Parallel Verses

World English Bible

God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and very great understanding, even as the sand that is on the seashore.

New American Standard Bible

Now God gave Solomon wisdom and very great discernment and breadth of mind, like the sand that is on the seashore.

King James Version

And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore.

Holman Bible

God gave Solomon wisdom, very great insight, and understanding as vast as the sand on the seashore.

International Standard Version

God gave Solomon wisdom and great discernment. His insights were as numerous as sand on the seashore.

A Conservative Version

And God gave Solomon exceedingly much wisdom and understanding, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea-shore.

American Standard Version

And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea-shore.

Amplified

And God gave Solomon exceptionally much wisdom and understanding, and breadth of mind like the sand of the seashore.

Bible in Basic English

And God gave Solomon a great store of wisdom and good sense, and a mind of wide range, as wide as the sand by the seaside.

Darby Translation

And God gave Solomon wisdom and very great understanding and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea-shore.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And God gave Solomon exceedingly great wisdom and intelligence and magnanimity of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore.

Julia Smith Translation

And God will give wisdom to Solomon, and understanding exceeding much, and breadth of heart as the sand which is upon the lip of the sea.

King James 2000

And God gave Solomon wisdom and exceedingly great understanding, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the seashore.

Lexham Expanded Bible

God gave wisdom to Solomon and very great discernment, as well as {breadth of understanding}, as the sand which is on the edge of the seashore.

Modern King James verseion

And God gave Solomon exceeding great wisdom and understanding, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the seashore.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much and a large heart, even as the sand along by the sea bank:

NET Bible

God gave Solomon wisdom and very great discernment; the breadth of his understanding was as infinite as the sand on the seashore.

New Heart English Bible

God gave Solomon wisdom and exceptional insight, and very great understanding, even as the sand that is on the seashore.

The Emphasized Bible

And God gave wisdom unto Solomon, and discernment, and very great largeness of heart, - like the sand that is on the shore of the sea:

Webster

And God gave Solomon great wisdom and understanding, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea-shore.

Youngs Literal Translation

And God giveth wisdom to Solomon, and understanding, very much, and breadth of heart, as the sand that is on the edge of the sea;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

שׁלמה 
Sh@lomoh 
Usage: 293

חכמה 
Chokmah 
Usage: 149

תּובנה תּבוּנה תּבוּןo 
Tabuwn 
Usage: 42

רבה 
Rabah 
Usage: 224

and largeness
רחב 
Rochab 
Usage: 101

even as the sand
חול 
Chowl 
Usage: 23

that is on the sea
ים 
Yam 
Usage: 396

References

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Hastings

Context Readings

Solomon's Wisdom: Literature, Zoology, Biology, Dendrology

28 Barley also and straw for the horses and swift steeds brought they to the place where [the officers] were, every man according to his duty. 29 God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and very great understanding, even as the sand that is on the seashore. 30 Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east, and all the wisdom of Egypt.


Cross References

1 Kings 3:12

behold, I have done according to your word. Behold, I have given you a wise and an understanding heart; so that there has been none like you before you, neither after you shall any arise like you.

1 Kings 4:20

Judah and Israel were many as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking and making merry.

Genesis 41:49

Joseph laid up grain as the sand of the sea, very much, until he stopped counting, for it was without number.

Judges 7:12

The Midianites and the Amalekites and all the children of the east lay along in the valley like locusts for multitude; and their camels were without number, as the sand which is on the seashore for multitude.

1 Kings 3:28

All Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do justice.

1 Kings 10:23-24

So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom.

2 Chronicles 1:10-12

Now give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people; for who can judge this your people, that is so great?"

Psalm 119:34

Give me understanding, and I will keep your law. Yes, I will obey it with my whole heart.

Proverbs 2:6

For Yahweh gives wisdom. Out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.

Ecclesiastes 1:16

I said to myself, "Behold, I have obtained for myself great wisdom above all who were before me in Jerusalem. Yes, my heart has had great experience of wisdom and knowledge."

Ecclesiastes 2:26

For to the man who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy; but to the sinner he gives travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him who pleases God. This also is vanity and a chasing after wind.

Isaiah 60:5

Then you shall see and be radiant, and your heart shall thrill and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, the wealth of the nations shall come to you.

Jeremiah 33:22

As the army of the sky can't be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured; so will I multiply the seed of David my servant, and the Levites who minister to me.

Habakkuk 1:9

All of them come for violence. Their hordes face the desert. He gathers prisoners like sand.

James 1:5

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach; and it will be given to him.

James 1:17

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation, nor turning shadow.

James 3:17

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceful, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

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