1 Kings 1:40
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English Standard Version
And all the people went up after him, playing on pipes, and rejoicing with great joy, so that the earth was split by their noise.

King James Bible
And all the people came up after him, and the people piped with pipes, and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth rent with the sound of them.

American Standard Version
And all the people came up after him, and the people piped with pipes, and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth rent with the sound of them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And all the multitude went up after him, and the people played with pipes, and rejoiced with a great joy, and the earth rang with the noise of their cry.

English Revised Version
And all the people came up after him, and the people piped with pipes, and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth rent with the sound of them.

Webster's Bible Translation
And all the people came up after him, and the people piped with pipes, and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth rent with the sound of them.

1 Kings 1:40 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The blowing of the trumpet and the cry "Long live the king" (cf. 1 Samuel 10:24) were to serve as a solemn proclamation after the anointing had taken place.

1 Kings 1:40 Parallel Commentaries

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pipes. or, flutes

Daniel 3:5 That at what time you hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of music...

rejoiced

1 Samuel 11:15 And all the people went to Gilgal; and there they made Saul king before the LORD in Gilgal...

2 Kings 11:14,20 And when she looked, behold, the king stood by a pillar, as the manner was, and the princes and the trumpeters by the king...

1 Chronicles 12:38-40 All these men of war, that could keep rank, came with a perfect heart to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel...

Psalm 97:1 The LORD reigns; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof.

Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, your King comes to you: he is just...

Luke 19:37 And when he was come near, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives...

Revelation 11:15-18 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying...

the earth rent We use a similar expression in precisely the same sense: `They {rent the air} with their cries.'

Cross References
1 Kings 1:39
There Zadok the priest took the horn of oil from the tent and anointed Solomon. Then they blew the trumpet, and all the people said, "Long live King Solomon!"

1 Kings 1:41
Adonijah and all the guests who were with him heard it as they finished feasting. And when Joab heard the sound of the trumpet, he said, "What does this uproar in the city mean?"

1 Kings 1:45
And Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet have anointed him king at Gihon, and they have gone up from there rejoicing, so that the city is in an uproar. This is the noise that you have heard.

2 Kings 11:14
And when she looked, there was the king standing by the pillar, according to the custom, and the captains and the trumpeters beside the king, and all the people of the land rejoicing and blowing trumpets. And Athaliah tore her clothes and cried, "Treason! Treason!"

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