New International Version
Solomon's wisdom was greater than the wisdom of all the people of the East, and greater than all the wisdom of Egypt.
King James Bible
And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt.
Darby Bible Translation
And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the sons of the east, and all the wisdom of Egypt.
World English Bible
Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east, and all the wisdom of Egypt.
Young's Literal Translation
and the wisdom of Solomon is greater than the wisdom of any of the sons of the east, and than all the wisdom of Egypt;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The children of the east country - That is the Chaldeans, Persians, and Arabians, who, with the Egyptians, were famed for wisdom and knowledge through all the world.
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the wisdom of Egypt
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'And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beer-sheba, all the days of Solomon. 26. And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen. 27. And those officers provided victual for king Solomon, and for all that came unto king Solomon's table, every man in his month: they lacked nothing. 28. Barley also and straw for the horses and dromedaries brought they unto the place where the officers were, …
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The Historical Books.
Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in speech and action.
Then Jacob continued on his journey and came to the land of the eastern peoples.
Now all the Midianites, Amalekites and other eastern peoples joined forces and crossed over the Jordan and camped in the Valley of Jezreel.
1 Kings 10:23
King Solomon was greater in riches and wisdom than all the other kings of the earth.
I said to myself, "Look, I have increased in wisdom more than anyone who has ruled over Jerusalem before me; I have experienced much of wisdom and knowledge."
The officials of Zoan are nothing but fools; the wise counselors of Pharaoh give senseless advice. How can you say to Pharaoh, "I am one of the wise men, a disciple of the ancient kings"?
therefore I am going to give you to the people of the East as a possession. They will set up their camps and pitch their tents among you; they will eat your fruit and drink your milk.
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