1 Kings 10:8
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How happy your people must be! How happy your officials, who continually stand before you and hear your wisdom!

King James Bible
Happy are thy men, happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and that hear thy wisdom.

Darby Bible Translation
Happy are thy men! happy are these thy servants, who stand continually before thee, who hear thy wisdom!

World English Bible
Happy are your men, happy are these your servants, who stand continually before you, who hear your wisdom.

Young's Literal Translation
O the happiness of thy men, O the happiness of thy servants -- these -- who are standing before thee continually, who are hearing thy wisdom!

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Happy are thy men - All these are very natural expressions from a person in her state of mind.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

happy are these

2 Chronicles 9:7,8 Happy are your men, and happy are these your servants, which stand continually before you, and hear your wisdom...

Proverbs 3:13,14 Happy is the man that finds wisdom, and the man that gets understanding...

Proverbs 8:34 Blessed is the man that hears me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.

Proverbs 10:21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.

Proverbs 13:20 He that walks with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

Luke 10:39-42 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word...

Luke 11:28,31 But he said, Yes rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it...

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 10:7
But I did not believe these things until I came and saw with my own eyes. Indeed, not even half was told me; in wisdom and wealth you have far exceeded the report I heard.

Proverbs 8:34
Blessed are those who listen to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway.

Proverbs 22:29
Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before officials of low rank.

Jeremiah 40:10
I myself will stay at Mizpah to represent you before the Babylonians who come to us, but you are to harvest the wine, summer fruit and olive oil, and put them in your storage jars, and live in the towns you have taken over."

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