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1 Kings 4:30 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east, and all the wisdom of Egypt.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Solomon’s wisdom surpassed the wisdom of all the sons of the east and all the wisdom of Egypt.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the sons of the east, and all the wisdom of Egypt.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— so that, the wisdom of Solomon, excelled, the wisdom of all the sons of the East,—and all the wisdom of the Egyptians,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and the wisdom of Solomon is greater than the wisdom of any of the sons of the east, and than all the wisdom of Egypt;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the wisdom of Solomon surpassed the wisdom of all the Orientals, and of the Egyptians;
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And Solomons wisedome excelled the wisedome of all the children of the East countrey, and all the wisedome of Egypt.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And Solomon abounded greatly beyond the wisdom of all the ancients, and beyond all the wise men of Mizraim{gr.Egypt}.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And Shelomoh's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Mitzrayim.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And lm's שְׁלֹמֹה 8010
{8010} Prime
שְׁלֹמֹה
Sh@lomoh
{shel-o-mo'}
From H7965; peaceful; Shelomoh, David's successor.
wisdom 2451
{2451} Prime
חָכְמָה
chokmah
{khok-maw'}
From H2449; wisdom (in a good sense).
excelled y7235
[7235] Standard
רָבָה
rabah
{raw-baw'}
A primitive root; to increase (in whatever respect).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
the wisdom 2451
{2451} Prime
חָכְמָה
chokmah
{khok-maw'}
From H2449; wisdom (in a good sense).
x7235
(7235) Complement
רָבָה
rabah
{raw-baw'}
A primitive root; to increase (in whatever respect).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
of all x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
the children 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
of the east country, 6924
{6924} Prime
קֶדֶם
qedem
{keh'-dem}
From H6923; the front, of palce (absolutely the fore part, relatively the East) or time (antiquity); often used adverbially (before, anciently, eastward).
and all x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
the wisdom 2451
{2451} Prime
חָכְמָה
chokmah
{khok-maw'}
From H2449; wisdom (in a good sense).
of Mixrayim מִצרַיִם. 4714
{4714} Prime
מִצְרַיִם
Mitsrayim
{mits-rah'-yim}
Dual of H4693; Mitsrajim, that is, Upper and Lower Egypt.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Kings 4:30

_ _ Solomon’s wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country — that is, the Arabians, Chaldeans, and Persians (Genesis 25:6).

_ _ all the wisdom of Egypt — Egypt was renowned as the seat of learning and sciences, and the existing monuments, which so clearly describe the ancient state of society and the arts, show the high culture of the Egyptian people.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Kings 4:29-34.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Kings 4:30

East country — The Chaldeans, Persians, and Arabians, who all lay eastward from Canaan, and were famous in ancient times for their wisdom and learning. Egypt — The Egyptians, whose fame was then great for their skill in the arts and sciences, which made them despise the Grecians as children in knowledge.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Kings 4:30

And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the (l) east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt.

(l) That is, the philosophers and astronomers who were judged most wise.

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the children:

Genesis 25:6 But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country.
Job 1:3 His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east.
Daniel 1:20 And in all matters of wisdom [and] understanding, that the king enquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians [and] astrologers that [were] in all his realm.
Daniel 4:7 Then came in the magicians, the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers: and I told the dream before them; but they did not make known unto me the interpretation thereof.
Daniel 5:11-12 There is a man in thy kingdom, in whom [is] the spirit of the holy gods; and in the days of thy father light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, was found in him; whom the king Nebuchadnezzar thy father, the king, [I say], thy father, made master of the magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans, [and] soothsayers; ... Forasmuch as an excellent spirit, and knowledge, and understanding, interpreting of dreams, and shewing of hard sentences, and dissolving of doubts, were found in the same Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar: now let Daniel be called, and he will shew the interpretation.
Matthew 2:1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
Matthew 2:16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.

the wisdom of Egypt:

Isaiah 19:11-12 Surely the princes of Zoan [are] fools, the counsel of the wise counsellors of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say ye unto Pharaoh, I [am] the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings? ... Where [are] they? where [are] thy wise [men]? and let them tell thee now, and let them know what the LORD of hosts hath purposed upon Egypt.
Acts 7:22 And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds.
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Gn 25:6. Jb 1:3. Is 19:11. Dn 1:20; 4:7; 5:11. Mt 2:1, 16. Ac 7:22.

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