New American Standard Bible
So King Solomon became greater than all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom.
King James Bible
So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and for wisdom.
Darby Bible Translation
And king Solomon was greater than all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom.
World English Bible
So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom.
Young's Literal Translation
And king Solomon is greater than any of the kings of the earth for riches and for wisdom,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
See the marginal references. By "all the earth" we are, of course, only to understand the kings or people of neighboring nations.
"There came no more such abundance of spices as those which the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon."--1 Kings x. 10. Mechthild of Hellfde, 1277. tr., Emma Frances Bevan, 1899 "What dost thou bring me, O my Queen? Love maketh thy steps to fly." Lord, to Thee my jewel I bring, Greater than mountains high; Broader than all the earth's broad lands, Heavier than the ocean sands, And higher it is than the sky: Deeper it is than the depths of the sea, And fairer than the sun, Unreckoned, as if the stars …
Frances Bevan—Hymns of Ter Steegen and Others (Second Series)
There is a Blessedness in Reversion
1 Kings 3:12
behold, I have done according to your words. Behold, I have given you a wise and discerning heart, so that there has been no one like you before you, nor shall one like you arise after you.
1 Kings 3:13
"I have also given you what you have not asked, both riches and honor, so that there will not be any among the kings like you all your days.
1 Kings 4:30
Solomon's wisdom surpassed the wisdom of all the sons of the east and all the wisdom of Egypt.
I said to myself, "Behold, I have magnified and increased wisdom more than all who were over Jerusalem before me; and my mind has observed a wealth of wisdom and knowledge."
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