1 Kings 3:4

“And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there; for that was the great high place: a thousand burnt offerings did Solomon offer upon that altar.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Kings 3:4

And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there; for that was the great high place: a thousand burnt offerings did Solomon offer vp on that Altar.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there, for that was the great high place; Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings on that altar.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there; for that was the great high place: a thousand burnt-offerings did Solomon offer upon that altar.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the king went to Gibeon to make an offering there, because that was the chief high place: it was Solomon's way to make a thousand burned offerings on that altar.
- Basic English Bible

And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there; for that was the great high place: a thousand burnt-offerings did Solomon offer up upon that altar.
- Darby Bible

And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there; for that was the great high place: a thousand burnt-offerings did Solomon offer upon that altar.
- Webster's Bible

The king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there; for that was the great high place: a thousand burnt offerings did Solomon offer on that altar.
- World English Bible

and the king goeth to Gibeon, to sacrifice there, for it [is] the great high place; a thousand burnt-offerings cause to ascend doth Solomon on that altar.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there; for that was the great high place; a thousand burnt-offerings did Solomon offer upon that altar.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Kings 3:4

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 3:4


3:2 Only - This particle is used here, and ver.#3|, as anexception to Solomon's integrity and as a blemish to his government,That he himself both permitted and practised this which was expresslyforbidden, #Levit 17:3|,4 Deut 12:13,14.High places - Which were groves, or other convenient places upon hills, inwhich the patriarchs used to offer up their sacrifices to God; and from themthis custom was derived both to the Gentiles and the Jews: and inthem the Gentiles sacrificed to idols, the Hebrews to the true God.Because, &c. - Which reason was not sufficient, for there was atabernacle, to which they were as much confined as to the temple,#Ex 40:34 |- 38, &c.

3:3 Yet - Although he miscarried in the matter of high places, yet inthe general, his heart was right with God. Statutes - According to thestatutes or commands of God, which are here called the statutes ofDavid; not only because they were diligently practised by David,but also because the observation of them was so earnestly pressed uponSolomon, and fortified with David's authority and command.

3:6 Truth - In the true worship of God, in the profession, belief,practice and defence of the true religion. So truth here containsall duties to God, as righteousness doth his duties to men, anduprightness the right manner of performing both sorts of duties.With thee - That is, in thy judgment, to whom he often appealed as thewitness of his integrity.


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