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Verse 42

Matthew 12:42. The queen of the south, &c. Of this queen, see note on 1 Kings 10:1. She came from the uttermost parts of the earth That part of Arabia from which she came was the uttermost part of the earth that way, being bounded by the sea. A greater than Solomon is here “Our Lord speaks of himself in this sublime language with the utmost reason, and with perfect modesty and decorum. The humble form of his appearance, and his necessary reserve in declaring himself the Messiah in so many words, made it yet more expedient, that by such phrases as these he should sometimes intimate it: and indeed his saying he was greater than Solomon, that most illustrious of all the descendants of David, was as plain an intimation as could well be given.” Doddridge.

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