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1 Kings 4:7

    1 Kings 4:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, which provided victuals for the king and his household: each man his month in a year made provision.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, which provided victuals for the king and his household: each man his month in a year made provision.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who provided victuals for the king and his household: each man had to make provision for a month in the year.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Solomon put twelve overseers over all Israel, to be responsible for the stores needed for the king and those of his house; every man was responsible for one month in the year.

    Webster's Revision

    And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who provided victuals for the king and his household: each man had to make provision for a month in the year.

    World English Bible

    Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who provided food for the king and his household: each man had to make provision for a month in the year.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, which provided victuals for the king and his household: each man had to make provision for a month in the year:

    Definitions for 1 Kings 4:7

    Victuals - Food; sustenance.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 4:7

    Twelve officers - The business of these twelve officers was to provide daily, each for a month, those provisions which were consumed in the king's household; see 1 Kings 4:22, 1 Kings 4:23. And the task for such a daily provision was not an easy one.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 4:7

    The requirement of a portion of their produce from subjects, in addition to money payments, is a common practice of Oriental monarchs. It obtained in ancient, and it still obtains in modern, Persia.