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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 1 Kings 4:33


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    King James Bible - 1 Kings 4:33

    And he spake of trees, from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall: he spake also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things, and of fishes.

    World English Bible

    He spoke of
    trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon even to the hyssop that springs out of the wall; he spoke also of animals, and of birds, and of creeping things, and of fish.

    Douay-Rheims - 1 Kings 4:33

    And he treated about
    trees from the cedar that is in Libanus, unto the hyssop that cometh out of the wall: and he discoursed of beasts, and of fowls, and of creeping things, and of fishes.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And he spoke of
    trees, from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon even to the hyssop that springeth out of the wall: he spoke also of beasts, and of fowls, and of creeping animals, and of fishes.

    Original Hebrew

    וידבר
    1696  על 5921  העצים 6086  מן 4480  הארז 730  אשׁר 834  בלבנון 3844 ועד 5704 האזוב 231 אשׁר 834 יצא 3318 בקיר 7023 וידבר 1696 על 5921 הבהמה 929 ועל 5921 העוף 5775 ועל 5921 הרמשׂ 7431 ועל 5921 הדגים׃ 1709

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    VERSE (33) -
    Ex 12:22 Nu 19:18 Ps 51:7 Heb 9:19

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 4:33

    También disertó de los árboles, desde el cedro del Líbano hasta el hisopo que nace en la pared. Asimismo disertó de los animales, de las aves, de las serpientes, y de los peces.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Kings 4:33

    Verse 33. He spake of trees-beasts-fowl-creeping things, and of fishes.] This is a
    complete system of natural history, as far as relates to the animal and vegetable kingdoms, and the first intimation we have of any thing of the kind: Solomon was probably the first natural historian in the world.

    O, how must the heart of Tournefort, Ray, Linne, Buffon, Cuvier, Swammerdam, Blosch, and other naturalists, be wrung, to know that these works of Solomon are all and for ever lost! What light should we have thrown on the animal and vegetable kingdoms, had these works been preserved! But the providence of God has not thought fit to preserve them, and succeeding naturalists are left to invent the system which he probably left perfect. If there be any remains of his wisdom, they must be sought among the orientals, among whom his character is well known, and rates as high as it does with either Jews or Christians. I shall give some extracts from their works relative to Solomon when I come to consider his character at the end of chap. xi. 43.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 33. And he spake of trees , etc.] Of all trees, herbs, and plants, of the nature, virtues, and use them: from the cedar tree that [is] in Lebanon : a mountain on the northern border of Judea, famous for cedars, the tallest and largest of trees: even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall ; which grew about Jerusalem, and in the mountains of it, as an Arabic writes testifies f66 , the lowest and least herb; so that what is between the cedar and hyssop include trees and plants of every kind and sort: whether the same herb we call hyssop is meant, is not certain; some take it to be mint; others marjoram; some houseleek; others the wallflower; Levinus Lemnius supposes it to be Adiantum, or maiden hair: the Targum interprets it allegorically, that he prophesied of the kings of the house of David in this world, and in the world to come of the Messiah: he spake also of beasts, and of fowls, and of creeping things, and of fishes ; he understood the nature of all sorts of animals in the earth, air, and sea, and discoursed of their names, kinds, qualities, and use, with the greatest ease and perspicuity; the Jews fancy that Aristotle’s History of Animals is his, which that philosopher came upon, and published it in his own name. Suidas says it was reported that Solomon wrote a book of medicines for all diseases, which was fixed to the entrance of the temple, which Hezekiah took away, because sick people applied to that for cure of their disorders, and neglected to pray to God.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 29-34 -
    Solomon's wisdom was more his glory than his wealth. He had what is here called largeness of heart, for the heart is often put for the powers of the mind. He had the gift of utterance, as well as wisdom. It is very desirable, that those who have large gifts of any kind, shoul have large hearts to use them for the good of others. What treasures of wisdom and knowledge are lost! But every sort of knowledge that is needful for salvation is to be found in the holy Scriptures. There cam persons from all parts, who were more eager after knowledge than their neighbours, to hear the wisdom of Solomon. Solomon was herein a type of Christ, in whom are hid all treasures of wisdom and knowledge; and his for us, for he is made of God to us, wisdom. Christ's fame shall sprea through all the earth, and men of all nations shall come to him, lear of him, and take upon them his easy yoke, and find rest for their souls __________________________________________________________________


    Original Hebrew

    וידבר 1696  על 5921  העצים 6086  מן 4480  הארז 730  אשׁר 834  בלבנון 3844 ועד 5704 האזוב 231 אשׁר 834 יצא 3318 בקיר 7023 וידבר 1696 על 5921 הבהמה 929 ועל 5921 העוף 5775 ועל 5921 הרמשׂ 7431 ועל 5921 הדגים׃ 1709


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