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1 Kings 11:42

    1 Kings 11:42 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the time Solomon was king in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.

    Webster's Revision

    And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.

    World English Bible

    The time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 11:42

    Solomon reigned - forty years - Josephus says fourscore years, which is sufficiently absurd. Calmet supposes him to have been eighteen years old when he came to the throne, and that he died A.M. 3029, aged fifty-eight years; and, when we consider the excess in which he lived, and the criminal passions which he must have indulged among his thousand wives, and their idolatrous and impure worship, this life was as long as could be reasonably expected.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 11:42

    Josephus gave Solomon a reign of 80 years, either because he wished to increase the glory of his country's greatest king, or through his having a false reading in his copy of the Septuagint Version. It is, no doubt, remarkable that the three successive kings, Saul, David, and Solomon, should have each reigned forty years Acts 13:21; 2 Samuel 5:4-5; but such numerical coincidences occur from time to time in exact history.