1 Kings 4:21-23

1 Kings 4:21-23 King James Version (KJV)

21 And Solomon reigned over all kingdoms from the river unto the land of the Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt: they brought presents, and served Solomon all the days of his life.

22 And Solomon's provision for one day was thirty measures of fine flour, and threescore measures of meal,

23 Ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen out of the pastures, and an hundred sheep, beside harts, and roebucks, and fallowdeer, and fatted fowl.

An American English Bible
With Old Testament based on the Greek Septuagint

21 for Solomon was the ruler in all their kingdoms from the river in the land of the Philistines to the borders of Egypt. They also brought Solomon many gifts, and they served him throughout all the days of his life.

22 Now, these are the things that Solomon required at his table each day:
· Two hundred bushels of fine flour,
· Four hundred bushels of beaten flour,
· 23 Ten choice calves,
· Twenty grass-fed oxen,
· A hundred sheep,
· And well-fed male and female antelope.

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21 This would be the largest the country would be outside Christ’s kingdom. The historians of the world say that his kingdom would have never been this big but God promised this land and thru Solomon it was gained. The taxes are one reason why Solomon gained so much wealth, the land that he gained the taxes from was the blessing from God that caused his riches. He also had them work for him; workers were always very useful for empires.

22 The ensured that Solomon did not need to focus on growing his own crops as the other people did and allowed him to focus only on running the nation the way God would have him to.

23 This would be useful for Solomon to give sacrifices back to God no matter how well off we become we are to give Him what is His, this shows He is first before what we own.