Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

1 Kings 9:10

It came about at the end of twenty years in which Solomon had built the two houses, the house of the Lord and the king's house
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Diplomacy;   Solomon;   Treaty;   Tyre;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Time;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Egypt;   Year;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Hiram;   Solomon;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Kings, the Books of;   Solomon;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Cabul;   Kings, 1 and 2;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Alliance;   Hiram;   Israel;   Palace;   Solomon;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Ca'bul;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Cabul;   Hiram;   Solomon;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Chronicles, Books of;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

At the end of twenty years - He employed seven years and a half in building the temple, and twelve years and a half in building the king's house; see 1 Kings 7:1; 2 Chronicles 8:1.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 1 Kings 9:10". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/1-kings-9.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

The “twenty years” are to be counted from the fourth year of Solomon, the year when he commenced the building of the temple. They are made up of the seven years employed in the work of the temple 1 Kings 6:38, and the thirteen years during which Solomon was building his own house 1 Kings 7:1.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 1 Kings 9:10". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/1-kings-9.html. 1870.

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible

HIRAM'S DISPLEASURE WITH SOLOMON

"And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, wherein Solomon had built the two houses, the house of Jehovah and the king's house (now Hiram the king of Tyre had furnished Solomon with cedar-trees and fir-trees, and with gold, according to all his desire), that then king Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee. And Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him; and they pleased him not. And he said, What cities are these, my brother, which thou hast given me? And he called them the land of Cabul unto this day. And Hiram sent to the king six-score talents of gold."

"Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee" (1 Kings 9:11). Some commentators think they have found a contradiction in 2 Chronicles 8:2 where it is related that Hiram (Huram) gave Solomon these twenty cities; but that is no contradiction. Hiram announced the worthlessness of the cities and returned them to the giver, as we should have expected after what is written here.

"He called them the land of Cabul" (1 Kings 9:13). Moffatt rendered this line: "He called them Cabul, the good for nothing district." No wonder he returned them to Solomon. The worthlessness of the territory mentioned here was proverbial. "It was that area later known as `Galilee of the Gentiles" (Matthew 4:15)."[5]

"And Hiram sent to the king six-score talents of gold" (1 Kings 9:14). Like a great many other things in this narrative, the appearance of this statement at this point is by no means chronological. This gold which Hiram sent to Solomon is that gold mentioned in 1 Kings 9:11; and it shows why Solomon ceded part of Israel's territory to Hiram, evidently as payment of a debt which Solomon was unable otherwise to pay. "Solomon's grandiose building schemes were more expensive than he could actually afford."[6]

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Coffman, James Burton. "Commentary on 1 Kings 9:10". "Coffman Commentaries on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/1-kings-9.html. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1983-1999.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And it came to pass at the end of twenty years,.... From the time Solomon first began to build: when Solomon had built the two houses, the house of the Lord, and the king's house; the first was seven years in building, and the other thirteen; in all twenty.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 9:10". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-kings-9.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

1 Kings 9:10-23. The mutual presents of Solomon and Hiram.

at the end of twenty years — Seven and a half years were spent in building the temple, and twelve and a half or thirteen in the erection of his palace (1 Kings 7:1; 2 Chronicles 8:1). This verse is only a recapitulation of 1 Kings 9:1, necessary to recover the thread of connection in the narrative.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 1 Kings 9:10". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/1-kings-9.html. 1871-8.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

1 Kings 9:10 And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, when Solomon had built the two houses, the house of the LORD, and the king’s house,

Ver. 10. At the end of twenty years,] viz., From the beginning of the temple’s building.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 9:10". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/1-kings-9.html. 1865-1868.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

10.Twenty years — Seven in building the temple, (1 Kings 6:38,) and thirteen on the palace. 1 Kings 7:1.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 1 Kings 9:10". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/1-kings-9.html. 1874-1909.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

twenty years. Compare 1 Kings 7:1.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Kings 9:10". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/1-kings-9.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, when Solomon had built the two houses, the house of the LORD, and the king's house,

At the end of twenty years. Seven and a half years were spent in building the temple (1 Kings 6:38), and twelve and a half years or thirteen years in the erection of his palace (1 Kings 7:1; 2 Chronicles 8:1). This verse is only a recapitulation of the first, necessary to recover the thread of connection in the narrative.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 1 Kings 9:10". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/1-kings-9.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(10) And it came to pass.—To this detailed account of the building and consecration of the Temple, ending at 1 Kings 9:9, succeed, first, a notice of a visit of Hiram; and then a section of wholly different character, a series of brief notes (evidently official records), of the works and the government of Solomon, which continues—broken only by the episode of the visit of the Queen of Sheba—to the end of the next chapter.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 9:10". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/1-kings-9.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, when Solomon had built the two houses, the house of the LORD, and the king's house,
at the end of twenty
1; 6:37,38; 7:1; 2 Chronicles 8:1-18
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 9:15 - to build;  1 Kings 11:4 - when Solomon

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Kings 9:10". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-kings-9.html.