1 Kings 3:1

“And Solomon made affinity with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh's daughter, and brought her into the city of David, until he had made an end of building his own house, and the house of the LORD, and the wall of Jerusalem round about.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Solomon made affinitie with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and tooke Pharaohs daughter, and brought her into the citie of Dauid, vntill he had made an end of building his owne house, and the house of the Lord, and the wall of Ierusalem round about.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Solomon formed a marriage alliance with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh's daughter and brought her to the city of David until he had finished building his own house and the house of the LORD and the wall around Jerusalem.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Solomon made affinity with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh's daughter, and brought her into the city of David, until he had made an end of building his own house, and the house of Jehovah, and the wall of Jerusalem round about.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Solomon became the son-in-law of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh's daughter as his wife, keeping her in the town of David, till the house he was building for himself, and the house of the Lord and the wall round Jerusalem, were complete.
- Basic English Bible

And Solomon allied himself by marriage with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh's daughter, and brought her into the city of David, until he had ended building his own house, and the house of Jehovah, and the wall of Jerusalem round about.
- Darby Bible

And Solomon made affinity with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh's daughter, and brought her into the city of David, until he had made an end of building his own house, and the house of the LORD, and the wall of Jerusalem on every side.
- Webster's Bible

Solomon made affinity with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh's daughter, and brought her into the city of David, until he had made an end of building his own house, and the house of Yahweh, and the wall of Jerusalem all around.
- World English Bible

And Solomon joineth in marriage with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and taketh the daughter of Pharaoh, and bringeth her in unto the city of David, till he completeth to build his own house, and the house of Jehovah, and the wall of Jerusalem round about.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Solomon became allied to Pharaoh king of Egypt by marriage, and took Pharaoh's daughter, and brought her into the city of David, until he had made an end of building his own house, and the house of the LORD, and the wall of Jerusalem round about.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 3:1


3:1 Pharaoh - As being a powerful neighbour, whose daughter doubtlesswas first instructed in, and proselyted to the Jewish religion. It seems,this was designed by God to be a type of Christ, calling his church tohimself, and to the true religion, not only out of the Jews, but evenout of the Gentile world. City of David - Into David's palacethere. The wall - Which though in some sort built by David, yetSolomon is here said to build, either because he made it higher, andstronger, in which sense Nebuchadnezzar is said to have builtBabylon, #Dan 4:30|, or because he built another wall besides theformer, for after this time Jerusalem was encompassed with more wallsthan one.


Discussion for 1 Kings 3

  • Tsea Terseer
    Our leader may find deficult to get the wisdom like king solomon because they dont have faith in God.
  • Jonathan
    It is inspiring that Solomon did not ask the riches of these world but wisdom because already he got the kingdom to rule his people with wisdom from nothing can overcome wisdom that comesfrom God they can be scientics,doctors,physcologist but wisdom from God is powerful its supernatural,divine,anointed its unique can't be compared with wisdom of these world its boastful,arrogant
  • Saliena
    Unspeakable,.her unwavering love rather for him to live without her in some one's else life than for him to be put to death....what a priceless sacrifice. .we truely serve a just God....
  • M
    I know that GOD will not give anyone wisdom like HE gave to Salomon ,but I sure would like to have some of the wisdom, and knowledge and to be able to to discern the good and the bad.
  • Pat
    Awesome! What great discernment. Wise in every aspect of the situation. We serve a mighty God and Easter coming up, what a beautiful act of kindness and benefits that Jesus brought to mankind. Salvation for everyone if we accept our Lord and Savior. pg
  • Shereeka Johnson
    I have to say that when I read what Solomon asked for in the dream, my heart was cheerful and my eyes was tearful. What a great man was he, he could have asked of anything from riches to fame but he asked of wisdom to be able to judge as his father. Nowadays we ask for so many things that materialistic but what he should do is ask God to give us the understanding to be all that he has laid out for us! Amen

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