1 Kings 4:28

“Barley also and straw for the horses and dromedaries brought they unto the place where the officers were, every man according to his charge.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Kings 4:28

Barley also and straw for the horses and dromedaries, brought they vnto the place where the officers were, euery man according to his charge.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They also brought barley and straw for the horses and swift steeds to the place where it should be, each according to his charge.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Barley also and straw for the horses and swift steeds brought they unto the place where `the officers' were, every man according to his charge.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they took grain and dry grass for the horses and the carriage-horses, to the right place, every man as he was ordered.
- Basic English Bible

And the barley, and the straw for the horses and coursers, they brought to the place where [the superintendents] were, every man according to his charge.
- Darby Bible

Barley also and straw for the horses and dromedaries they brought to the place where the officers were, every man according to his charge.
- Webster's Bible

Barley also and straw for the horses and swift steeds brought they to the place where [the officers] were, every man according to his duty.
- World English Bible

And the barley and the straw, for horses and for dromedaries, they bring in unto the place where they are, each according to his ordinance.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(5:8) Barley also and straw for the horses and swift steeds brought they unto the place where it should be, every man according to his charge.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Kings 4:28

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 4:28


4:26 Forty thousand - In #2Chron 9:25|, it is butfour thousand. But it is not exactly the same Hebrew word which ishere and there, though we translate both stalls; and therefore there maywell be allowed some difference in the signification, the one signifyingproperly stables, of which there were four thousand, the other stallsor partitions for each horse, which were forty thousand.Chariots - Both for his military chariots, which seem to be those fourteenhundred, chap.#10:26|, and for divers other uses, as about his great andvarious buildings, and merchandises, and other occasions, which mightrequire some thousands of other chariots. Horsemen - Appointed partly forthe defence of his people in peace; and partly for attendance upon hisperson, and for the splendor of his government.

4:27 The officers - Named above. They lacked - Or rather, theysuffered nothing to be lacking to any man that came thither, butplentifully provided all things necessary.

4:29 Largeness of heart - Vastness of understanding, a mostcomprehensive knowledge of all things both Divine and human.

4:30 East country - The Chaldeans, Persians, and Arabians, whoall lay eastward from Canaan, and were famous in ancient times for theirwisdom and learning. Egypt - The Egyptians, whose fame was then greatfor their skill in the arts and sciences, which made them despise theGrecians as children in knowledge.


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