1 Kings 11:42
New International Version
Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel forty years.

New Living Translation
Solomon ruled in Jerusalem over all Israel for forty years.

English Standard Version
And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.

Berean Study Bible
Thus, the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.

New American Standard Bible
Thus the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.

King James Bible
And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.

Christian Standard Bible
The length of Solomon's reign in Jerusalem over all Israel totaled forty years.

Contemporary English Version
After he had ruled 40 years from Jerusalem,

Good News Translation
He was king in Jerusalem over all Israel for forty years.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The length of Solomon's reign in Jerusalem over all Israel totaled 40 years.

International Standard Version
Solomon reigned over all of Israel from Jerusalem for a total of 40 years.

NET Bible
Solomon ruled over all Israel from Jerusalem for forty years.

New Heart English Bible
The time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The length of Solomon's reign in Jerusalem over all Israel was 40 years.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.

New American Standard 1977
Thus the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the days that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.

King James 2000 Bible
And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.

American King James Version
And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.

American Standard Version
And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the days during which Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel were forty years.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the days that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel, were forty years.

Darby Bible Translation
And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.

English Revised Version
And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.

World English Bible
The time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.

Young's Literal Translation
And the days that Solomon hath reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel are forty years,
Study Bible
The Death of Solomon
41As for the rest of the acts of Solomon—all that he did, as well as his wisdom—are they not written in the Book of the Acts of Solomon? 42Thus, the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years. 43And Solomon rested with his fathers and was buried in the city of his father David. And his son Rehoboam became king in his place.…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 9:30
Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel forty years.

1 Kings 11:43
And Solomon rested with his fathers and was buried in the city of his father David. And his son Rehoboam became king in his place.

Treasury of Scripture

And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.

time [heb] days.

1 Kings 2:11
And the days that David reigned over Israel were forty years: seven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and three years reigned he in Jerusalem.







Lexicon
Thus, the time
וְהַיָּמִ֗ים (wə·hay·yā·mîm)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

that Solomon
שְׁלֹמֹ֤ה (šə·lō·mōh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8010: Solomon -- David's son and successor to his throne

reigned
מָלַ֨ךְ (mā·laḵ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4427: To reign, inceptively, to ascend the throne, to induct into royalty, to take counsel

in Jerusalem
בִירוּשָׁלִַ֙ם֙ (ḇî·rū·šā·lim)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3389: Jerusalem -- probably 'foundation of peace', capital city of all Israel

over
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

[was] forty
אַרְבָּעִ֖ים (’ar·bā·‘îm)
Number - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 705: Forty

years.
שָׁנָֽה׃ (šā·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8141: A year
(42) Forty years.--The reign of Solomon was thus of the same length as that of his father. (See 1Kings 2:11.) The coincidence is curious; but the accurate historical character of the whole narrative forbids the idea that the numbers given are merely round numbers, signifying long duration. Josephus gives eighty years--either by error in his Hebrew text, or perhaps by confusing together the duration of the two reigns.

NOTE.--The insertion in the LXX. version, found in the Vatican MS. after 1Kings 12:24, runs as follows :--

"And there was a man of Mount Ephraim, a servant of Solomon, and his name was Jeroboam; and his mother's name was Sarira, a woman who was a harlot. And Solomon made him taskmaster [literally, "master of the staff," or "scourge"] over the burdens [forced labours] of the house of Joseph; and he built for Solomon Sarira, which is in Mount Ephraim; and he had three hundred chariots. He it was who built the citadel [the "Millo"], by the labours of the house of Ephraim, and completed the fortification of the city of David. And he was exalting himself to seek the kingdom. And Solomon sought to put him to death; so he feared, and stole away to Sousakim [Shishak], king of Egypt, and was with him till the death of Solomon. And Jeroboam heard in Egypt that Solomon was dead, and he spake in the ears of Sousakim, king of Egypt, saying, Send me away, and I will go back to my own land. And Sousakim said to him, Ask of me a request, and I will give it thee. And he gave to Jeroboam Ano, the elder sister of his own wife Thekemina [Tahpenes] to be his wife. She was great among the daughters of the king, and bare to Jeroboam Abias [Abijah] his son. And Jeroboam said to Sousakim, Send me really away, and I will go back. And Jeroboam went forth from Egypt, and came to the land of Sarira, in Mount Ephraim, and there gathered together to him the whole strength of Ephraim. And Jeroboam built there a fortress."

