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1 Kings 4:34

    1 Kings 4:34 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, which had heard of his wisdom.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, which had heard of his wisdom.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And there came of all peoples to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, who had heard of his wisdom.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    People came from every nation to give ear to the wisdom of Solomon, from all the kings of the earth who had word of his wisdom.

    Webster's Revision

    And there came of all peoples to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, who had heard of his wisdom.

    World English Bible

    There came of all peoples to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, who had heard of his wisdom.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And there came of all peoples to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, which had heard of his wisdom.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 4:34

    There came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon - We learn from 1 Kings 10, that the queen of Sheba was one of those visitants, and perhaps the most remarkable, as we have the particulars of her visit, but not of the others.

    It is astonishing that of a person so renowned for wisdom, so little should be left to prove the truth of a fact of which all the civilized nations of the world have heard, and of which scarcely any man has ever doubted. The people that came from all kings of the earth were probably ambassadors, who came to form and maintain friendship between their sovereigns and the Israelitish king. We cannot understand the place as speaking of people who, either through an idle or laudable curiosity, came to see and converse with Solomon; to give free access to such people would ill comport with the maintenance of his dignity.