Introduction to 1 Kings Chapter 4

As in the preceding chapter we have a proof of the wisdom and understanding which the Lord gave to Solomon, as promised, so in this an account is given of the riches and honour he was possessed of; of him, as king over all Israel, and of his princes, 1 Kings 4:1; of the providers of food for his household in the several parts of the land, 1 Kings 4:7; of the largeness and extent of his dominions, and of the peace and prosperity thereof, 1 Kings 4:20; of his daily provisions for his household and for his cattle, 1 Kings 4:22; and of his superior wisdom and knowledge to all others in all nations, which brought some out of all to hear it, 1 Kings 4:29.