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was strengthened: i.e. after the events recorded in 1 Chronicles 2:0 8 and 1 Chronicles 29:0 ; 1Kings 1 and 1 Kings 2:0 .
the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .
God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .
Solomon spake. Thus beginning his reign as David had ended his (1 Chronicles 28:1 ) by a solemn assembly.
captains = princes.
chief = heads.
congregation = convocation, or muster.
went. For the reason, see 1 Kings 3:4 .
Gibeon = a high place.
tabernacle = tent. Hebrew ' oh e l . App-40 .
congregation = assembly.
Moses the servant of the LORD. See note on Deuteronomy 34:5 .
But = But indeed.
the ark. See note on 1 Chronicles 13:3 .Exodus 25:22 .
brought up. Compare 2 Samuel 6:2 , 2Sa 6:17 . 1 Chronicles 15:1 .
the brasen altar. This is additional and supplementary to the account in 1 Kings 3:0 .
he put. So some codices, with two early printed editions; but many codices, with four early printed editions, Septuagint, and Vulgate, read "was there.
the. Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate read "all the".
before. A special various reading called Sevir ( App-34 ) reads "which [was] before".
congregation = assembly.
offered = offered up. Hebrew. alah . App-43 .
In that night. Compare 1 Kings 3:5-15 .
mercy = lovingkindness, or grace.
unto = with.
like the dust. Figures of speech Paroemia and Hyperbole. App-6 .
knowledge. Hebrew. madda'. A rare word = inner consciousness. Occurs only here, verses: 2 Chronicles 1:11-12 , Ecclesiastes 10:20 ("thought"). Daniel 1:4 ("science"). Daniel 1:17 = knowledge (gained by experience, Genesis 2:9 ); while "wisdom" = knowledge (gained by study).
go out . . . come in. Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Species), App-6 , put for manner of life in general.
who can judge . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis.
People, that is so great? or, this Thy great People?
this was in thine heart. Supplementary to the account in Kings.
the life = the soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .
long life = many days.
came from his journey to. Septuagint and Vulgate read "came from".
as stones . . . as the sycomore trees. Figure of speech Hyperbole.
horses. Compare Deuteronomy 17:16 .
linen yarn = in droves. See note on 1 Kings 10:28 , 1 Kings 10:29 .
price = tariff.
by their means. Compare 1 Kings 10:26-29 .
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