New American Standard Bible
It was pleasing in the sight of the Lord that Solomon had asked this thing.
King James Bible
And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.
Darby Bible Translation
And the word pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.
World English Bible
The speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.
Young's Literal Translation
And the thing is good in the eyes of the Lord, that Solomon hath asked this thing,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Although Solomon's choice was made "in a dream" 1 Kings 3:5, we must regard it as springing from his will in some degree, and therefore as indicative of his moral character.
LibraryWhether the Degrees of Prophecy Change as Time Goes On?
Objection 1: It would seem that the degrees of prophecy change as time goes on. For prophecy is directed to the knowledge of Divine things, as stated above (A). Now according to Gregory (Hom. in Ezech.), "knowledge of God went on increasing as time went on." Therefore degrees of prophecy should be distinguished according to the process of time. Objection 2: Further, prophetic revelation is conveyed by God speaking to man; while the prophets declared both in words and in writing the things …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
1 Kings 3:9
"So give Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?"
1 Kings 3:11
God said to him, "Because you have asked this thing and have not asked for yourself long life, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have you asked for the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself discernment to understand justice,
"It is He who changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men And knowledge to men of understanding.
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