1 Kings 4:26

 

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

King James Version (KJV)

 

 

Other Translations of 1 Kings 4:26

“ And Solomon had fourtie thousand stalles of horses for his charets, and twelue thousand horsemen.”
King James Version (1611) - View original scan of 1 Kings chapter 4
 

“Solomon had 40,000 stalls of horses for his chariots, and 12,000 horsemen.”
New American Standard Version (1995)
 

“And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.”
American Standard Version (1901)
 

“And Solomon had four thousand boxed-off spaces for horses for his carriages, and twelve thousand horsemen.”
Basic English Bible
 

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

“And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of chariot horses, and twelve thou- sand for the saddle. ”
Douay Rheims Bible
 

“And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen. ”
Webster's Bible
 

“Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.”
World English Bible
 

“And Solomon hath forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.”
Youngs Literal Bible
 

“ (5:6) And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.”
Jewish Publication Society Bible
 


 

Chris's comment on 2021-01-09 16:28:32:

Thank you Jack. I appreciated that clear explanation - sounds very plausible as minor textual (copyist) errors have been noted from time to time. Of course, these don't in any way take away from the veracity of Scripture, but it bears remembering that such small inconsistencies can appear, as in any writing/publication, that shouldn't warrant our complete rejection of the whole.

 

Jack Gutknecht's comment on 2021-01-09 06:28:41:

1 Kings 4:26-How can this verse say Solomon had 40,000 stalls when 2 Chronicles 9:25 says he had only 4,000 stalls?

Problem: In recording the prosperity of Solomon, this passage states that he had 40,000 stalls of horses for his chariots. However, 1 Chronicles 9:25 affirms that Solomon had only 4,000 stalls for horses. Which one is right?

Solution: This is undoubtedly a copyist error. The ratio of 4,000 horses to 1,400 chariots, as found in the 2 Chronicles passage, is much more reasonable than a ratio of 40,000 to 1,400 found in the 1 Kings text. In the Hebrew language, the visual difference between the two numbers is very slight. The consonants for the number 40 are rbym,? while the consonants for the number 4 are rbh (the vowels were not written in the text). The manuscripts from which the scribe worked may have been smudged or damaged and have given the appearance of being forty thousand rather than four thousand.

 


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