1 Kings Chapter 4
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13 The son of Geber, in Ramothgilead; to him pertained the towns of Jair the son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead; to him also pertained the region of Argob, which is in Bashan, threescore great cities with walls and brasen bars:
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Matthew Henry's 1 Kings Chapter 4 Bible commentary...
Solomon's court. (1-19) Solomon's dominions, His daily provision. (20-28) The wisdom of Solomon. (29-34)1-19 In the choice of the great officers of Solomon's court, no doubt, his wisdom appeared. Several are the same that were in his father's time. A plan was settled by which no part of the country was exhausted to supply his court, though each sent its portion.
20-28 Never did the crown of Israel shine so bright, as when Solomon wore it. He had peace on all sides. Herein, his kingdom was a type of the Messiah's; for to Him it is promised that he shall have the heathen for his inheritance, and that princes shall worship him. The spiritual peace, and joy, and holy security, of all the faithful subjects of the Lord Jesus, were typified by that of Israel. The kingdom of God is not, as Solomon's was, meat and drink, but, what is infinitely better, righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. The vast number of his attendants, and the great resort to him, are shown by the provision daily made. Herein Christ far outdoes Solomon, that he feeds all his subjects, not with the bread that perishes, but with that which endures to eternal life.
29-34 Solomon's wisdom was more his glory than his wealth. He had what is here called largeness of heart, for the heart is often put for the powers of the mind. He had the gift of utterance, as well as wisdom. It is very desirable, that those who have large gifts of any kind, should have large hearts to use them for the good of others. What treasures of wisdom and knowledge are lost! But every sort of knowledge that is needful for salvation is to be found in the holy Scriptures. There came persons from all parts, who were more eager after knowledge than their neighbours, to hear the wisdom of Solomon. Solomon was herein a type of Christ, in whom are hid all treasures of wisdom and knowledge; and hid for us, for he is made of God to us, wisdom. Christ's fame shall spread through all the earth, and men of all nations shall come to him, learn of him, and take upon them his easy yoke, and find rest for their souls.
TOLU's 1 Kings Chapter 4 comment on 3/07/2013, 3:50am...
Solomon was not only blessed with wisdom, he had peace all round and lacked nothing, his wealth even extended to people around him. I receive such blessing in Jesusí name, Amen.
NanaSarpong's 1 Kings Chapter 4 comment on 3/01/2013, 2:05am...
When we know God is faithful and just, that he will supply our needs in his riches and glory. We just say Amen in the name of His son Jesus Christ.
Janice's 1 Kings Chapter 4 comment on 2/18/2013, 4:03am...
I love the Old Testament so much, it gives so much understanding and Wisdom.
Bro Dickson's 1 Kings Chapter 4 comment on 10/11/2012, 1:58pm...
Solomon loved God and kept His commandments, in return God made him the most blessed among all on earth, the blessings of God made him to have knowledge of trees, beasts, and of fowls, and of creeping things, and of fishes. Of which we have not seen any like Solomon again.
RALPH WATERS's 1 Kings Chapter 4 comment on 3/22/2012, 2:03pm...
NOT ONLY DID SOLOMON RECEIVED HIS HEARTS DESIRES, HIS WISDOM WAS IMMEASURABLE, ALL BECAUSE HE TRUSTED AND OBEYED THE LORD.
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