1 Kings 4:30
New International Version
Solomon's wisdom was greater than the wisdom of all the people of the East, and greater than all the wisdom of Egypt.

New Living Translation
In fact, his wisdom exceeded that of all the wise men of the East and the wise men of Egypt.

English Standard Version
so that Solomon’s wisdom surpassed the wisdom of all the people of the east and all the wisdom of Egypt.

Berean Study Bible
Solomon’s wisdom was greater than that of all the men of the East, greater than all the wisdom of Egypt.

New American Standard Bible
Solomon's wisdom surpassed the wisdom of all the sons of the east and all the wisdom of Egypt.

King James Bible
And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt.

Christian Standard Bible
Solomon's wisdom was greater than the wisdom of all the people of the East, greater than all the wisdom of Egypt.

Good News Translation
Solomon was wiser than the wise men of the East or the wise men of Egypt.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Solomon's wisdom was greater than the wisdom of all the people of the East, greater than all the wisdom of Egypt.

International Standard Version
Solomon was wiser than any of the eastern leaders and wiser than anyone in Egypt.

NET Bible
Solomon was wiser than all the men of the east and all the sages of Egypt.

New Heart English Bible
Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east, and all the wisdom of Egypt.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Solomon's wisdom was greater than that of all the eastern people and all the wisdom of the Egyptians.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east, and all the wisdom of Egypt.

New American Standard 1977
And Solomon’s wisdom surpassed the wisdom of all the sons of the east and all the wisdom of Egypt.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the sons of the east and all the wisdom of the Egyptians.

King James 2000 Bible
And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt.

American King James Version
And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt.

American Standard Version
And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east, and all the wisdom of Egypt.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Solomon abounded greatly beyond the wisdom of all the ancients, and beyond all the wise men of Egypt.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the wisdom of Solomon surpassed the wisdom of all the Orientals, and of the Egyptians,

Darby Bible Translation
And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the sons of the east, and all the wisdom of Egypt.

English Revised Version
And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east, and all the wisdom of Egypt.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt.

World English Bible
Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east, and all the wisdom of Egypt.

Young's Literal Translation
and the wisdom of Solomon is greater than the wisdom of any of the sons of the east, and than all the wisdom of Egypt;
Study Bible
Solomon's Wisdom
29And God gave Solomon wisdom, exceedingly deep insight, and understanding beyond measure, like the sand on the seashore. 30Solomon’s wisdom was greater than that of all the men of the East, greater than all the wisdom of Egypt. 31He was wiser than all men—wiser than Ethan the Ezrahite, and wiser than Heman, Calcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol. And his fame spread throughout the surrounding nations.…
Cross References
Acts 7:22
So Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in speech and action.

Genesis 29:1
Jacob resumed his journey and came to the land of the sons of the east.

Judges 6:33
Then all the Midianites, Amalekites, and other people of the East gathered together, crossed over the Jordan, and camped in the Valley of Jezreel.

1 Kings 10:23
So King Solomon surpassed all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom.

Ecclesiastes 1:16
I said to myself, "Behold, I have grown and increased in wisdom beyond all those before me who were over Jerusalem, and my mind has observed a wealth of wisdom and knowledge."

Isaiah 19:11
The princes of Zoan are mere fools; Pharaoh's wise counselors give senseless advice. How can you say to Pharaoh, "I am one of the wise, a son of eastern kings"?

Ezekiel 25:4
therefore I will indeed give you as a possession to the people of the east. They will set up their encampments and pitch their tents among you. They will eat your fruit and drink your milk.

Daniel 1:20
In every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king consulted them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his entire kingdom.

Treasury of Scripture

And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt.

the children

Genesis 25:6
But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country.

Job 1:3
His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east.

Daniel 1:20
And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king inquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm.

the wisdom of Egypt

Isaiah 19:11,12
Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, the counsel of the wise counsellers of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say ye unto Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings? …

Acts 7:22
And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds.







