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1 Kings 10:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Happy are thy men, happy are these thy servants, that stand continually before thee, [and] that hear thy wisdom.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Happy [are] thy men, happy [are] these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, [and] that hear thy wisdom.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “How blessed are your men, how blessed are these your servants who stand before you continually [and] hear your wisdom.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Happy [are] thy men, happy [are] these thy servants, who stand continually before thee, [and] that hear thy wisdom.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Happy are thy men! happy are these thy servants, who stand continually before thee, who hear thy wisdom!
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— How happy, are thy wives, how happy, are these thy servants,—who do stand before thee continually, who hear thy wisdom!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— O the happiness of thy men, O the happiness of thy servants—these—who are standing before thee continually, who are hearing thy wisdom!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Blessed are thy men, and blessed are thy servants, who stand before thee always, and hear thy wisdom.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Happie [are] thy men, happy [are] these thy seruants, which stand continually before thee, [and] that heare thy wisedom.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Blessed [are] thy wives, blessed [are] these thy servants who stand before thee continually, who hear all thy wisdom.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Happy [are] thy men, happy [are] these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, [and] that hear thy wisdom.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Happy 835
{0835} Prime
אֶשֶׁר
'esher
{eh'-sher}
From H0833; happiness; only in masculine plural construction as interjection, how happy!.
[are] thy men, y582
[0582] Standard
אֱנוֹשׁ
'enowsh
{en-oshe'}
From H0605; properly a mortal (and thus differeing from the more dignified H0120); hence a man in general (singly or collectively). It is often unexpressed in the English Version, especially when used in apposition with another word.
x376
(0376) Complement
אִישׁ
'iysh
{eesh}
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
happy 835
{0835} Prime
אֶשֶׁר
'esher
{eh'-sher}
From H0833; happiness; only in masculine plural construction as interjection, how happy!.
[are] these x428
(0428) Complement
אֵלֶּה
'el-leh
{ale'-leh}
Prolonged from H0411; these or those.
thy servants, 5650
{5650} Prime
עֶבֶד
`ebed
{eh'-bed}
From H5647; a servant.
which stand 5975
{5975} Prime
עָמַד
`amad
{aw-mad'}
A primitive root; to stand, in various relations (literally and figuratively, intransitively and transitively).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
continually 8548
{8548} Prime
תָּמִיד
tamiyd
{taw-meed'}
From an unused root meaning to stretch; properly continuance (as indefinite extension); but used only (attributively as adjective) constant (or adverbially constantly); elliptically the regular (daily) sacrifice.
before 6440
{6440} Prime
פָּנִים
paniym
{paw-neem'}
Plural (but always used as a singular) of an unused noun (פָּנֶה paneh, {paw-neh'}; from H6437); the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.).
thee, [and] that hear 8085
{8085} Prime
שָׁמַע
shama`
{shaw-mah'}
A primitive root; to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively to tell, etc.).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
thy wisdom. 2451
{2451} Prime
חָכְמָה
chokmah
{khok-maw'}
From H2449; wisdom (in a good sense).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Kings 10:1-13.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Kings 10:8

Happy, &c. — With much more reason may we say this of Christ's servants: Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be always praising thee.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Kings 10:8

Happy [are] thy men, happy [are] these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, [and] that hear thy (c) wisdom.

(c) But much more happy are they, who hear the wisdom of God revealed in his word.

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happy are these:

2 Chronicles 9:7-8 Happy [are] thy men, and happy [are] these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and hear thy wisdom. ... Blessed be the LORD thy God, which delighted in thee to set thee on his throne, [to be] king for the LORD thy God: because thy God loved Israel, to establish them for ever, therefore made he thee king over them, to do judgment and justice.
Proverbs 3:13-14 Happy [is] the man [that] findeth wisdom, and the man [that] getteth understanding. ... For the merchandise of it [is] better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
Proverbs 8:34 Blessed [is] the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
Proverbs 10:21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.
Proverbs 13:20 He that walketh with wise [men] shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
Luke 10:39-42 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word. ... But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
Luke 11:28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed [are] they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
Luke 11:31 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon [is] here.
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