Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

1 Kings 10:24

All the earth was seeking the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom which God had put in his heart.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - King;   Solomon;   Wisdom;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Holy Land;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Sabeans;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Israel;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Commerce;   Ecclesiastes, the Book of;   Mizpah;   Silver;   Solomon;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Government;   Israel;   Sheba, Queen of;   Solomon;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Gifts;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Hiram;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And all the earth sought to Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart. For it was all of God, a peculiar gift of his; by "all the earth" is meant the inhabitants of it, and only them, and those the more principal; who came from the several parts of it, hearing the fame of his wisdom, to know the truth of it, and to improve themselves by it.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 10:24". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-kings-10.html. 1999.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And all the earth sought to Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.

All the earth — That is, all the kings of the earth, (as it is expressed2Chronicles9:23,) namely of those parts of the earth.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 10:24". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/1-kings-10.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

1 Kings 10:24 And all the earth sought to Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.

Ver. 24. And all the earth sought to Solomon.] Who was herein a notable type of Christ, so generally frequented, and yet still so cheerfully resorted to in his ordinances by his people, flying thereto as so many "clouds, and as doves to their windows." [Isaiah 60:8]

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 10:24". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/1-kings-10.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

All the earth, i.e. all the kings of the earth, (as it is expressed, 2 Chronicles 9:23) to wit, of those parts of the earth; which synecdoche is very frequent.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 1 Kings 10:24". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/1-kings-10.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

24.All the earth — Inquirers after wisdom, like Sheba’s queen, came from far and near, wherever the fame of Solomon had spread. These expressions of universality, so common in the Hebrew writers, are not to be taken in the widest possible sense.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 1 Kings 10:24". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/1-kings-10.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

The earth; or, the kings of, &c., Paralipomenon.

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 1 Kings 10:24". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/1-kings-10.html. 1859.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And all the earth sought to Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.

All the earth sought to Solomon ... - i:e., in a loose sense, the sovereigns of the neighbouring kingdoms, or the countries of Western Asia.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 1 Kings 10:24". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/1-kings-10.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And all the earth sought to Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.
to
Heb. the face of. which God.
3:9,12,28; Proverbs 2:6; Daniel 1:17; 2:21,23; 5:11; James 1:5
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 4:29 - God;  2 Chronicles 9:22 - passed all the kings;  Psalm 68:29 - shall;  Proverbs 3:13 - is the;  Ecclesiastes 1:16 - Lo;  Ezekiel 16:14 - thy renown;  Daniel 1:20 - in all;  Matthew 12:42 - hear

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Kings 10:24". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-kings-10.html.