1-kings 3 :7

1-kings 3 :7 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

And now, O LORD my God, you have made your servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in.

American King James Version (AKJV)

And now, O LORD my God, you have made your servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in.

American Standard Version (ASV)

And now, O Jehovah my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child; I know not how to go out or come in.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

And now, O Lord my God, you have made your servant king in the place of David my father; and I am only a young boy, with no knowledge of how to go out or come in.

Webster's Revision

And now, O LORD my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in.

World English Bible

Now, Yahweh my God, you have made your servant king instead of David my father. I am but a little child. I don't know how to go out or come in.

English Revised Version (ERV)

And now, O LORD my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child; I know not how to go out or come in.

Definitions for 1-kings 3 :7

Clarke's Commentary on 1-kings 3 :7

I know not how to go out or come in - I am just like an infant learning to walk alone, and can neither go out nor come in without help.

Barnes's Commentary on 1-kings 3 :7

See 1 Kings 2:2 note, and on the hyperbole contained in the phrase "little child," compare Genesis 43:8; Exodus 33:11.

How to go out or come in - This expression is proverbial for the active conduct of affairs. (See the marginal reference.)

Wesley's Commentary on 1-kings 3 :7

3:7 Child - So he was in years: not above twenty years old; and withal (which he principally intends) he was raw and unexperienced, as a child, in state affairs. Go out, and c. - To govern my people, and manage affairs.
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