Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

1 Kings 5:12

The Lord gave wisdom to Solomon, just as He promised him; and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon, and the two of them made a covenant.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Alliances;   Diplomacy;   Temple;   Treaty;   Wisdom;   Thompson Chain Reference - Covenant;   Covenants and Vows;   Solomon;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Covenants;   Temple, the First;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Hiram or Huram;   Tyre or Tyrus;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Phoenicia;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Covenant;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Alliance;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Alliances;   Hiram;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Covenant;   Hiram;   Lebanon;   Wages;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Alliance;   Israel;   Solomon;   Wisdom;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Hiram ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Hiram;   Solomon;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Alliances;   Hi'ram,;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Alliance;   Brotherly;   Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia - Alliances;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Bible Canon;   Halé;   é;  

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

The Lord gave Solomon wisdom - It seems to be implied that Solomon‘s divine gift of wisdom enabled him to make such favorable arrangements with Hiram.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 1 Kings 5:12". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/1-kings-5.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And the Lord gave Solomon wisdom, as he promised him,.... Which, among other things, appeared in his preparations for building the temple, and in his agreements with Hiram for timber and workmen for that purpose and by continuing and confirming friendship between himself and Hiram, who was so serviceable to him:

and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon, and they two made a league together; in order to continue and establish peace and friendship between them, which Solomon might lawfully do, the Tyrians being no part of the seven nations with whom alliances were forbidden.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 5:12". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-kings-5.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

And the LORD gave Solomon wisdom, as he promised him: and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon; and they e two made a league together.

(e) Concerning the furniture of wood.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 1 Kings 5:12". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/1-kings-5.html. 1599-1645.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

1 Kings 5:12 And the LORD gave Solomon wisdom, as he promised him: and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon; and they two made a league together.

Ver. 12. And the Lord gave Solomon wisdom] Sapientiam architectonicam, tanquam Idaeam futuri aedificii, wisdom for the present purpose, skill in contriving and building, a notion of the future edifice.

And they two made a league together.] A brotherly covenant, which though Tyre some while forgot, [Amos 1:9] and insulted over Jerusalem, yet it was foretold - and accordingly fulfilled - that Tyre, when converted, should leave hoarding and heaping her wealth, and should find another manner of employment for it, viz., to feed and clothe God’s saints. [Isaiah 23:18]

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 5:12". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/1-kings-5.html. 1865-1868.

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

1 Kings 5:12. There was peace between Hiram and Solomon, &c.— There can be no reason why any Christian prince may not make a league and peace with the Great Turk, Mogul, or the Tartar, as well as David and Solomon did with Hiram; the latter of whom renewed the same league that his father had made, according to the wisdom which God had given him. And, no doubt, the elements of the Christian religion advise and enjoin a peace with all men; that is, to refrain from and avoid all acts of hostility with all the world, who will live peaceably with us, as the best, if not the only way to propagate the true religion, and all manner of truth; and it is very strange, that they who do believe that the conscience cannot be compelled by war or violence, can believe that there are any people in the world with whom we should not preserve peace; except they think that there are men whom God has so reprobated, that he would by no means have them drawn from their error, and instructed in the knowledge of him; and that those men are to beget others of the same infidelity to the end of the world; a conclusion, which, how inevitably soever it must follow from such propositions, no man is arrived at the madness and wickedness to avow.

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Coke, Thomas. "Commentary on 1 Kings 5:12". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/1-kings-5.html. 1801-1803.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

The Lord gave Solomon wisdom, i.e. he increased in wisdom more and more; which is here mentioned, because he showed his wisdom in all his transactions with Hiram.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 1 Kings 5:12". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/1-kings-5.html. 1685.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

as = according as. Compare 1 Kings 3:12.

league =

a covenant. For breaking which Tyre was judged later. See Amos 1:9.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Kings 5:12". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/1-kings-5.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And the LORD gave Solomon wisdom, as he promised him: and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon; and they two made a league together.

No JFB commentary on this verse.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 1 Kings 5:12". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/1-kings-5.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the LORD gave Solomon wisdom, as he promised him: and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon; and they two made a league together.
as he promised him
3:12; 4:29; 2 Chronicles 1:12; James 1:5
they two
15:19; Genesis 21:32; Amos 1:9
Reciprocal: Matthew 12:42 - hear

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Kings 5:12". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-kings-5.html.