1 Kings 4:4
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English Standard Version
Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was in command of the army; Zadok and Abiathar were priests;

King James Bible
And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the host: and Zadok and Abiathar were the priests:

American Standard Version
and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the host; and Zadok and Abiathar were priests;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Banaias the son of Joiada, over the army: and Sadoc and Abiathar priests.

English Revised Version
and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the host; and Zadok and Abiathar were priests;

Webster's Bible Translation
And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the army: and Zadok and Abiathar were the priests:

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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

Benaiah

1 Kings 2:35 And the king put Benaiah the son of Jehoiada in his room over the host: and Zadok the priest did the king put in the room of Abiathar.

Zadok

1 Kings 2:26,27,35 And to Abiathar the priest said the king, Get you to Anathoth, to your own fields; for you are worthy of death...

Cross References
2 Samuel 8:18
and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites, and David's sons were priests.

2 Samuel 20:25
and Sheva was secretary; and Zadok and Abiathar were priests;

1 Kings 2:27
So Solomon expelled Abiathar from being priest to the LORD, thus fulfilling the word of the LORD that he had spoken concerning the house of Eli in Shiloh.

1 Kings 2:35
The king put Benaiah the son of Jehoiada over the army in place of Joab, and the king put Zadok the priest in the place of Abiathar.

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