1 Kings 4:1
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English Standard Version
King Solomon was king over all Israel,

King James Bible
So king Solomon was king over all Israel.

American Standard Version
And king Solomon was king over all Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And king Solomon reigned over all Israel:

English Revised Version
And king Solomon was king over all Israel.

Webster's Bible Translation
So king Solomon was king over all Israel.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Solomon's Judicial Wisdom. - As a proof that the Lord had bestowed upon Solomon unusual judicial wisdom, there is appended a decision of his in a very difficult case, in which Solomon had shown extraordinary intelligence. Two harlots living together in one house had each given birth to a child, and one of them had "overlaid" her child in the night while asleep (עליו שׁכבה אשׁר, because she had lain upon it), and had then placed her dead child in the other one's bosom and taken her living child away. When the other woman looked the next morning at the child lying in her bosom, she saw that it was not her own but the other woman's child, whereas the latter maintained the opposite. As they eventually referred the matter in dispute to the king, and each one declared that the living child was her own, the king ordered a sword to be brought, and the living child to be cut in two, and a half given to each. Then the mother of the living child, "because her bowels yearned upon her son," i.e., her maternal love was excited, cried out, "Give her (the other) the living child, but do not slay it;" whereas the latter said, "It shall be neither mine nor thine, cut it in pieces."

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

over all Israel

1 Kings 11:13,35,36 However, I will not rend away all the kingdom; but will give one tribe to your son for David my servant's sake...

1 Kings 12:19,20 So Israel rebelled against the house of David to this day...

2 Samuel 5:5 In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months: and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three years over all Israel and Judah...

1 Chronicles 12:38 All these men of war, that could keep rank, came with a perfect heart to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel...

2 Chronicles 9:30 And Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel forty years.

Ecclesiastes 1:12 I the Preacher was king over Israel in Jerusalem.

Cross References
1 Kings 3:28
And all Israel heard of the judgment that the king had rendered, and they stood in awe of the king, because they perceived that the wisdom of God was in him to do justice.

1 Kings 4:2
and these were his high officials: Azariah the son of Zadok was the priest;

1 Kings 12:6
Then King Rehoboam took counsel with the old men, who had stood before Solomon his father while he was yet alive, saying, "How do you advise me to answer this people?"

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