lōš)
Number - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7969: Three, third, thrice

hundred
מֵא֑וֹת (mê·’ō·wṯ)
Number - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3967: A hundred

concubines—
וּפִֽלַגְשִׁ֖ים (ū·p̄i·laḡ·šîm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6370: A concubine, a paramour

and his wives
נָשָׁ֖יו (nā·šāw)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female

turned his heart
לִבּֽוֹ׃ (lib·bōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

away.
וַיַּטּ֥וּ (way·yaṭ·ṭū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5186: To stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, bend
(3) Seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines.--The harem of an Eastern king is simply an adjunct of his magnificence, and the relation of the wives to him little more than nominal. (Comp. Esther 2:14.) Nor does the statement here made necessarily imply that at any one time the whole number existed. Still, the numbers here given, though found also in the LXX. and in Josephus, are not only extraordinarily large, but excessive in comparison with the "three- score queens and fourscore concubines" of Song of Solomon 6:8, and disproportionate in the relative number of the superior and inferior wives. It is possible that, in relation to the former, at any rate, the text may be corrupt, though the corruption must be of ancient date.

Verse 3. - And he had seven hundred wives, princesses [These may have been members of royal or princely houses of neighbouring nations. Evidently they enjoyed a distinguished rank], and three hundred concubines [Though not committed to a defence of the accuracy of the figures 700 and 300 (which are clearly round numbers), it must be said that the reasons alleged for reducing them (as from 700 to 70) are not of much weight. It is hardly correct, e.g., to say (as Rawlinson) that the numbers are given in Song of Solomon 6:8 as "threescore queens and fourscore concubines," for it is obvious that too much importance must not be attached to an obiter statement ("there are threescore," etc.) in a poetical book, too, and one descriptive of Solomon's youth. The view of Ewald and Keil, again, that these numbers represent the sum total of the inmates of the harem at different periods of Solomon's long reign, rather than the number present at any one time - they would see in the numbers of Song of Solomon l.c. a statement of the average strength of the seraglio - though not to be described as evasive, is certainly not the natural interpretation of the words. And these numbers, when we compare them with the establishments of other Eastern potentates, are not found to be at all incredible. The commentators all remind us that Dareius Codomannus, e.g., took with him on his expedition against Alexander 360 pellices. Or if ancient history, as Rawlinson affirms, furnishes no strict parallel to these figures, the harems of modern Persia and Turkey at any rate have quite equalled that of Solomon. (See Bahr in loc.) It is true that Rehoboam had only 18 wives and 60 concubines (2 Chronicles 11:21), but then Rehoboam was not Solomon. If his harem was but a tithe of his father's, so also were his wealth and his power]: and his wives turned away his heart. ["Satan hath found this bait to take so well that he never changed since he crept into Paradise" (Bp. Hall).] 11:1-8 There is not a more melancholy and astonishing instance of human depravity in the sacred Scriptures, than that here recorded. Solomon became a public worshipper of abominable idols! Probably he by degrees gave way to pride and luxury, and thus lost his relish for true wisdom. Nothing forms in itself a security against the deceitfulness and depravity of the human heart. Nor will old age cure the heart of any evil propensity. If our sinful passions are not crucified and mortified by the grace of God, they never will die of themselves, but will last even when opportunities to gratify them are taken away. Let him that thinks he stands, take heed lest he fall. We see how weak we are of ourselves, without the grace of God; let us therefore live in constant dependence on that grace. Let us watch and be sober: ours is a dangerous warfare, and in an enemy's country, while our worst foes are the traitors in our own hearts.
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