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1 Kings 4:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— 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.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— 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.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Solomon had twelve deputies over all Israel, who provided for the king and his household; each man had to provide for a month in the year.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who provided victuals for the king and his household: each man his month in a year made provision.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And Solomon had twelve superintendents over all Israel; and they provided food for the king and his household: each man his month in the year had to make provision.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, Solomon, had twelve governors over all Israel, who used to sustain the king and his household,—for a month in the year, was it appointed unto each one, to find sustenance.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And Solomon hath twelve officers over all Israel, and they have sustained the king and his household—a month in the year is on each one for sustenance;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And Solomon had twelve governors over all Israel, who provided victuals for the king and for his house hold: for every one provided necessaries, each man his month in the year.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And Solomon had twelue officers ouer all Israel, which prouided victuals for the king and his houshold: each man his moneth in a yeere made prouision.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, to provide for the king and his household; each one's turn came to supply for a month in the year.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And Shelomoh had twelve officers over all Yisrael, which provided victuals for the king and his household: each man his month in a year made provision.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And lm שְׁלֹמֹה 8010
{8010} Prime
שְׁלֹמֹה
Sh@lomoh
{shel-o-mo'}
From H7965; peaceful; Shelomoh, David's successor.
had twelve 8147
{8147} Prime
שְׁתַּיִם
sh@nayim
{shen-ah'-yim}
(The first form being dual of H8145; the second form being feminine); two; also (as ordinal) twofold.
6240
{6240} Prime
עָשָׂר
`asar
{aw-sawr'}
For H6235; ten (only in combination), that is, the 'teens'; also (ordinal) a 'teenth'.
officers 5324
{5324} Prime
נָצַב
natsab
{naw-tsab'}
A primitive root; to station, in various applications (literally or figuratively).
z8737
<8737> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 793
over x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
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).
Yi$rl יִשׂרָאֵל, 3478
{3478} Prime
יִשְׂרָאֵל
Yisra'el
{yis-raw-ale'}
From H8280 and H0410; he will rule as God; Jisrael, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity.
which provided victuals 3557
{3557} Prime
כּול
kuwl
{kool}
A primitive root; properly to keep in; hence to measure; figuratively to maintain (in various senses).
z8773
<8773> Grammar
Stem - Pilpel (See H8842)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 19
for 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).
the king 4428
{4428} Prime
מֶּלֶךְ
melek
{meh'-lek}
From H4427; a king.
and his household: 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
each man 259
{0259} Prime
אֶחָד
'echad
{ekh-awd'}
A numeral from H0258; properly united, that is, one; or (as an ordinal) first.
his month 2320
{2320} Prime
חֹדֶשׁ
chodesh
{kho'-desh}
From H2318; the new moon; by implication a month.
in a year 8141
{8141} Prime
שָׁנֵה
shaneh
{shaw-neh'}
(The first form being in plural only, the second form being feminine); from H8138; a year (as a revolution of time).
made provision. 3557
{3557} Prime
כּול
kuwl
{kool}
A primitive root; properly to keep in; hence to measure; figuratively to maintain (in various senses).
z8771
<8771> Grammar
Stem - Pilpel (See H8842)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 7
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Kings 4:7

_ _ 1 Kings 4:7-21. His twelve officers.

_ _ Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel — The royal revenues were raised according to the ancient, and still, in many parts, existing usage of the East, not in money payments, but in the produce of the soil. There would be always a considerable difficulty in the collection and transmission of these tithes (1 Samuel 8:15). Therefore, to facilitate the work, Solomon appointed twelve officers, who had each the charge of a tribe or particular district of country, from which, in monthly rotation, the supplies for the maintenance of the king’s household were drawn, having first been deposited in “the store cities” which were erected for their reception (1 Kings 9:19; 2 Chronicles 8:4, 2 Chronicles 8:6).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Kings 4:1-19.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
officers:
These are doubtless to be considered as general receivers; for, as Sir John Chardin observes, "the revenues of the princes of the East are paid in the fruits and productions of the earth. There are no other taxes on the peasants."

each man:

1 Chronicles 27:1-15 Now the children of Israel after their number, [to wit], the chief fathers and captains of thousands and hundreds, and their officers that served the king in any matter of the courses, which came in and went out month by month throughout all the months of the year, of every course [were] twenty and four thousand. ... The twelfth [captain] for the twelfth month [was] Heldai the Netophathite, of Othniel: and in his course [were] twenty and four thousand.
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