New International Version
Solomon had twelve district governors over all Israel, who supplied provisions for the king and the royal household. Each one had to provide supplies 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.
Darby Bible Translation
And Solomon had twelve superintendents over all Israel; and they provided food for the king and his household: each man his month in the year had to make provision.
World English Bible
Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who provided food for the king and his household: each man had to make provision for a month in the year.
Young's Literal Translation
And Solomon hath twelve officers over all Israel, and they have sustained the king and his household -- a month in the year is on each one for sustenance;
1 Kings 4:7 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Twelve officers - The business of these twelve officers was to provide daily, each for a month, those provisions which were consumed in the king's household; see 1 Kings 4:22, 1 Kings 4:23. And the task for such a daily provision was not an easy one.
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.'
LibraryThe Great Gain of Godliness
'And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beer-sheba, all the days of Solomon. 26. And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen. 27. And those officers provided victual for king Solomon, and for all that came unto king Solomon's table, every man in his month: they lacked nothing. 28. Barley also and straw for the horses and dromedaries brought they unto the place where the officers were, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Pride of Prosperity
A vision of Judgement and Cleansing
The Historical Books.
1 Kings 4:5
Azariah son of Nathan--in charge of the district governors; Zabud son of Nathan--a priest and adviser to the king;
1 Kings 4:6
Ahishar--palace administrator; Adoniram son of Abda--in charge of forced labor.
1 Kings 4:8
These are their names: Ben-Hur--in the hill country of Ephraim;
1 Kings 12:4
"Your father put a heavy yoke on us, but now lighten the harsh labor and the heavy yoke he put on us, and we will serve you."
Jump to PreviousDeputies District Food Governors House Household Israel Month Needed Officers Overseers Provide Provided Provision Provisions Responsible Royal Solomon Stores Supplied Sustained Twelve Victuals
Jump to NextDeputies District Food Governors House Household Israel Month Needed Officers Overseers Provide Provided Provision Provisions Responsible Royal Solomon Stores Supplied Sustained Twelve Victuals
Links1 Kings 4:7 NIV
1 Kings 4:7 NLT
1 Kings 4:7 ESV
1 Kings 4:7 NASB
1 Kings 4:7 KJV
1 Kings 4:7 Bible Apps
1 Kings 4:7 Biblia Paralela
1 Kings 4:7 Chinese Bible
1 Kings 4:7 French Bible
1 Kings 4:7 German Bible
1 Kings 4:7 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.