Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

1 Kings 3:13

I have also given you what you have not asked, both riches and honor, so that there will not be any among the kings like you all your days.
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Blessing;   Children;   Communion;   Dream;   Longevity;   Prayer;   Solomon;   Thompson Chain Reference - Blessings;   Blessings-Afflictions;   Honour;   Honour-Dishonour;   Temporal;   The Topic Concordance - Obedience;   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;   Glory;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Ecclesiastes, the Book of;   Meshach;   Solomon;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Gibeon;   Intercession;   Kings, 1 and 2;   Wealth and Materialism;   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;   Dream;   Intercession;   Wisdom of Solomon, the;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Honor;   Solomon;  

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

A striking illustration of that law of the divine government to which Christ referred (marginal reference).

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 1 Kings 3:13". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/1-kings-3.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked,.... That is, intended to give him, and now promised it, and was about to bestow it on him:

both riches and honour; the former through the presents and tribute of the nations about him, and his trading to foreign parts; and the latter chiefly through his wisdom, the fame of which was spread everywhere:

so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days; that is, none like him for riches and honour among all the kings of the neighbouring nations so long as he lived; though there might be kings in later times as rich, or richer than he, as Croesus, Alexander, &c. but then not so honourable as he; so, putting both together, there were no kings like him before or after, and especially if wisdom be added to them, as in 2 Chronicles 1:12.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 3:13". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-kings-3.html. 1999.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches, and honour: so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days.

All thy days — Whereby he signifies that these gifts of God were not transient, as they were in Saul, but such as should abide with him whilst he lived.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 3:13". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/1-kings-3.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

1 Kings 3:13 And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches, and honour: so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days.

Ver. 13. Both riches and honour.] Seek God’s kingdom first, and then other things shall seek us fast enough. [Matthew 6:33] Piety hath plenty of these things cast into the bargain, as it were, and assured her. [Proverbs 3:16 1 Timothy 4:8]

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 3:13". 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

I have also given; either, first, I have granted and decreed to give; for words signifying action are oft put only for the purpose of the action. Or rather, secondly, I will give, as it is expressed in the parallel place, 2 Chronicles 1:12; I will as certainly give them, as if I had actually done it; for future certain things are oft expressed in Scripture in the past time, as is well known to all.

There shall not be; so it is true of all the succeeding kings of Israel, of whom he speaks. Or, hath not been, as it is in the Hebrew; and so it may be true of all the kings that then were or had been in the world, whereof none was like to him, to wit, in all the things here mentioned, and wherein he is compared with them, which is not only in riches, but also in wisdom, and in honour or renown.

All thy days, to wit of thy life; whereby he signifies, that these gifts of God were not temporary and transient, as they were in Saul, but such as should abide with him whilst he lived.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 1 Kings 3:13". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/1-kings-3.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

13.Also’ both riches, and honour — How true to the principle of the Divine government enunciated by Christ, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 1 Kings 3:13". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/1-kings-3.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Heretofore: 2 Paralipomenon (i. 12,) adds, nor after thee, Ecclesiastes ii. 7.[i. 16.?] This is also limited by some to the kings of that country. But the riches of Solomon were not exceeded by those of the greatest monarchs. Diss., "on the riches which David left." (Calmet)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 1 Kings 3:13". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/1-kings-3.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

any = a man. Hebrew. ish. App-14.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Kings 3:13". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/1-kings-3.html. 1909-1922.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches, and honour: so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days.
And I
Psalms 84:11,12; Matthew 6:33; Romans 8:32; 1 Corinthians 3:22,23; Ephesians 3:20
riches
4:21-24; 10:23-29; Proverbs 3:16
shall not be
or, hath not been.
Reciprocal: 2 Kings 3:18 - And this;  1 Chronicles 17:17 - hast regarded;  1 Chronicles 29:25 - bestowed;  2 Chronicles 9:22 - passed all the kings;  Nehemiah 13:26 - yet among;  Ecclesiastes 1:16 - Lo;  Ecclesiastes 5:19 - to whom;  Ecclesiastes 6:2 - a man

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Kings 3:13". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-kings-3.html.