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1 Kings 9:28 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And they came to Ophir, and fetched from thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought it to king Solomon.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And they came to Ophir, and fetched from thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought [it] to king Solomon.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— They went to Ophir and took four hundred and twenty talents of gold from there, and brought [it] to King Solomon.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And they came to Ophir, and imported from thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought [it] to king Solomon.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— and they went to Ophir, and fetched thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought it to king Solomon.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— and they came to Ophir, and fetched from thence, gold, four hundred and twenty talents,—and brought it to King Solomon.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and they come in to Ophir and take thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and bring [it] in unto king Solomon.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And they came to Ophir; and they brought from thence to king Solomon four hundred and twenty talents of gold.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And they came to Ophir, and fet from thence gold foure hundred and twentie talents, and brought [it] to king Solomon.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And they came to Sophira, and took thence a hundred and twenty talents of gold, and brought them to king Solomon.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And they came to Ofir, and fetched from thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought [it] to king Shelomoh.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And they came 935
{0935} Prime
בּוֹא
bow'
{bo}
A primitive root; to go or come (in a wide variety of applications).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
to fr אוֹפִיר, 211
{0211} Prime
אוֹפִיר
'Owphiyr
{o-feer'}
Of uncertain derivation; Ophir, the name of a son of Joktan, and of a gold region in the East.
and fetched 3947
{3947} Prime
לָקַח
laqach
{law-kakh'}
A primitive root; to take (in the widest variety of applications).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
from thence x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
x8033
(8033) Complement
שָׁם
sham
{shawm}
A primitive particle (rather from the relative H0834); there (transfered to time) then; often thither, or thence.
gold, 2091
{2091} Prime
זָהָב
zahab
{zaw-hawb'}
From an unused root meaning to shimmer; gold; figuratively something gold colored (that is, yellow), as oil, a clear sky.
four 702
{0702} Prime
אַרְבַּע
'arba`
{ar-bah'}
The second form is the masculine form; from H7251; four.
hundred 3967
{3967} Prime
מֵאָה
me'ah
{may-aw'}
Probably a primitive numeral; a hundred; also as a multiplicative and a fraction.
and twenty 6242
{6242} Prime
עֶשְׂרִים
`esriym
{es-reem'}
From H6235; twenty; also (ordinal) twentieth.
talents, 3603
{3603} Prime
כִּכָּר
kikkar
{kik-kawr'}
From H3769; a circle, that is, (by implication) a circumjacent tract or region, especially the Ghor or valley of the Jordan; also a (round) loaf; also a talent (or large (round) coin).
and brought 935
{0935} Prime
בּוֹא
bow'
{bo}
A primitive root; to go or come (in a wide variety of applications).
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
[it] to x413
(0413) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
king 4428
{4428} Prime
מֶּלֶךְ
melek
{meh'-lek}
From H4427; a king.
lm שְׁלֹמֹה. 8010
{8010} Prime
שְׁלֹמֹה
Sh@lomoh
{shel-o-mo'}
From H7965; peaceful; Shelomoh, David's successor.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Kings 9:28

_ _ Ophir — a general name, like the East or West Indies with us, for all the southern regions lying on the African, Arabian, or Indian seas, in so far as at that time known [Heeren].

_ _ gold, four hundred and twenty talents — (See on 2 Chronicles 8:18). At 125 pounds Troy, or 1500 ounces to the talent, and about 4 to the ounce, this would make 2,604,000 or about $12,350,000.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Kings 9:15-28.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Kings 9:28

Ophir — A place famous for the plenty and fineness of the gold there. It is agreed, that it was a part of the East — Indies, probably Ceylon, which though very remote from us, yet was far nearer the Red — sea, from whence they might easily sail to it in those ancient times, because they might (according to the manner of those first ages) sail all along near the coast, though the voyage was thereby more tedious, which was the reason why three years were spent in it. And here, and here only were to be had all the commodities which Solomon fetched from Ophir, 1 Kings 10:22. Fetched — In all there came to the king four hundred and fifty talents, whereof it seems thirty talents were allowed to Hiram and his men, and so there were only four hundred and twenty that came clear into the king's treasury.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Kings 9:28

And they came to Ophir, and fetched from thence gold, (k) four hundred and twenty talents, and brought [it] to king Solomon.

(k) In (2 Chronicles 8:18), 30 more are mentioned who seem to have been employed for their wages.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Ophir:

1 Kings 10:11 And the navy also of Hiram, that brought gold from Ophir, brought in from Ophir great plenty of almug trees, and precious stones.
Genesis 10:29 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these [were] the sons of Joktan.
1 Chronicles 29:4 [Even] three thousand talents of gold, of the gold of Ophir, and seven thousand talents of refined silver, to overlay the walls of the houses [withal]:
2 Chronicles 8:18 And Huram sent him by the hands of his servants ships, and servants that had knowledge of the sea; and they went with the servants of Solomon to Ophir, and took thence four hundred and fifty talents of gold, and brought [them] to king Solomon.
2 Chronicles 9:10 And the servants also of Huram, and the servants of Solomon, which brought gold from Ophir, brought algum trees and precious stones.
Job 22:24 Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the [gold] of Ophir as the stones of the brooks.
Job 28:16 It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.
Psalms 45:9 Kings' daughters [were] among thy honourable women: upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.
Isaiah 13:12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.

four hundred:

2 Chronicles 8:18 And Huram sent him by the hands of his servants ships, and servants that had knowledge of the sea; and they went with the servants of Solomon to Ophir, and took thence four hundred and fifty talents of gold, and brought [them] to king Solomon.
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Gn 10:29. 1K 10:11. 1Ch 29:4. 2Ch 8:18; 9:10. Jb 22:24; 28:16. Ps 45:9. Is 13:12.

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