New American Standard Bible
He also spoke 3,000 proverbs, and his songs were 1,005.
King James Bible
And he spake three thousand proverbs: and his songs were a thousand and five.
Darby Bible Translation
And he spoke three thousand proverbs; and his songs were a thousand and five.
World English Bible
He spoke three thousand proverbs; and his songs were one thousand five.
Young's Literal Translation
And he speaketh three thousand similes, and his songs are five, and the chief one;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Proverbs - In the collection which forms the "Book of Proverbs," only a small portion has been preserved, less certainly than one thousand out of the three. Ecclesiastes, if it is Solomon's, would add between one hundred and two hundred more proverbs. But the great bulk of Solomon's proverbs has perished.
Songs - Of these, Canticles is probably one (marginal reference): Psalm 72; Psalm 127:1-5 may also be of the number. Probably the bulk of Solomon's songs were of a secular character, and consequently were not introduced into the canon of Scripture.
LibraryWhether Vengeance Should be Taken on those who have Sinned Involuntarily?
Objection 1: It seems that vengeance should be taken on those who have sinned involuntarily. For the will of one man does not follow from the will of another. Yet one man is punished for another, according to Ex. 20:5, "I am . . . God . . . jealous, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation." Thus for the sin of Cham, his son Chanaan was curse (Gn. 9:25) and for the sin of Giezi, his descendants were struck with leprosy (4 Kings 5). Again the blood …
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1 Kings 4:33
He spoke of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon even to the hyssop that grows on the wall; he spoke also of animals and birds and creeping things and fish.
The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel:
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish son is a grief to his mother.
These also are proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah, king of Judah, transcribed.
In addition to being a wise man, the Preacher also taught the people knowledge; and he pondered, searched out and arranged many proverbs.
But beyond this, my son, be warned: the writing of many books is endless, and excessive devotion to books is wearying to the body.
Song of Solomon 1:1
The Song of Songs, which is Solomon's.
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