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1 Kings 4:20

    1 Kings 4:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Judah and Israel were many, as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking, and making merry.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Judah and Israel were many, as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking, and making merry.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Judah and Israel were many as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking and making merry.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Judah and Israel were as great in number as the sand by the seaside, and they took their food and drink with joy in their hearts.

    Webster's Revision

    Judah and Israel were many as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking and making merry.

    World English Bible

    Judah and Israel were many as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking and making merry.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Judah and Israel were many, as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking and making merry.

    Definitions for 1 Kings 4:20

    Sea - Large basin.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 4:20

    Eating and drinking, and making merry - They were very comfortable, very rich, very merry, and very corrupt. And this full feeding and dissipation led to a total corruption of manners.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 4:20

    There is some doubt about the proper arrangement of the remainder of this chapter. The best alteration, if we alter the Hebrew order at all, would be to place 1 Kings 4:20-21 after 1 Kings 4:25.

    Many ... - See 1 Kings 3:8 note; and compare Psalm 127:1-5, which is traditionally ascribed to Solomon, and which celebrates the populousness and security of Israel in his day.