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1 Kings 4:2

    1 Kings 4:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And these were the princes which he had; Azariah the son of Zadok the priest,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And these were the princes which he had; Azariah the son of Zadok the priest,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And these were the princes whom he had: Azariah the son of Zadok, the priest;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And these were his chief men: Azariah, the son of Zadok, was the priest;

    Webster's Revision

    And these were the princes whom he had: Azariah the son of Zadok, the priest;

    World English Bible

    These were the princes whom he had: Azariah the son of Zadok, the priest;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And these were the princes which he had; Azariah the son of Zadok, the priest;

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 4:2

    These were the princes which he had; Azariah the son of Zadok the priest - These were his great, chief, or principal men. None of them were princes in the common acceptation of the word.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 4:2

    Azariah, the son of Zadok, the priest - "The priest" here belongs to Azariah, not to Zadok. The term used כהן kôhên means sometimes a priest, sometimes a civil officer, with perhaps a semi-priestly character. (See 2 Samuel 8:18 note.) In this place it has the definite article prefixed, and can only mean "the high priest." Azariah, called here the "son," but really the "grandson," of Zadok, seems to have succeeded him in the priesthood 1 Chronicles 6:10. His position as high priest at the time when this list was made out gives Azariah the foremost place in it.