1 Kings 4:7
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English Standard Version
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.

King James Bible
And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, which provided victuals for the king and his household: each man his month in a year made provision.

American Standard Version
And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who provided victuals for the king and his household: each man had to make provision for a month in the year.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Solomon had twelve governors over all Israel, who provided victuals for the king and for his household: for every one provided necessaries, each man his month in the year.

English Revised Version
And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, which provided victuals for the king and his household: each man had to make provision for a month in the year:

Webster's Bible Translation
And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who provided victuals for the king and his household: each man his month in a year made provision.

1 Kings 4:7 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The Chief Ministers of State. - The list is introduced in 1 Kings 4:1 by the general remark, that "king Solomon was king over all Israel."

1 Kings 4:7 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

officers These are doubtless to be considered as general receivers; for, as Sir John Chardin observes, `the revenues of the princes of the East are paid in the fruits and productions of the earth: there are no other taxes on the peasants.'

each man

1 Chronicles 27:1-15 Now the children of Israel after their number, to wit, the chief fathers and captains of thousands and hundreds...

Cross References
1 Kings 4:5
Azariah the son of Nathan was over the officers; Zabud the son of Nathan was priest and king's friend;

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 4:8
These were their names: Ben-hur, in the hill country of Ephraim;

1 Kings 12:4
"Your father made our yoke heavy. Now therefore lighten the hard service of your father and his heavy yoke on us, and we will serve you."

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