1 Kings 4:5
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English Standard Version
Azariah the son of Nathan was over the officers; Zabud the son of Nathan was priest and king’s friend;

King James Bible
And Azariah the son of Nathan was over the officers: and Zabud the son of Nathan was principal officer, and the king's friend:

American Standard Version
and Azariah the son of Nathan was over the officers; and Zabud the son of Nathan was chief minister, and the king's friend;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Azarias the son of Nathan, over them that were about the king: Zabud, the son of Nathan the priest, the king's friend:

English Revised Version
and Azariah the son of Nathan was over the officers; and Zabud the son of Nathan was priest, and the king's friend;

Webster's Bible Translation
And Azariah the son of Nathan was over the officers: and Zabud the son of Nathan was principal officer, and the king's friend:

1 Kings 4:5 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Solomon saw from this which was the mother of the living child, and handed it over to her.

(Note: Grotius observes on this: "The ἀγχίνοια of Solomon was shown by this to be very great. There is a certain similarity in the account of Ariopharnis, king of the Thracians, who, when three persons claimed to be the sons of the king of the Cimmerii, decided that he was the son who would not obey the command to cast javelins at his father's corpse. The account is given by Diodorus Siculus.")

1 Kings 4:5 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

son of Nathan

1 Kings 1:10 But Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah, and the mighty men, and Solomon his brother, he called not.

2 Samuel 7:2 That the king said to Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in an house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells within curtains.

2 Samuel 12:1-15,25 And the LORD sent Nathan to David. And he came to him, and said to him, There were two men in one city; the one rich...

the officers

1 Kings 4:7 And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, which provided victuals for the king and his household...

the principal

2 Samuel 8:18 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over both the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and David's sons were chief rulers.

2 Samuel 20:26 And Ira also the Jairite was a chief ruler about David.

the king's

2 Samuel 15:37 So Hushai David's friend came into the city, and Absalom came into Jerusalem.

2 Samuel 16:16 And it came to pass, when Hushai the Archite, David's friend, was come to Absalom, that Hushai said to Absalom, God save the king...

2 Samuel 19:37,38 Let your servant, I pray you, turn back again, that I may die in my own city, and be buried by the grave of my father and of my mother...

1 Chronicles 27:33 And Ahithophel was the king's counselor: and Hushai the Archite was the king's companion:

Proverbs 22:11 He that loves pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.

John 13:23 Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.

John 15:14,15 You are my friends, if you do whatever I command you...

James 2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled which said, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed to him for righteousness...

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

1 Kings 4:7
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.

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