New Living Translation
So King Solomon became richer and wiser than any other king on 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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Commentary1 Kings 10:23 Parallel Commentaries
The remarkable change which we have noticed in the views of Jewish authorities, from contempt to almost affectation of manual labour, could certainly not have been arbitrary. But as we fail to discover here any religious motive, we can only account for it on the score of altered political and social circumstances. So long as the people were, at least nominally, independent, and in possession of their own land, constant engagement in a trade would probably mark an inferior social stage, and imply …
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life
The Fact of the Redeemer's Return was Typified in the Lives of Joseph and Solomon.
Pride of Prosperity
Results of Transgression
1 Kings 3:12
I will give you what you asked for! I will give you a wise and understanding heart such as no one else has had or ever will have!
1 Kings 3:13
And I will also give you what you did not ask for--riches and fame! No other king in all the world will be compared to you for the rest of your life!
1 Kings 4:30
In fact, his wisdom exceeded that of all the wise men of the East and the wise men of Egypt.
I said to myself, "Look, I am wiser than any of the kings who ruled in Jerusalem before me. I have greater wisdom and knowledge than any of them."
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