1 Kings 4:7
New International Version
Solomon had twelve district governors over all Israel, who supplied provisions for the king and the royal household. Each one had to provide supplies for one month in the year.

New Living Translation
Solomon also had twelve district governors who were over all Israel. They were responsible for providing food for the king's household. Each of them arranged provisions for one month of the year.

English Standard Version
Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who provided food for the king and his household. Each man had to make provision for one month in the year.

Berean Study Bible
Solomon had twelve governors over all Israel to provide food for the king and his household. Each one would arrange provisions for one month of the year,

New American Standard Bible
Solomon had twelve deputies over all Israel, who provided for the king and his household; each man had to provide for a month in the year.

King James Bible
And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, which provided victuals for the king and his household: each man his month in a year made provision.

Christian Standard Bible
Solomon had twelve deputies for all Israel. They provided food for the king and his household; each one made provision for one month out of the year.

Contemporary English Version
Solomon chose twelve regional officers, who took turns bringing food for him and his household. Each officer provided food from his region for one month of the year.

Good News Translation
Solomon appointed twelve men as district governors in Israel. They were to provide food from their districts for the king and his household, each man being responsible for one month out of the year.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Solomon had 12 deputies for all Israel. They provided food for the king and his household; each one made provision for one month out of the year.

International Standard Version
Solomon also appointed twelve governors over all of Israel, each of whom were responsible for providing one month's food provisions to the king and to his administration during each year.

NET Bible
Solomon had twelve district governors appointed throughout Israel who acquired supplies for the king and his palace. Each was responsible for one month in the year.

New Heart English Bible
Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who provided food for the king and his household: each man had to make provision for a month in the year.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Solomon appointed 12 district governors in Israel. They were to provide food for the king and his palace. Each one had to supply food for one month every year.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who provided victuals for the king and his household: each man had to make provision for a month in the year.

New American Standard 1977
And Solomon had twelve deputies over all Israel, who provided for the king and his household; each man had to provide for a month in the year.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who maintained the king and his household. Each one of them made provision for one month in the year.

King James 2000 Bible
And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who provided food for the king and his household: each man his month in a year made provision.

American King James Version
And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, which provided victuals for the king and his household: each man his month in a year made provision.

American Standard Version
And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who provided victuals for the king and his household: each man had to make provision for a month in the year.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, to provide for the king and his household; each one's turn came to supply for a month in the year.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Solomon had twelve governors over all Israel, who provided victuals for the king and for his household: for every one provided necessaries, each man his month in the year.

Darby Bible Translation
And Solomon had twelve superintendents over all Israel; and they provided food for the king and his household: each man his month in the year had to make provision.

English Revised Version
And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, which provided victuals for the king and his household: each man had to make provision for a month in the year:

Webster's Bible Translation
And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who provided victuals for the king and his household: each man his month in a year made provision.

World English Bible
Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who provided food for the king and his household: each man had to make provision for a month in the year.

Young's Literal Translation
And Solomon hath twelve officers over all Israel, and they have sustained the king and his household -- a month in the year is on each one for sustenance;
Study Bible
Solomon's Twelve Officers
7Solomon had twelve governors over all Israel to provide food for the king and his household. Each one would arrange provisions for one month of the year, 8and these were their names: Ben-hur, in the hill country of Ephraim;…
Cross References
1 Kings 4:5
Azariah son of Nathan was in charge of the governors; Zabud son of Nathan was a priest and adviser to the king;

1 Kings 4:6
Ahishar was in charge of the palace; and Adoniram son of Abda was in charge of the labor force.

1 Kings 4:8
and these were their names: Ben-hur, in the hill country of Ephraim;

1 Kings 12:4
"Your father put a heavy yoke on us. But now you should lighten the burden of your father's service and the heavy yoke he put on us, and we will serve you."

Treasury of Scripture

And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, which provided victuals for the king and his household: each man his month in a year made provision.

each man

1 Chronicles 27:1-15
Now the children of Israel after their number, to wit, the chief fathers and captains of thousands and hundreds, and their officers that served the king in any matter of the courses, which came in and went out month by month throughout all the months of the year, of every course were twenty and four thousand…







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

had twelve
שְׁנֵים־ (šə·nêm-)
Number - md
Strong's Hebrew 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

governors
נִצָּבִים֙ (niṣ·ṣā·ḇîm)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5324: To take one's stand, stand

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

to provide food
וְכִלְכְּל֥וּ (wə·ḵil·kə·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3557: To keep in, to measure, to maintain

for the king
הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

and his household.
בֵּית֑וֹ (bê·ṯōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

[Each] one
הָאֶחָ֖ד (hā·’e·ḥāḏ)
Article | Number - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 259: United, one, first

would arrange provisions
לְכַלְכֵּֽל׃ (lə·ḵal·kêl)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 3557: To keep in, to measure, to maintain

for one month
חֹ֧דֶשׁ (ḥō·ḏeš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2320: The new moon, a month

of the year,
בַּשָּׁנָ֛ה (baš·šā·nāh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8141: A year
(7) Provided victuals for the king and his household.--This denotes the collection of revenue--mostly, no doubt, in kind--for the maintenance of the Court and household and guards of the king; and perhaps may have included also the management of the royal domain lands, such as is described under David's reign in 1Chronicles 26:25-31. It is curious that in five cases only the patronymic of the officer is given, probably from some defect in the archives from which this chapter is evidently drawn. The office must have been of high importance and dignity, for in two cases (1Kings 4:11; 1Kings 4:15) the holders of it were married into the royal house. The provinces over which they had authority--nine on the west and three on the east of Jordan--coincide only in a few cases with the lands assigned to the several tribes. It is not unlikely that by this time much of the tribal division of territory had become obsolete although we see from 1Chronicles 27:16-22, that for chieftainship over men, and for levy in war, it still remained in force.

Verse 7. - And Solomon had twelve officers [lit., persons "placed" or "set over" others, i.e., superintendents. The term is used of Doeg (1 Samuel 22:9). They were twelve, not because of the twelve tribes, but the twelve months] over all Israel, which provided victuals for [Heb. nourished] the king and his household: each man his month in a year made provision [lit., a month in the year it was (i.e., devolved) upon each to nourish. It has been thought by some that these superintendents were also governors of provinces (ἡΓενισισόνες καὶ σταηγοί, Jos. Ant. 8:2, 3), as well as purveyors. But of this nothing is said in the text. Their principal function was to collect the royal dues or taxes which were evidently paid, as they still are in the East, in kind]. 4:1-19 In the choice of the great officers of Solomon's court, no doubt, his wisdom appeared. Several are the same that were in his father's time. A plan was settled by which no part of the country was exhausted to supply his court, though each sent its portion.
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