New Living Translation
He had 700 wives of royal birth and 300 concubines. And in fact, they did turn his heart away from the LORD.
King James Bible
And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.
Darby Bible Translation
And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart.
World English Bible
He had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart.
Young's Literal Translation
And he hath women, princesses, seven hundred, and concubines three hundred; and his wives turn aside his heart.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
11:3 Seven hundred wives, and c. - God had particularly forbidden the kings to multiply either horses or wives, Deut 17:16,17, we saw chap.1Ki 10:29, how he broke the former law, multiplying horses: and here we see, how he broke the latter, multiplying wives. David set the example. One ill act of a good man may do more mischief than twenty of a wicked man. Besides, they were strange women, of the nations which God had expressly forbidden them to marry with. And to compleat the mischief, he clave unto these in love; was extravagantly fond of them, Solomon had much knowledge. But to what purpose, when he knew not how to govern his appetites?
LibraryThe Rending of the Kingdom
"Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the City of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead." 1 Kings 11:43. Soon after his accession to the throne, Rehoboam went to Shechem, where he expected to receive formal recognition from all the tribes. "To Shechem were all Israel come to make him king." 2 Chronicles 10:1. Among those present was Jeroboam the son of Nebat --the same Jeroboam who during Solomon's reign had been known as "a mighty man of valor," and to whom the …
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings
How to Split a Kingdom
The king must not take many wives for himself, because they will turn his heart away from the LORD. And he must not accumulate large amounts of wealth in silver and gold for himself.
2 Samuel 5:13
After moving from Hebron to Jerusalem, David married more concubines and wives, and they had more sons and daughters.
Though I have searched repeatedly, I have not found what I was looking for. Only one out of a thousand men is virtuous, but not one woman!
Song of Solomon 6:8
Even among sixty queens and eighty concubines and countless young women,
Song of Solomon 6:9
I would still choose my dove, my perfect one--the favorite of her mother, dearly loved by the one who bore her. The young women see her and praise her; even queens and royal concubines sing her praises:
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