1 Kings 4:26
New International Version
Solomon had four thousand stalls for chariot horses, and twelve thousand horses.

New Living Translation
Solomon had 4,000 stalls for his chariot horses, and he had 12,000 horses.

English Standard Version
Solomon also had 40,000 stalls of horses for his chariots, and 12,000 horsemen.

Berean Study Bible
Solomon had four thousand stalls for his chariot horses and twelve thousand horses.

New American Standard Bible
Solomon had 40,000 stalls of horses for his chariots, and 12,000 horsemen.

King James Bible
And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.

Christian Standard Bible
Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.

Contemporary English Version
Solomon had 40,000 stalls of chariot horses and 12,000 chariot soldiers.

Good News Translation
Solomon had forty thousand stalls for his chariot horses and twelve thousand cavalry horses.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Solomon had 40,000 stalls of horses for his chariots, and 12,000 horsemen.

International Standard Version
Solomon owned 40,000 stalls for the horses that drove his chariots, and he employed 12,000 men to drive them.

NET Bible
Solomon had 4,000 stalls for his chariot horses and 12,000 horses.

New Heart English Bible
Solomon had four thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Solomon had stalls for 40,000 chariot horses. He also had 12,000 chariot soldiers.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.

New American Standard 1977
And Solomon had 40,000 stalls of horses for his chariots, and 12,000 horsemen.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Solomon had forty thousand horses in his stables for his chariots and twelve thousand horsemen.

King James 2000 Bible
And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.

American King James Version
And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.

American Standard Version
And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of chariot horses, and twelve thou- sand for the saddle.

Darby Bible Translation
And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.

English Revised Version
And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.

World English Bible
Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.

Young's Literal Translation
And Solomon hath forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.
Study Bible
Solomon's Wealth
25Throughout the days of Solomon, Judah and Israel lived in safety from Dan to Beersheba, each man under his own vine and his own fig tree. 26Solomon had four thousand stalls for his chariot horses and twelve thousand horses. 27Each month the governors in turn provided food for King Solomon and all who came to his table. They saw to it that nothing was lacking.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 17:16
But the king must not acquire many horses for himself or send the people back to Egypt to acquire more horses, for the LORD has told you, 'You are never to go back that way again.'

1 Kings 4:27
Each month the governors in turn provided food for King Solomon and all who came to his table. They saw to it that nothing was lacking.

1 Kings 9:19
as well as all the store cities that Solomon had for his chariots and horses--whatever he desired to build in Jerusalem, Lebanon, and throughout the land of his dominion.

1 Kings 10:26
Solomon accumulated 1,400 chariots and 12,000 horses, which he stationed in the chariot cities and also with him in Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 1:14
Solomon accumulated 1,400 chariots and 12,000 horses, which he stationed in the chariot cities and also with him in Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 9:25
Solomon had 4,000 stalls for horses and chariots, and 12,000 horses, which he stationed in the chariot cities and also with him in Jerusalem.

Treasury of Scripture

And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.

forty thousand

1 Kings 10:25,26
And they brought every man his present, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and garments, and armour, and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year…

Deuteronomy 17:16
But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.

2 Samuel 8:4
And David took from him a thousand chariots, and seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: and David houghed all the chariot horses, but reserved of them for an hundred chariots.







Lexicon
Solomon
לִשְׁלֹמֹ֗ה (liš·lō·mōh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8010: Solomon -- David's son and successor to his throne

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

four
אַרְבָּעִ֥ים (’ar·bā·‘îm)
Number - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 705: Forty

thousand
אֶ֛לֶף (’e·lep̄)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 505: A thousand

stalls
אֻרְוֺ֥ת (’ur·wōṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 723: A herding-place for, an animal

for his chariot
לְמֶרְכָּב֑וֹ (lə·mer·kā·ḇōw)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4817: A chariot, riding seat

horses
סוּסִ֖ים (sū·sîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5483: A swallow, swift (type of bird)

and twelve
וּשְׁנֵים־ (ū·šə·nêm-)
Conjunctive waw | Number - md
Strong's Hebrew 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

thousand
אֶ֖לֶף (’e·lep̄)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 505: A thousand

horses.
פָּרָשִֽׁים׃ (pā·rā·šîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6571: A steed, a driver, cavalry
(26) Forty thousand.--By comparison with the parallel passage in 2Chronicles 9:25, and with the notice in 1Kings 10:26 (one thousand four hundred), it seems clear that for "forty thousand" "four thousand" should be read. They were kept in various "chariot cities," as well as at Jerusalem. This multiplication of horses and horsemen--forbidden to the future king in Deuteronomy 17:16, but foretold by Samuel at the inauguration of the kingdom (1Samuel 8:11-12)--is significant of military conquest and an extended empire. The Israelite armies, in frequent contradistinction from their enemies, had been hitherto mainly of infantry; and in Joshua 11:9 the chariots and horses captured were not used, but destroyed, "as the Lord bade Joshua." Such armies were powerful for defence, not for invasion. Now, as it would seem for the first time, this provision of the ancient law, like many others, was set aside, and Solomon's empire assumed the character of other great Oriental monarchies.

Verse 26. - And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses [40,000 is certainly a clerical error, probably for 4000 (i.e., אַרְבָּיעים for אַרְבָּעָה). For

(1) in the parallel passage in Chronicles the number is stated as 4000.

(2) 4000 agrees, and 40,000 does not, with the other numbers here given.

The chariots, e.g., numbered 1400; the horsemen 12,000. Now for 1400 chariots the proper allowance of horses would be about 4000. We see from the monuments that it was customary to yoke two horses (seldom three) to a chariot; but a third or supernumerary horse was provided to meet emergencies or accidents. 4000 horses would hence be a liberal provision for Solomon's chariots, and it would also agree well with the number of his cavalry. 12,000 cavalry and 40,000 chariot horses are out of all proportion. As to stalls, it seems clear that in ancient, as in modern times, each horse had a separate crib (Vegetins in Bochart, quoted by Keil). Gesenius, however, understands by אֻרְות, not stalls, but teams, or pairs] for his chariots [or chariotry: the word is singular and collective] and twelve hundred horsemen [rather, horses, i.e., riding or cavalry, as distinguished from chariot horses above. See note on 1 Kings 1:5. It has been supposed that this warlike provision is mentioned to account for the peace ("si vis pacem, para bellum") of Solomon's reign, and was designed to overawe the tributary kings. But it is more probable that the idea of the historian was, partly to exhibit the pomp and circumstance of Israel's greatest king, and partly to record a contravention of the law (Deuteronomy 17:16), which was one of the precursors of his fall]. 4:20-28 Never did the crown of Israel shine so bright, as when Solomon wore it. He had peace on all sides. Herein, his kingdom was a type of the Messiah's; for to Him it is promised that he shall have the heathen for his inheritance, and that princes shall worship him. The spiritual peace, and joy, and holy security, of all the faithful subjects of the Lord Jesus, were typified by that of Israel. The kingdom of God is not, as Solomon's was, meat and drink, but, what is infinitely better, righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. The vast number of his attendants, and the great resort to him, are shown by the provision daily made. Herein Christ far outdoes Solomon, that he feeds all his subjects, not with the bread that perishes, but with that which endures to eternal life.
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