2 Chronicles 9:23
New International Version
All the kings of the earth sought audience with Solomon to hear the wisdom God had put in his heart.

New Living Translation
Kings from every nation came to consult him and to hear the wisdom God had given him.

English Standard Version
And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon to hear his wisdom, which God had put into his mind.

Berean Study Bible
All the kings of the earth sought an audience with Solomon to hear the wisdom that God had put in his heart.

King James Bible
And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, that God had put in his heart.

New King James Version
And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.

New American Standard Bible
And all the kings of the earth were seeking the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom which God had put in his heart.

NASB 1995
And all the kings of the earth were seeking the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom which God had put in his heart.

NASB 1977
And all the kings of the earth were seeking the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom which God had put in his heart.

Amplified Bible
And all the kings of the earth were seeking the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom which God had put into his heart.

Christian Standard Bible
All the kings of the world wanted an audience with Solomon to hear the wisdom God had put in his heart.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
All the kings of the world wanted an audience with Solomon to hear the wisdom God had put in his heart.

American Standard Version
And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And all the Kings of the Earth were seeking to see the face of Solomon and to hear the wisdom that LORD JEHOVAH put in his heart.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And all the kings of the earth desired to see the face of Solomon, that they might hear the wisdom which God had given in his heart.

English Revised Version
And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.

Good News Translation
They all consulted him, to hear the wisdom that God had given him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All the kings of the world wanted to listen to the wisdom that God gave Solomon.

International Standard Version
All the kings of the earth continued to seek audiences with Solomon so they could hear the wise things that God had put in his heart.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.

Literal Standard Version
and all the kings of the earth are seeking the presence of Solomon to hear his wisdom that God has put in his heart,

NET Bible
All the kings of the earth wanted to visit Solomon to see him display his God-given wisdom.

New Heart English Bible
All the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.

World English Bible
All the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.

Young's Literal Translation
and all the kings of the earth are seeking the presence of Solomon to hear his wisdom that God hath put in his heart,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Solomon's Wealth and Splendor
22So King Solomon surpassed all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom. 23All the kings of the earth sought an audience with Solomon to hear the wisdom that God had put in his heart. 24Year after year, each visitor would bring his tribute: articles of silver and gold, clothing, weapons, spices, horses, and mules.…

Cross References
1 Kings 4:34
So men of all nations came to listen to Solomon's wisdom, sent by all the kings of the earth, who had heard of his wisdom.

2 Chronicles 9:22
So King Solomon surpassed all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom.

2 Chronicles 9:24
Year after year, each visitor would bring his tribute: articles of silver and gold, clothing, weapons, spices, horses, and mules.


Treasury of Scripture

And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, that God had put in his heart.

sought

2 Chronicles 9:6,7
Howbeit I believed not their words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the one half of the greatness of thy wisdom was not told me: for thou exceedest the fame that I heard…

1 Kings 4:34
And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, which had heard of his wisdom.

Isaiah 11:2,10
And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; …

God

2 Chronicles 1:10-12
Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great? …

1 Kings 3:28
And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do judgment.

Proverbs 2:6
For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.









(23) All the kings of the earth.--Explanatory of "all the earth were seeking" (Kings). The earth, an expression defined in 2Chronicles 9:26.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
All
וְכֹל֙ (wə·ḵōl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the kings
מַלְכֵ֣י (mal·ḵê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 4428: A king

of the earth
הָאָ֔רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

sought
מְבַקְשִׁ֖ים (mə·ḇaq·šîm)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 1245: To search out, to strive after

an audience
פְּנֵ֣י (pə·nê)
Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

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

to hear
לִשְׁמֹ֙עַ֙ (liš·mō·a‘)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

the wisdom
חָכְמָת֔וֹ (ḥā·ḵə·mā·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 2451: Wisdom

that
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

God
הָאֱלֹהִ֖ים (hā·’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

had put
נָתַ֥ן (nā·ṯan)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

in his heart.
בְּלִבּֽוֹ׃ (bə·lib·bōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre


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