New International Version
The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this.
King James Bible
And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.
Darby Bible Translation
And the word pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.
World English Bible
The speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.
Young's Literal Translation
And the thing is good in the eyes of the Lord, that Solomon hath asked this thing,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Give - an understanding heart to judge thy people - He did not ask wisdom in general, but the true science of government. This wisdom he sought, and this wisdom he obtained.
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'In Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee. 6. And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto Thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before Thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with Thee; and Thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that Thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day. 7. And now, O Lord my God, Thou hast made Thy servant king instead of David my father: and …
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1 Kings 3:9
So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?"
1 Kings 3:11
So God said to him, "Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice,
He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.
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