New American Standard Bible
"But now the LORD my God has given me rest on every side; there is neither adversary nor misfortune.
King James Bible
But now the LORD my God hath given me rest on every side, so that there is neither adversary nor evil occurrent.
Darby Bible Translation
But now Jehovah my God has given me rest on every side: there is neither adversary nor evil event.
World English Bible
But now Yahweh my God has given me rest on every side. There is neither adversary, nor evil occurrence.
Young's Literal Translation
'And now, Jehovah my God hath given rest to me round about, there is no adversary nor evil occurrence,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The contrast is not between different periods of Solomon's reign, but between his reign and that of his father.
Evil occurrent - Rather, evil occurrence.
The book of Kings is strikingly unlike any modern historical narrative. Its comparative brevity, its curious perspective, and-with some brilliant exceptions--its relative monotony, are obvious to the most cursory perusal, and to understand these things is, in large measure, to understand the book. It covers a period of no less than four centuries. Beginning with the death of David and the accession of Solomon (1 Kings i., ii.) it traverses his reign with considerable fulness (1 Kings iii.-xi.), …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
2 Samuel 7:5
"Go and say to My servant David, 'Thus says the LORD, "Are you the one who should build Me a house to dwell in?
1 Kings 4:24
For he had dominion over everything west of the River, from Tiphsah even to Gaza, over all the kings west of the River; and he had peace on all sides around about him.
1 Chronicles 22:9
'Behold, a son will be born to you, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies on every side; for his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quiet to Israel in his days.
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