1 Kings 4:20
Good News Translation
The people of Judah and Israel were as numerous as the grains of sand on the seashore; they ate and drank, and were happy.

Contemporary English Version
There were so many people living in Judah and Israel while Solomon was king that they seemed like grains of sand on a beach. Everyone had enough to eat and drink, and they were happy.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Juda and Israel were innumerable, as the sand of the sea in multitude; eating and drinking, and rejoicing.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Juda and Israel were innumerable, as the sand of the sea in multitude; eating and drinking, and rejoicing.

as the sand

1 Kings 3:8 And thy servant is in the midst of the people which thou hast chosen, an immense people, which cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.

Genesis 13:16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: if any man be able to number the dust of the earth, he shall be able to number thy seed also.

Genesis 15:5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said to him: Look up to heaven and number the stars if thou canst. And he said to him: So shall thy seed be.

Genesis 22:17 I will bless thee, and I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven, and as the sand that is by the sea shore; thy seed shall possess the gates of their enemies.

Proverbs 14:28 In the multitude of people is the dignity of the king: and in the small number of the people the dishonour of the prince.

eating

1 Samuel 30:16 And when he had brought him, behold they were lying spread abroad upon all the ground, eating and drinking, and as it were keeping a festival day, for all the prey and the spoils which they had taken out of the land of the Philistines, and out of the land of Juda.

1 Chronicles 12:39 And they were there with David three days eating and drinking: for their brethren had prepared for them.

Job 1:18 He was yet speaking, and behold another came in, and said: Thy sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in the house of their eldest brother,

Psalm 72:3-7 Let the mountains receive peace for the people: and the hills justice. . . .

Ecclesiastes 2:24 Is it not better to eat and drink, and to shew his soul good things of his labours? and this is from the hand of God.

Isaiah 22:13 And behold joy and gladness, killing calves, and slaying rams, eating flesh, and drinking wine: Let us eat and drink; for to morrow we shall die.

Micah 4:4 And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off: and they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into spades: nation shall not take sword against nation: neither shall they learn war anymore.

Zechariah 3:10 In that day, saith the Lord of hosts, every man shall call his friend under the vine and under the fig tree.

Zechariah 9:15 The Lord of hosts will protect them: and they shall devour, and subdue with the stones of the sling: and drinking they shall be inebriated as it were with wine, and they shall be filled as bowls, and as the horns of the altar.

Acts 2:46 And continuing daily with one accord in the temple and breaking bread from house to house, they took their meat with gladness and simplicity of heart:

Context
Solomon's Wealth
20Juda and Israel were innumerable, as the sand of the sea in multitude; eating and drinking, and rejoicing.21And Solomon had under him all the kingdoms, from the river to the land of the Philistines, even to the border of Egypt: and they brought him presents, and served him all the days of his life.…
Cross References
Genesis 22:17
I will bless thee, and I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven, and as the sand that is by the sea shore; thy seed shall possess the gates of their enemies.

Genesis 32:12
Thou didst say, that thou wouldst do well by me, and multiply my seed like the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.

1 Kings 3:8
And thy servant is in the midst of the people which thou hast chosen, an immense people, which cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.

1 Kings 4:29
And God gave to Solomon wisdom, and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, as the sand that is on the sea shore.

2 Kings 18:31
Do not hearken to Ezechias. For thus saith the king of the Assyrians: Do with me that which is for your advantage, and come out to me: and every man of you shall eat of his own vineyard, and of his own fig tree: and you shall drink water of your own cisterns,

1 Chronicles 22:9
The son, that shall be born to thee, shall be a most quiet man: for I will make him rest from all his enemies round about: and therefore he shall be called Peaceable: and I will give peace and quietness to Israel all his days.

Additional Translations
Judah and Israel became as numerous as the sand by the sea, eating and drinking and rejoicing.Judah and Israel were many, as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking, and making merry.

Judah and Israel were many as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking and making merry.

Judah and Israel were many, as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking and making merry.

Judah and Israel were many, as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking and making merry.

Judah and Israel were many, as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking, and making merry.

Judah and Israel were many as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking and making merry.

Judah and Israel are many, as the sand that is by the sea for multitude, eating and drinking and rejoicing.
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