Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

1 Kings 3:10

It was pleasing in the sight of the Lord that Solomon had asked this thing.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Children;   Communion;   Dream;   Prayer;   Solomon;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Dreams;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Gibeon;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Solomon;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Kings, First and Second, Theology of;   Prayer;   Wisdom;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Gibeon;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Ecclesiastes, the Book of;   Solomon;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Gibeon;   Intercession;   Kings, 1 and 2;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Israel;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Worldliness (2);   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Dream;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Divide;   Intercession;   Wisdom of Solomon, the;  

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Although Solomon‘s choice was made “in a dream” 1 Kings 3:5, we must regard it as springing from his will in some degree, and therefore as indicative of his moral character.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 1 Kings 3:10". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/1-kings-3.html. 1870.

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible

GOD'S RESPONSE TO SOLOMON'S WISE REQUEST

"And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing. And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life, neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies, but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern justice; Behold, I have done according to thy word: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there hath been none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee. And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches and honor, so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee, all thy days. And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy father David did walk, then I will lengthen thy days. And Solomon awoke; and, behold, it was a dream: and he came to Jerusalem and stood before the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, and offered up burnt-offerings, and offered peace-offerings, and made a feast to all his servants."

All of these things came to pass as God promised, except that due to Solomon's sins, God did not lengthen his days. Due to his youth when he was enthroned and the fact of his reigning forty years, he could not have been more than sixty years of age when he died, perhaps even less. In spite of the transgressions which later overwhelmed him, this chapter records a very beautiful and promising summary of the very beginning of his reign.

Another incident in which Solomon's wisdom in deciding a case of child custody is recorded, perhaps with the intention of giving Israel a glimpse of the young king's remarkable wisdom. That episode concludes the chapter.

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Coffman, James Burton. "Commentary on 1 Kings 3:10". "Coffman Commentaries on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/1-kings-3.html. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1983-1999.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing. Understanding in the affairs of civil government; since he had respect not to his own private benefit and advantage, but the good of the people he governed, and the honour and glory of God, who had set him over them, they being his chosen people, and whose vicegerent he was.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 3:10". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-kings-3.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

the speech pleased the Lord — It was Solomon‘s waking prayers that God heard and requited, but the acceptance was signified in this vision.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 1 Kings 3:10". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/1-kings-3.html. 1871-8.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

1 Kings 3:10 And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.

Ver. 10. That Solomon had asked this thing.] He could not have so done, had not God given him to do it. He accepteth and crowneth his own gifts in us.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 3:10". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/1-kings-3.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

How such a dreaming prayer could please God See Poole "1 Kings 3:5", See Poole "1 Kings 3:6".

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 1 Kings 3:10". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/1-kings-3.html. 1685.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

1 Kings 3:10. The speech pleased the Lord — For it manifested a disinterested mind and a public spirit, that desired, above all things, the honour of God and the good of his people, and to direct his conduct aright and to do justice.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on 1 Kings 3:10". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/1-kings-3.html. 1857.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.

The speech pleased the Lord. It was Solomon's waking prayers that God heard and requited; but the acceptance was signified in this vision.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 1 Kings 3:10". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/1-kings-3.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.
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Proverbs 15:8
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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Kings 3:10". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-kings-3.html.