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

wisdom
חָכְמַ֣ת (ḥā·ḵə·maṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2451: Wisdom

was greater than
וַתֵּ֙רֶב֙ (wat·tê·reḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7235: To be or become much, many or great

[that]
מֵֽחָכְמַ֖ת (mê·ḥā·ḵə·maṯ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2451: Wisdom

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

the men
בְּנֵי־ (bə·nê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

of the East,
קֶ֑דֶם (qe·ḏem)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6924: The front, of place, time

greater than all
וּמִכֹּ֖ל (ū·mik·kōl)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the wisdom
חָכְמַ֥ת (ḥā·ḵə·maṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2451: Wisdom

of Egypt.
מִצְרָֽיִם׃ (miṣ·rā·yim)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4714: Egypt -- a son of Ham, also his descendants and their country in Northwest Africa
(30-34) The whole passage implies a general growth of wisdom, a largeness of knowledge, and an outburst of literature, of which, as usual with great men, Solomon is at once the child and the leader.

(30) The wisdom of all the children of the east.--The phrase "children of the east" is apparently used (see Genesis 29:1; Judges 6:3; Judges 6:33; Judges 7:12; Judges 8:10) for the tribes of the country lying between the country of Israel and Mesopotamia. Of these "men of the east," Job is expressly said to be one, and among the chief (Job 1:3), What their wisdom was, the utterances of Job and his friends may testify, showing as they do large knowledge of nature and of man, speculating on the deepest moral questions, and throughout resting, though with an awe greater than was felt within the circle of the Abrahamic covenant, upon the consciousness of the one God. The Book of Job also shows that this wisdom was not unconnected with the proverbial "wisdom of Egypt," with which it is here joined. The Egyptian wisdom (as the monuments show) was a part of a more advanced and elaborate civilisation, enriched by learning and culture, and manifesting itself in art and science, but perhaps less free and vigorous than the simpler patriarchal wisdom of the children of the east.

Verse 30. - And Solomon's wisdom excelled [or exceeded; same word as in ver. 29] the wisdom of all the children of the east country [By the Beni-Kedem we are hardly to understand (with Rawlinson) a distinct tribe on the banks of the Euphrates. It is true that the land of the Beni-Kedem is identified with Haran or Mesopotamia (Genesis 29:1), and the mountains of Kedem (Numbers 23:7) are evidently those of Aram. It is also true that "the children of the East" are apparently distinguished from the Amalekites and Midianites (Judges 6:8, 33; Judges 7:12; Judges 8:10). It is probable, nevertheless, that the name is here employed to designate all the Arabian tribes east and southeast of Palestine - Sabaeans, Idumeans, Temanites, Chaldeans. What their wisdom was like, we may see in the Book of Job. Cf. Jeremiah 49:7; Obadiah 1:8] and all the wisdom of Egypt. [The learning of Egypt was of great repute in the Old World. It differed very considerably from the wisdom of Kedem, being scientific rather than gnomic (Isaiah 19:11, 12; Isaiah 31:2, 8; Acts 7:22) and including geometry, astronomy, magic, and medicine. See Jos., Ant. 8:02.5; Herod. 2:109. 160. Wilkinson, "Ancient Egyptians" vol. 2. pp. 316-465. 4:29-34 Solomon's wisdom was more his glory than his wealth. He had what is here called largeness of heart, for the heart is often put for the powers of the mind. He had the gift of utterance, as well as wisdom. It is very desirable, that those who have large gifts of any kind, should have large hearts to use them for the good of others. What treasures of wisdom and knowledge are lost! But every sort of knowledge that is needful for salvation is to be found in the holy Scriptures. There came persons from all parts, who were more eager after knowledge than their neighbours, to hear the wisdom of Solomon. Solomon was herein a type of Christ, in whom are hid all treasures of wisdom and knowledge; and hid for us, for he is made of God to us, wisdom. Christ's fame shall spread through all the earth, and men of all nations shall come to him, learn of him, and take upon them his easy yoke, and find rest for their souls.
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