Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

1 Kings 10:4

When the queen of Sheba perceived all the wisdom of Solomon, the house that he had built,
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Queen;   Solomon;   Women;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Sabeans;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Arabia;   Solomon;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Israel;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Sheba;   Solomon;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Book(s);   Queen;   Riddle;   Seba, Sabeans;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Israel;   Sheba, Queen of;   Solomon;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Queen (2);   King James Dictionary - Amber;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Sheba ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Sheba;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Queen;   Queen of Sheba;   Temple;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

Had seen all Solomon's wisdom - By the answers which he gave to her subtle questions.

And the house that he had built - Most probably his own house.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 1 Kings 10:4". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/1-kings-10.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom,.... Which she perceived by his answers to things relative to all sorts of science, natural, civil, and divine:

and the house that he had built; the singular for the plural, "house for houses"; the house of the Lord, his own house, that for Pharaoh's daughter, and the house of the forest of Lebanon; in all which there appeared not only surprising grandeur and magnificence, but exquisite art and skill; there was a great display of his wisdom in the form and contrivance of them. JosephusF16Antiqu. l. 8. c. 6. sect. 5. says, what exceedingly surprised her, and raised her admiration, was the house of the forest of Lebanon.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 10:4". "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 when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house that he had built,

House — Or, the houses, the temple and the king's house, in both which there were evidences of singular wisdom.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 10:4". "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 10:4 And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon’s wisdom, and the house that he had built,

Ver. 4. Had seen all Solomon’s wisdom,] i.e., Heard it, and well weighed it. "O generation, see ye the word of the Lord." [Jeremiah 2:31]

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 10:4". 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

Or, the houses, the singular number being put for the plural, to wit, both the temple and the king’s house, in both which there were evidences of singular wisdom.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 1 Kings 10:4". 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

4.The house that he had built — His royal palace, not the Lord’s house, which, it would seem, she was not permitted to enter, but only saw the ascent to it by which the king went up.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 1 Kings 10:4". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/1-kings-10.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

House, the palace, or rather the temple, (Calmet) or both. (Menochius) --- Dion (37) and Tacitus extol the grandeur of the temple, which Titus destroyed. What would they have said of that built by Solomon? (Calmet)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 1 Kings 10:4". "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 when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house that he had built,

And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom [ chaak

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 1 Kings 10:4". "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 when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house that he had built,
Solomon's
3:28; 4:29-31; 2 Chronicles 9:3,4; Ecclesiastes 12:9; Matthew 12:42
the house
6:1-7
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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Kings 10:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-kings-10.html.