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1 Kings 4:29

    1 Kings 4:29 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea-shore.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And God gave Solomon a great store of wisdom and good sense, and a mind of wide range, as wide as the sand by the seaside.

    Webster's Revision

    And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea-shore.

    World English Bible

    God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and very great understanding, even as the sand that is on the seashore.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore.

    Definitions for 1 Kings 4:29

    Sea - Large basin.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 4:29

    God gave Solomon wisdom, etc. - He gave him a capacious mind, and furnished him with extraordinary assistance to cultivate it.

    Even as the sand that is on the sea-shore - Lord Bacon observes on this: "As the sand on the sea-shore encloses a great body of waters, so Solomon's mind contained an ocean of knowledge." This is a happy and correct illustration.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 4:29

    Largeness of heart - What we call "great capacity." The expression which follows is common in reference to numerical multitude 1 Kings 4:20, but its use here to express mere amplitude or greatness is unique.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Kings 4:29

    4:29 Largeness of heart - Vastness of understanding, a most comprehensive knowledge of all things both Divine and human.