Matthew 12:42

The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The Queene of the South shall rise vp in the iudgement with this generation, and shall condemne it: for she came from the vttermost parts of the earth to heare the wisedome of Solomon, and behold, a greater then Solomon is here.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"{The} Queen of {the} South will rise up with this generation at the judgment and will condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, something greater than Solomon is here.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The queen of the South will come up in the day of judging and give her decision against this generation: for she came from the ends of the earth to give ear to the wisdom of Solomon; and now a greater than Solomon is here.
- Basic English Bible

A queen of [the] south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it; for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, more than Solomon [is] here.
- Darby Bible

The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
- Webster's Bible

The Queen of the south will awake at the Judgement together with the present generation, and will condemn it; because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and mark! there is One greater than Solomon here.
- Weymouth Bible

The queen of the south will rise up in the judgment with this generation, and will condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, someone greater than Solomon is here.
- World English Bible

The queene of the south shal rise in doom with this generacioun, and schal condempne it; for she cam fro the eendis of the erthe to here the wisdom of Salomon, and lo! here a gretter than Salomon.
- Wycliffe Bible

`A queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and lo, a greater than Solomon here!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 12:42


12:42 She came from the uttermost parts of the earth - That part of Arabia from which she came was the uttermost part of the earth that way, being bounded by the sea. #1Kings 10:1|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 12:42


Mt 12:42 The queen of the south. Of Sheba (1Ki 10:1), supposed to be Sabaea in Southern Arabia. From the uttermost parts of the earth. A great distance. On the extreme southern shores of Asia. A greater than Solomon [is] here. A calm assertion of superhuman majesty and wisdom.

Discussion for Matthew 12:42

  • Kennedy osaze egbeiyon for verse 42
    Jesus is our wisdom and His is wisdom personalize. He created Solomon , who seems to be wisiest man that ever lived on earth. Hence, He said a greater than Solomon is here therefore, give your ear to whatever I say to have a good life.

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