1 Kings 10:7
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
"Nevertheless I did not believeהֶאֱמַ֣נְתִּי
(he·'e·man·ti)
539: to confirm, supporta prim. root
the reports,לַדְּבָרִ֗ים
(lad·de·va·rim)
1697: speech, wordfrom dabar
untilעַ֤ד
(ad)
5704: as far as, even to, up to, until, whilefrom adah
I cameבָּ֙אתִי֙
(ba·ti)
935: to come in, come, go in, goa prim. root
and my eyesעֵינַ֔י
(ei·nai,)
5869: an eyeof uncertain derivation
had seenוַתִּרְאֶ֣ינָה
(vat·tir·'ei·nah)
7200: to seea prim. root
it. And behold,וְהִנֵּ֥ה
(ve·hin·neh)
2009: lo! behold!prol. of hen
the halfהַחֵ֑צִי
(ha·che·tzi;)
2677: halffrom chatsah
was not toldהֻגַּד־
(hug·gad-)
5046: to be conspicuousa prim. root
me. You exceedהֹוסַ֤פְתָּ
(ho·v·saf·ta)
3254: to adda prim. root
[in] wisdomחָכְמָה֙
(cha·che·mah)
2451: wisdomfrom chakam
and prosperityוָטֹ֔וב
(va·to·vv,)
2896b: a good thing, benefit, welfarefrom tob
the reportהַשְּׁמוּעָ֖ה
(ha·she·mu·'ah)
8052: a reportfrom shama
whichאֲשֶׁ֥ר
(a·sher)
834: who, which, thata prim. pronoun
I heard.שָׁמָֽעְתִּי׃
(sha·ma·'e·ti.)
8085: to heara prim. root







KJV Lexicon
Howbeit I believed
'aman  (aw-man')
to build up or support; to foster as a parent or nurse; figuratively to render (or be) firm or faithful, to trust or believe, to be permanent or quiet; morally to be true or certain
not the words
dabar  (daw-baw')
a word; by implication, a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially, a cause
until I came
bow'  (bo)
to go or come (in a wide variety of applications)
and mine eyes
`ayin  (ah'-yin)
an eye; by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape)
had seen
ra'ah  (raw-aw')
to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative)surely, think, view, visions.
it and behold the half
chetsiy  (khay-tsee')
the half or middle -- half, middle, mid(-night), midst, part, two parts.
was not told
nagad  (naw-gad')
to front, i.e. stand boldly out opposite; by implication (causatively), to manifest; figuratively, to announce (always by word of mouth to one present); specifically, to expose, predict, explain, praise
me thy wisdom
chokmah  (khok-maw')
wisdom (in a good sense) -- skilful, wisdom, wisely, wit.
and prosperity
towb  (tobe)
good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun
exceedeth
yacaph  (yaw-saf')
to add or augment (often adverbial, to continue to do a thing)
the fame
shmuw`ah  (sehm-oo-aw')
something heard, i.e. an announcement -- bruit, doctrine, fame, mentioned, news, report, rumor, tidings.
which I heard
shama`  (shaw-mah')
to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell, etc.)
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"Nevertheless I did not believe the reports, until I came and my eyes had seen it. And behold, the half was not told me. You exceed in wisdom and prosperity the report which I heard.

King James Bible
Howbeit I believed not the words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the half was not told me: thy wisdom and prosperity exceedeth the fame which I heard.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But I didn't believe the reports until I came and saw with my own eyes. Indeed, I was not even told half. Your wisdom and prosperity far exceed the report I heard.

International Standard Version
"but I didn't believe it at first! But then I came here and I've seen it for myself! It's amazing! I wasn't told half of what's really great about your wisdom. You're far better in person than what the reports have said about you!

NET Bible
I did not believe these things until I came and saw them with my own eyes. Indeed, I didn't hear even half the story! Your wisdom and wealth surpass what was reported to me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But I didn't believe the reports until I came and saw it with my own eyes. I wasn't even told half of it. Your wisdom and wealth surpass the stories I've heard.

King James 2000 Bible
However I believed not the words, until I came, and my eyes had seen it: and, behold, the half was not told me: your wisdom and prosperity exceeds the fame which I heard.
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