1-kings 4 :6

1-kings 4 :6 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

And Ahishar was over the household: and Adoniram the son of Abda was over the tribute.

American King James Version (AKJV)

And Ahishar was over the household: and Adoniram the son of Abda was over the tribute.

American Standard Version (ASV)

and Ahishar was over the household; and Adoniram the son of Abda was over the men subject to taskwork.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

Ahishar was controller of the king's house; Adoniram, the son of Abda, was overseer of the forced work.

Webster's Revision

And Ahishar was over the household: and Adoniram the son of Abda was over the tribute.

World English Bible

and Ahishar was over the household; and Adoniram the son of Abda was over the men subject to forced labor.

English Revised Version (ERV)

and Ahishar was over the household; and Adoniram the son of Abda was over the levy.

Definitions for 1-kings 4 :6

Clarke's Commentary on 1-kings 4 :6

Ahishar was over the household - The king's chamberlain.

Adoniram - was over the tribute - What we call chancellor of the exchequer. He received and brought into the treasury all the proceeds of taxes and tributes. He was in this office under David; see 2 Samuel 20:24.

Barnes's Commentary on 1-kings 4 :6

Over the household - Comptroller of the household, like the "Steward" of the Persian court. On the importance of this office, see 2 Kings 18:18, and compare Isaiah 22:15-25.

The tribute - The marginal reading, "levy," is preferable. The reference is to the forced laborers whom Solomon employed in his great works (marginal reference).

Wesley's Commentary on 1-kings 4 :6

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