1 Kings 4:20

“Judah and Israel were many, as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking, and making merry.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Kings 4:20

Iudah and Israel were many, as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking and making merrie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Judah and Israel {were} as numerous as the sand that is on the seashore in abundance; {they} were eating and drinking and rejoicing.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Judah and Israel were many as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking and making merry.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Judah and Israel were as great in number as the sand by the seaside, and they took their food and drink with joy in their hearts.
- Basic English Bible

Judah and Israel were many, as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking and making merry.
- Darby Bible

Judah and Israel were many, as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking, and making merry.
- Webster's Bible

Judah and Israel were many as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking and making merry.
- World English Bible

Judah and Israel [are] many, as the sand that [is] by the sea for multitude, eating and drinking and rejoicing.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Judah and Israel were many, as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking and making merry.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Kings 4:20

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 4:20


4:19 Country of Gilead - That is, in the remaining part of that landof Gilead, which was mentioned above. The only officer - In allGilead, excepting the parcels mentioned before, in all the territoriesof Sihon and Og; which because they were of large extent, and yetall committed to this one man, it is here noted concerning him as hisprivilege above the rest.

4:21 The river - Euphrates: for so far David, having conqueredthe Syrians, extended his empire, which Solomon also maintained inthat extent. And so God's promise concerning the giving the whole land, asfar as Euphrates, to the Israelites, was fulfilled. And, if theIsraelites had multiplied so much that the land of Canaan would notsuffice them, having God's grant of all the land as far as Euphrates,they might have seized upon it whensoever occasion required. The landof the Philistines - Which is to be understood inclusively; for thePhilistines were within Solomon's dominion. The border ofEgypt - Unto the river Sihor, which was the border between Egyptand Canaan. And served - By tribute, or other ways, as he neededand required.

4:22 Measures - Heb. Cors: each of which contained ten ephahs.So this provision was sufficient for near three thousand persons.Meal - Of a coarser sort for common use.


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