32 He spoke three thousand proverbs and his songs numbered a thousand and five.

Other Translations of 1 Kings 4:32

King James Version

32 And he spake three thousand proverbs: and his songs were a thousand and five.

English Standard Version

32 He also spoke 3,000 proverbs, and his songs were 1,005.

The Message

32 He created three thousand proverbs; his songs added up to 1,005.

New King James Version

32 He spoke three thousand proverbs, and his songs were one thousand and five.

New Living Translation

32 He composed some 3,000 proverbs and wrote 1,005 songs.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Kings 4:32

Commentary on 1 Kings 4:29-34

(Read 1 Kings 4:29-34)

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, should 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 came 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 hid for us, for he is made of God to us, wisdom. Christ's fame shall spread through all the earth, and men of all nations shall come to him, learn of him, and take upon them his easy yoke, and find rest for their souls.