New American Standard Bible
Solomon had twelve deputies over all Israel, who provided for the king and his household; each man had to provide for a month in the year.
King James Bible
And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, which provided victuals for the king and his household: each man his month in a year made provision.
Darby Bible Translation
And Solomon had twelve superintendents over all Israel; and they provided food for the king and his household: each man his month in the year had to make provision.
World English Bible
Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who provided food for the king and his household: each man had to make provision for a month in the year.
Young's Literal Translation
And Solomon hath twelve officers over all Israel, and they have sustained the king and his household -- a month in the year is on each one for sustenance;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The requirement of a portion of their produce from subjects, in addition to money payments, is a common practice of Oriental monarchs. It obtained in ancient, and it still obtains in modern, Persia.
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 …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Adam and Zaretan, Joshua 3
1 Kings 4:5
and Azariah the son of Nathan was over the deputies; and Zabud the son of Nathan, a priest, was the king's friend;
1 Kings 4:6
and Ahishar was over the household; and Adoniram the son of Abda was over the men subject to forced labor.
1 Kings 4:8
These are their names: Ben-hur, in the hill country of Ephraim;
1 Kings 12:4
"Your father made our yoke hard; now therefore lighten the hard service of your father and his heavy yoke which he put on us, and we will serve you."
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