1 Kings 4:24-28

Feb 12, 2013
1 Kings 4:24-28 King James Version (KJV)

24 For he had dominion over all the region on this side the river, from Tiphsah even to Azzah, over all the kings on this side the river: and he had peace on all sides round about him.

25 And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beersheba, all the days of Solomon.

26 And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.

27 And those officers provided victual for king Solomon, and for all that came unto king Solomon's table, every man in his month: they lacked nothing.

28 Barley also and straw for the horses and dromedaries brought they unto the place where the officers were, every man according to his charge.

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

24 Solomon was also the ruler of all the land on the [east] side of the [Jordan], and there was peace throughout the whole country. 25 [So, during all the days of Solomon, the people] in Judah and IsraEl (from Dan to BeerSheba) harvested their own grapevines and [lived] under their own fig trees.

26 Now, Solomon had forty thousand breeding horses (for his chariots) and twelve thousand horsemen. 27 And those whom he put in charge brought the things that were required to the king's table (each one in his own month)… they did just as they were told and they didn't change a word. 28 They brought barley and hay for the horses, and they took the chariots wherever the king needed them or arranged for them to be.

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24 This would be west of the Euphrates to the sea. This is the largest the kingdom would ever be, it would divide after Solomon and the division would cause them to loose land. Solomon ruled over the kings and him be a good ruler caused him to have peace because he followed after God.

25 At this time the split into two nations had not yet happened. The people were safe because Solomon was a ruler that seeked after God. Good leaders are important and at this time Solomon was a good leader.

26 This military might was why his kingdom would remain large and God gave him that.

27 They brought all the food to Solomon everything he needed and wanted.

28 When we receive Christ we get our fill.