1 Kings 10:8
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English Standard Version
Happy are your men! Happy are your servants, who continually stand before you and hear your wisdom!

King James Bible
Happy are thy men, happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and that hear thy wisdom.

American Standard Version
Happy are thy men, happy are these thy servants, that stand continually before thee, and that hear thy wisdom.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Blessed are thy men, and blessed are thy servants, who stand before thee always, and hear thy wisdom.

English Revised Version
Happy are thy men, happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and that hear thy wisdom.

Webster's Bible Translation
Happy are thy men, happy are these thy servants, who stand continually before thee, and that hear thy wisdom.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

As the queen of a wealthy country, she came with a very large retinue. חיל does not mean a military force or an armed escort (Thenius), but riches, property; namely, her numerous retinue of men (עבדים, 1 Kings 10:13), and camels laden with valuable treasures. The words יקרה...גּמלּים are an explanatory circumstantial clause, both here and also in the Chronicles, where the cop. Vav stands before גּמלּים (cf. Ewald, 341, a., b.). "And spake to Solomon all that she had upon her heart," i.e., in this connection, whatever riddles she had it in her mind to lay before him; "and Solomon told her all her sayings," i.e., was able to solve all her riddles. There is no ground for thinking of sayings of a religious nature, as the earlier commentators supposed, but simply of sayings the meaning of which was concealed, and the understanding of which indicated very deep wisdom.

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2 Chronicles 9:7,8 Happy are your men, and happy are these your servants, which stand continually before you, and hear your wisdom...

Proverbs 3:13,14 Happy is the man that finds wisdom, and the man that gets understanding...

Proverbs 8:34 Blessed is the man that hears me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.

Proverbs 10:21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.

Proverbs 13:20 He that walks with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

Luke 10:39-42 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word...

Luke 11:28,31 But he said, Yes rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it...

Cross References
1 Kings 10:7
but I did not believe the reports until I came and my own eyes had seen it. And behold, the half was not told me. Your wisdom and prosperity surpass the report that I heard.

Proverbs 8:34
Blessed is the one who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting beside my doors.

Proverbs 22:29
Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.

Jeremiah 40:10
As for me, I will dwell at Mizpah, to represent you before the Chaldeans who will come to us. But as for you, gather wine and summer fruits and oil, and store them in your vessels, and dwell in your cities that you have taken."

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