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1 Kings Chapter 4

1 Kings 4:2
4:2 And these [were] the {a} princes which he had; {b} Azariah
    the son of Zadok the priest,

    (a) That is, his chief officers.
    (b) He was the son of Achimais and Zadok's nephew.

1 Kings 4:4
4:4 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada [was] over the host: and
    Zadok and {c} Abiathar [were] the priests:

    (c) Not Abiathar whom Solomon had put from his office,
        1 Kings 2:27 but another of that name.

1 Kings 4:13
4:13 The son of Geber, in Ramothgilead; to him [pertained] the
     towns of {d} Jair the son of Manasseh, which [are] in
     Gilead; to him [also pertained] the region of Argob, which
     [is] in Bashan, threescore great cities with walls and
     brasen bars:

     (d) Which bore Jair's name, because he took them from the
         Canaanites, Numbers 32:41.

1 Kings 4:17
4:17 Jehoshaphat the son of Paruah, in {e} Issachar:

     (e) Solomon did not observe the division that Joshua made,
         but divided it as might best serve his purposes.

1 Kings 4:20
4:20 Judah and Israel [were] many, as the sand which [is] by the
     sea in multitude, {f} eating and drinking, and making

     (f) They lived in all peace and security.

1 Kings 4:21
4:21 And Solomon reigned over all kingdoms from the {g} river
     unto the land of the Philistines, and unto the border of
     Egypt: they brought presents, and served Solomon all the
     days of his life.

     (g) Which is the Euphrates.

1 Kings 4:24
4:24 For he had dominion over all [the region] on this side the
     river, from Tiphsah even to Azzah, over all the {h} kings
     on this side the river: and he had peace on all sides round
     about him.

     (h) For they were all tributaries to him.

1 Kings 4:25
4:25 And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine
     and under his fig tree, from {i} Dan even to Beersheba, all
     the days of Solomon.

     (i) Throughout all Israel.

1 Kings 4:29
4:29 And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding
     much, and {k} largeness of heart, even as the sand that
     [is] on the sea shore.

     (k) Meaning, great understanding and able to comprehend all

1 Kings 4:30
4:30 And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the
     children of the {l} east country, and all the wisdom of

     (l) That is, the philosophers and astronomers who were
         judged most wise.

1 Kings 4:32
4:32 And he spake three thousand {m} proverbs: and his songs
     were a thousand and five.

     (m) Which for the most part are thought to have perished in
         the captivity of Babylon.

1 Kings 4:33
4:33 And he spake of trees, from the cedar tree that [is] in
     Lebanon even unto the {n} hyssop that springeth out of the
     wall: he spake also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping
     things, and of fishes.

     (n) From the highest to the lowest.

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