He had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines, and his wives led him astray.
He had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines, and his wives turned his heart away.
He had seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines. And sure enough, they led his heart away from the LORD.
He had seven hundred royal wives and three hundred concubines--a thousand women in all! And they did seduce him away from God.
He had seven hundred wives, daughters of kings, and three hundred other wives; and through his wives his heart was turned away.
Among his wives were seven hundred princesses and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart.
And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart.
|NET © [draft] ITL|
|NET © Notes||
1 tn Heb “wives, princesses.”
2 sn Concubines were slave women in ancient Near Eastern societies who were the legal property of their master, but who could have legitimate sexual relations with their master. A concubine’s status was more elevated than a mere servant, but she was not free and did not have the legal rights of a free wife. The children of a concubine could, in some instances, become equal heirs with the children of the free wife. The usage in the present passage suggests that after the period of the Judges concubines may have become more of a royal prerogative (cf. also 2 Sam 21:10-14).
3 tn Heb “his wives bent his heart.”