1 Kings 4:34
Parallel Verses
New International Version
From all nations people came to listen to Solomon's wisdom, sent by all the kings of the world, who had heard of his wisdom.

King James Bible
And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, which had heard of his wisdom.

Darby Bible Translation
And there came of all peoples to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all the kings of the earth who had heard of his wisdom.

World English Bible
There came of all peoples to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, who had heard of his wisdom.

Young's Literal Translation
and there come out of all the peoples to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth who have heard of his wisdom.

1 Kings 4:34 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

There came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon - We learn from 1 Kings 10, that the queen of Sheba was one of those visitants, and perhaps the most remarkable, as we have the particulars of her visit, but not of the others.

It is astonishing that of a person so renowned for wisdom, so little should be left to prove the truth of a fact of which all the civilized nations of the world have heard, and of which scarcely any man has ever doubted. The people that came from all kings of the earth were probably ambassadors, who came to form and maintain friendship between their sovereigns and the Israelitish king. We cannot understand the place as speaking of people who, either through an idle or laudable curiosity, came to see and converse with Solomon; to give free access to such people would ill comport with the maintenance of his dignity.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

1 Kings 10:1 And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to prove him with hard questions.

2 Chronicles 9:1,23 And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to prove Solomon with hard questions at Jerusalem...

Isaiah 2:2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD's house shall be established in the top of the mountains...

Zechariah 8:23 Thus said the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations...

Library
The Great Gain of Godliness
'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,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Pride of Prosperity
While Solomon exalted the law of heaven, God was with him, and wisdom was given him to rule over Israel with impartiality and mercy. At first, as wealth and worldly honor came to him, he remained humble, and great was the extent of his influence. "Solomon reigned over all kingdoms from the river [Euphrates] unto the land of the Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt." "He . . . had peace on all sides round about him. And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

A vision of Judgement and Cleansing
'And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him. 2. And the Lord said unto Satan, The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan; even the Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire? 3. Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the Angel. 4. And He answered and spake unto those that stood before Him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him He said,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Historical Books.
1. In the Pentateuch we have the establishment of the Theocracy, with the preparatory and accompanying history pertaining to it. The province of the historical books is to unfold its practiced working, and to show how, under the divine superintendence and guidance, it accomplished the end for which it was given. They contain, therefore, primarily, a history of God's dealings with the covenant people under the economy which he had imposed upon them. They look at the course of human events on the
E. P. Barrows—Companion to the Bible

Cross References
1 Kings 4:33
He spoke about plant life, from the cedar of Lebanon to the hyssop that grows out of walls. He also spoke about animals and birds, reptiles and fish.

1 Kings 10:1
When the queen of Sheba heard about the fame of Solomon and his relationship to the LORD, she came to test Solomon with hard questions.

2 Chronicles 9:23
All the kings of the earth sought audience with Solomon to hear the wisdom God had put in his heart.

Jump to Previous
Ear Earth Hear Heard Kings Nation Nations Peoples Solomon Solomon's Wisdom Word World
Jump to Next
Ear Earth Hear Heard Kings Nation Nations Peoples Solomon Solomon's Wisdom Word World
Links
1 Kings 4:34 NIV
1 Kings 4:34 NLT
1 Kings 4:34 ESV
1 Kings 4:34 NASB
1 Kings 4:34 KJV

1 Kings 4:34 Bible Apps
1 Kings 4:34 Biblia Paralela
1 Kings 4:34 Chinese Bible
1 Kings 4:34 French Bible
1 Kings 4:34 German Bible

1 Kings 4:34 Commentaries

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.

Bible Hub
1 Kings 4:33
Top of Page
Top of Page