Then follows, with variations of detail, the story of the sickness of Abijah, the visit of Jeroboam's wife to Ahijah, and the message of judgment; corresponding to 1Kings 14:1-18. The narrative then continues thus:--

" And Jeroboam went his way to Shechem, in Mount Ephraim, and gathered together there the tribes of Israel; and Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, went up there. And the word of the Lord came to Shemaiah, the Enlamite, saying. Take to thyself a new garment, which has never been in water, and tear it in ten pieces; and thou shalt give them to Jeroboam, and shalt say to him, Take thee ten pieces, to clothe thyself therewith. And Jeroboam took them; and Shemaiah said, These things saith the Lord, signifying the ten tribes of Israel."

The whole concludes with an account, given with some characteristic variations, of the remonstrance with Rehoboam, the rebellion, and the prohibition by Shemaiah of the intended attack of Rehoboam, corresponding to 1Kings 12:1-24.

This half-independent version of the history is interesting, but obviously far inferior in authority to the Hebrew text. The incidents fit less naturally into each other; the warning of Ahijah as to the destruction of the house of Jeroboam is obviously out of place; and by the ascription to Shemaiah of the prophecy of Jeroboam's royalty, the striking coincidence of the authorship of the two predictions of prosperity and disaster is lost. The record of Shishak's intercourse with Jeroboam is apparently imitated from the history of Hadad at the court of the earlier Pharaoh; and the circumstances of Jeroboam's assumption of royal pretensions are improbable. Josephus, moreover, ignores this version of the story altogether; nor is it found in any other version. Its origin is unknown, and its growth curious enough. But it does not seem to throw much fresh light on the history.

Verse 42. - And the time [Heb. days] that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years. [Josephus, here as elsewhere, doubles the figure, making his reign to have lasted eighty years. It is somewhat remarkable, but affords no just ground for suspicion, that each of the first three kings of Israel should have reigned just forty years. "Such numerical coincidences occur in exact history. Saosduchinus, Chiniladanus, and Nabopolassar, three consecutive kings of Babylon, reigned each twenty-one years" (Rawlinson).] 11:41-43 Solomon's reign was as long as his father's, but his life was not so. Sin shortened his days. If the world, with all its advantages, could satisfy the soul, and afford real joy, Solomon would have found it so. But he was disappointed in all, and to warn us, has left this record of all earthly enjoyments, Vanity and vexation of spirit. The New Testament declares that one greater than Solomon is come to reign over us, and to possess the throne of his father David. May we not see something of Christ's excellency faintly represented to us in this figure?
Jump to Previous
Forty Israel Jerusalem Reigned Solomon Time
Jump to Next
Forty Israel Jerusalem Reigned Solomon Time
Links
1 Kings 11:42 NIV
1 Kings 11:42 NLT
1 Kings 11:42 ESV
1 Kings 11:42 NASB
1 Kings 11:42 KJV

1 Kings 11:42 Bible Apps
1 Kings 11:42 Biblia Paralela
1 Kings 11:42 Chinese Bible
1 Kings 11:42 French Bible
1 Kings 11:42 German Bible

Alphabetical: all forty in Israel Jerusalem over reigned Solomon that the Thus time was years

OT History: 1 Kings 11:42 The time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem (1Ki iKi i Ki 1 Kg 1kg) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
1 Kings 11:41
Top of Page
Top of Page