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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 1 Kings 4:26


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    King James Bible - 1 Kings 4:26

    And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.

    World English Bible

    Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.

    Douay-Rheims - 1 Kings 4:26

    And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of chariot horses, and twelve thou-
    sand for the saddle.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.

    Original Hebrew

    ויהי
    1961  לשׁלמה 8010 ארבעים 705 אלף 505 ארות 723 סוסים 5483 למרכבו 4817 ושׁנים 8147 עשׂר 6240 אלף 505 פרשׁים׃ 6571

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    VERSE (26) -
    1Ki 10:25,26 De 17:16 2Sa 8:4 2Ch 1:14; 9:25 Ps 20:7

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 4:26

    Tenía además de esto Salomón cuarenta mil caballos en sus caballerizas para sus carros, y doce mil caballos de cabalgar.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Kings 4:26

    Verse 26.
    Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses-and twelve thousand horsemen.] In 2 Chron. ix. 25, instead of forty thousand stalls, we read four thousand; and even this number might be quite sufficient to hold horses for twelve thousand horsemen; for stalls and stables may be here synonymous. In 1 Kings x. 26; it is said he had one thousand four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen; and this is the reading in 2 Chron. i. 14. In 2 Chron. ix. 25, already quoted, instead of forty thousand stalls for horses, the Septuagint has tessarev ciliadev qhleiai ippoi, four thousand mares; and in this place the whole verse is omitted both by the Syriac and Arabic. In the Targum of Rabbi Joseph on this book we have ham [bra arba meah, four hundred, instead of the four thousand in Chronicles, and the forty thousand in the text. From this collation of parallel places we may rest satisfied that there is a corruption in the numbers somewhere; and as a sort of medium, we may take for the whole four thousand stalls, one thousand four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 26. And
    Solomon had forty thousand stalls for horses , etc.] In ( Chronicles 9:25); it is only four thousand; and therefore some think that here is a mistake of the copier, of “arbaim”, forty, for “arbah”, four; which it is thought might be through divine permission, in such lesser matters, without any prejudice to the authority of the Scriptures in matters of faith and practice; but without supposing this, a reconciliation may be made, by observing, that here the writer, as Ben Gersom notes, gives the number of the horses that were in the stables, which were forty thousand, there the stables themselves, which were four thousand, ten horses in a stable; or here he numbers the stalls, which were forty thousand, and there the stables, which were four thousand, there being ten stalls in each; and the word there has the letter “yod” in it more than here, which is the numerical letter for “ten”, and may point thereunto; or here the writer speaks of all the stalls for horses Solomon had throughout the kingdom, there of those only he had in Jerusalem. Benjamin of Tudela affirms, that these stalls, or stables, which Solomon built very strong of large stones, are still in being in Jerusalem, and that there is no building to be seen like it any where; but no other writer speaks of them; nor is it at all probable that they should remain: for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen ; some of the said stalls of horses were for his chariots, to draw in them for various uses, of which had 1400, ( 1 Kings 10:26); and others to mount twelve thousand horsemen, who were placed in various parts, to defend kingdom.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 20-28 - Never did the
    crown of Israel shine so bright, as when Solomon wore it He had peace on all sides. Herein, his kingdom was a type of the Messiah's; for to Him it is promised that he shall have the heathen for his inheritance, and that princes shall worship him. The spiritual peace, and joy, and holy security, of all the faithful subjects of the Lord Jesus, were typified by that of Israel. The kingdom of God is not as Solomon's was, meat and drink, but, what is infinitely better righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. The vast number of his attendants, and the great resort to him, are shown by the provisio daily made. Herein Christ far outdoes Solomon, that he feeds all his subjects, not with the bread that perishes, but with that which endure to eternal life.


    Original Hebrew

    ויהי 1961  לשׁלמה 8010 ארבעים 705 אלף 505 ארות 723 סוסים 5483 למרכבו 4817 ושׁנים 8147 עשׂר 6240 אלף 505 פרשׁים׃ 6571


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