1 Kings 4:30
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English Standard Version
so that Solomon’s wisdom surpassed the wisdom of all the people 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.

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

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

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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Solomon was able to appropriate all this to his court, because (כּי) he had dominion, etc.;...and (1 Kings 4:25) Israel and Judah enjoyed the blessings of peace during the whole of his reign. הנּהר בּכל־עבר, "over all the other side of the river (Euphrates)," i.e., not the land on the east, but that on the west of the river. This usage of speech is to be explained from the fact that the author of our books, who was living in exile on the other side of the Euphrates, describes the extent of Solomon's kingdom taking that as his starting-point. Solomon's power only extended to the Euphrates, from Tiphsach in the north-east to Gaza in the south-west. תּפסח (crossing, from פּסח) is Thapsacus, a large and wealthy city on the western bank of the Euphrates, at which the armies of the younger Cyrus and Alexander crossed the river (Xen. Anab. i. 4; Arrian, Exped. Alex. iii. 7). Gaza, the southernmost city of the Philistines, the present Guzzeh; see at Joshua 13:3. The הנּהר עבר מלכי are the kings of Syria who were subjugated by David (2 Samuel 8:6 and 2 Samuel 10:19), and of the Philistines (2 Samuel 8:1). "And he had peace on all sides round about." This statement does not "most decidedly contradict 1 Kings 11:23.," as Thenius maintains; for it cannot be proved that according to this passage the revolt of Damascus had taken place before Solomon's reign (Ewald and others; see at 1 Kings 11:23.).

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the children

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

Job 1:3 His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she donkeys...

Daniel 1:20 And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king inquired of them...

Daniel 4:7 Then came in the magicians, the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers: and I told the dream before them...

Daniel 5:11,12 There is a man in your kingdom, in whom is the spirit of the holy gods; and in the days of your father light and understanding and wisdom...

Matthew 2:1,16 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem...

the wisdom of Egypt

Isaiah 19:11,12 Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, the counsel of the wise counsellors of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say you to Pharaoh...

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

Cross References
Acts 7:22
And Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and he was mighty in his words and deeds.

Genesis 29:1
Then Jacob went on his journey and came to the land of the people of the east.

Judges 6:33
Now all the Midianites and the Amalekites and the people of the East came together, and they crossed the Jordan and encamped in the Valley of Jezreel.

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

Ecclesiastes 1:16
I said in my heart, "I have acquired great wisdom, surpassing all who were over Jerusalem before me, and my heart has had great experience of wisdom and knowledge."

Isaiah 19:11
The princes of Zoan are utterly foolish; the wisest counselors of Pharaoh give stupid counsel. How can you say to Pharaoh, "I am a son of the wise, a son of ancient kings"?

Ezekiel 25:4
therefore behold, I am handing you over to the people of the East for a possession, and they shall set their encampments among you and make their dwellings in your midst. They shall eat your fruit, and they shall drink your milk.

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