New Living Translation
How happy your people must be! What a privilege for your officials to stand here day after day, listening to 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
10:8 Happy, and c. - With much more reason may we say this of Christ's servants: Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be always praising thee.
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 10:7
I didn't believe what was said until I arrived here and saw it with my own eyes. In fact, I had not heard the half of it! Your wisdom and prosperity are far beyond what I was told.
Joyful are those who listen to me, watching for me daily at my gates, waiting for me outside my home!
Do you see any truly competent workers? They will serve kings rather than working for ordinary people.
"As for me, I will stay at Mizpah to represent you before the Babylonians who come to meet with us. Settle in the towns you have taken, and live off the land. Harvest the grapes and summer fruits and olives, and store them away."
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