1 Kings 10:23
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King Solomon was greater in riches and wisdom than all the other kings of the earth.

King James Bible
So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and for wisdom.

Darby Bible Translation
And king Solomon was greater than all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom.

World English Bible
So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom.

Young's Literal Translation
And king Solomon is greater than any of the kings of the earth for riches and for wisdom,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches - Mr. Reynolds, stating the yearly tribute of Solomon, 666 talents of gold, at about four times as much as his father left him, hence reckons that he had 4,909, 371 8s. 8d. each year, 94,410 19s. 9 1/4d. per week, 13,487 5s. 8d. per day, taking each day, week, and year, one with another.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

exceeded Mr. Reynolds, stating Solomon's income at about four times as much as his father left him, reckons that he had each year

142,242,034l

9s

7d, each week

2,735,423 l

14s

9d. and each day,

390,770l

16s

4d

1 Kings 3:12,13 Behold, I have done according to your words: see, I have given you a wise and an understanding heart...

1 Kings 4:29-34 And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore...

2 Chronicles 9:22,23 And king Solomon passed all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom...

Psalm 89:27 Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.

Ephesians 3:8 To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given...

Colossians 1:18,19 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead...

Colossians 2:2,3 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and to all riches of the full assurance of understanding...

Library
Coming to the King.
"And King Solomon gave unto the Queen of Sheba all her desire, whatsoever she asked, beside that which Solomon gave her of his royal bounty."--1 Kings x. 13. The beautiful history recorded in the chapter from which the above words are quoted is deeply instructive to those who have learned to recognise CHRIST in the Scriptures. The reference to this narrative by our LORD Himself was surely designed to draw our attention to it, and gives it an added interest. The blessings, too, received by the Queen
J. Hudson Taylor—A Ribband of Blue

Of the Weight of Government; and that all Manner of Adversity is to be Despised, and Prosperity Feared.
So much, then, have we briefly said, to shew how great is the weight of government, lest whosoever is unequal to sacred offices of government should dare to profane them, and through lust of pre-eminence undertake a leadership of perdition. For hence it is that James affectionately deters us, saying, Be not made many masters, my brethren (James iii. 1). Hence the Mediator between God and man Himself--He who, transcending the knowledge and understanding even of supernal spirits, reigns in heaven
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Kings
The book[1] of Kings is strikingly unlike any modern historical narrative. Its comparative brevity, its curious perspective, and-with some brilliant exceptions--its relative monotony, are obvious to the most cursory perusal, and to understand these things is, in large measure, to understand the book. It covers a period of no less than four centuries. Beginning with the death of David and the accession of Solomon (1 Kings i., ii.) it traverses his reign with considerable fulness (1 Kings iii.-xi.),
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
1 Kings 3:12
I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be.

1 Kings 3:13
Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for--both wealth and honor--so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings.

1 Kings 4:30
Solomon's wisdom was greater than the wisdom of all the people of the East, and greater than all the wisdom of Egypt.

Ecclesiastes 1:16
I said to myself, "Look, I have increased in wisdom more than anyone who has ruled over Jerusalem before me; I have experienced much of wisdom and knowledge."

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