New American Standard Bible
He had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines, and his wives turned his heart away.
King James Bible
And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.
Darby Bible Translation
And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart.
World English Bible
He had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart.
Young's Literal Translation
And he hath women, princesses, seven hundred, and concubines three hundred; and his wives turn aside his heart.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
These numbers seem excessive to many critics, and it must be admitted that history furnishes no parallel to them. In Sol 6:8 the number of Solomon's legitimate wives is said to be sixty, and that of his concubines eighty. It is, perhaps probable, that the text has in this place suffered corruption. For "700" we should perhaps read "70."
LibraryWhat Happened to Solomon
In his early manhood Solomon was noted for his deep piety and his fervent love of righteousness. When he became king, he found a great work ready for his hand, and he set about the task with a glad heart. To build a temple to Jehovah was his delight, and he threw into it his whole strength. His prayer at the dedication of the temple shows a deeply reverent and submissive spirit. As the years went by he increased in riches and honor. His name became a synonym for wisdom. Many nations paid him tribute. …
Charles Wesley Naylor—Heart Talks
The Situation of the Jews During this Period.
The Book of the Law
The Instrumentality of the Wicked Employed by God, While He Continues Free from Every Taint.
"He shall not multiply wives for himself, or else his heart will turn away; nor shall he greatly increase silver and gold for himself.
2 Samuel 5:13
Meanwhile David took more concubines and wives from Jerusalem, after he came from Hebron; and more sons and daughters were born to David.
which I am still seeking but have not found. I have found one man among a thousand, but I have not found a woman among all these.
Song of Solomon 6:8
"There are sixty queens and eighty concubines, And maidens without number;
Song of Solomon 6:9
But my dove, my perfect one, is unique: She is her mother's only daughter; She is the pure child of the one who bore her. The maidens saw her and called her blessed, The queens and the concubines also, and they praised her, saying,
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