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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 men subject to taskwork.

    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.

    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' Notes 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).