4 So king Solomon was king over all Israel. 2 And these were the princes which he had; Azariah the son of Zadok ||the priest, 3 Elihoreph and Ahiah, the sons of aShisha, ||scribes; Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, the ||recorder. 4 And bBenaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the host: and Zadok and cAbiathar were the priests: 5 And Azariah the son of Nathan was over dthe officers: and Zabud the son of Nathan was eprincipal officer, and fthe king’s friend: 6 And Ahishar was over the household: and gAdoniram the son of Abda was over the ||tribute. 7 And Solomon had twelve dofficers over all Israel, which provided victuals for the king and his household: each man his month in a year made provision. 8 And these are their names: ||The son of Hur, in hmount Ephraim: 9 ||The son of Dekar, in Makaz, and in iShaalbim, and jBeth-shemesh, and Elon-beth-hanan: 10 ||The son of Hesed, in Aruboth; to him pertained kSochoh, and all the land of lHepher: 11 ||The son of Abinadab, in all mthe region of Dor; which had Taphath the daughter of Solomon to wife: 12 Baana the son of nAhilud; to him pertained oTaanach and oMegiddo, and all pBeth-shean, which is by qZartanah beneath rJezreel, from pBeth-shean to sAbel-meholah, even unto the place that is beyond tJokneam: 13 ||The son of Geber, in uRamoth-gilead; to him pertained vthe towns of Jair the son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead; to him also pertained wthe region of Argob, which is in Bashan, threescore great cities wwith walls and brasen bars: 14 Ahinadab the son of xIddo had ||Mahanaim: 15 yAhimaaz was in Naphtali; he also took Basmath the daughter of Solomon to wife: 16 Baanah the son of zHushai was in Asher and in Aloth: 17 Jehoshaphat the son of Paruah, in Issachar: 18 aShimei the son of Elah, in Benjamin: 19 Geber the son of Uri was in the country of Gilead, in bthe country of Sihon king of the Amorites, and of Og king of Bashan; and he was the only officer which was in the land. 20 Judah and Israel were many, cas the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking, and making merry.
21 And dSolomon reigned over all kingdoms from ethe river unto the land of the Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt: fthey brought presents, and served Solomon all the days of his life. 22 And Solomon’s †provision for one day was thirty †measures of fine flour, and threescore †measures of meal, 23 Ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen out of the pastures, and an hundred sheep, beside gharts, and groebucks, and hfallowdeer, and fatted fowl. 24 For he had dominion over all the region on this side the river, from iTiphsah even to jAzzah, over all the kings on this side the river: and khe had peace on all sides round about him. 25 And Judah and Israel dwelt †safely, levery man under his vine and under his fig tree, mfrom Dan even to Beer-sheba, all the days of Solomon. 26 And Solomon had nforty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen. 27 And those oofficers provided victual for king Solomon, and for all that came unto king Solomon’s table, every man in his month: they lacked nothing. 28 Barley also and straw for the horses and ||dromedaries brought they unto the place where the officers were, every man according to his charge.
29 And pGod gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even qas the sand that is on the sea shore. 30 And Solomon’s wisdom excelled the wisdom of all rthe children of the east country, and all sthe wisdom of Egypt. 31 For he was twiser than all men; uthan Ethan the vEzrahite, and wHeman, and xChalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol: and his fame was in all nations round about. 32 And yhe spake three thousand proverbs: and his zsongs were a thousand and five. 33 And he spake of trees, from athe cedar tree that is in Lebanon even unto bthe hyssop that springeth out of the wall: he spake also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things, and of fishes. 34 And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from call kings of the earth, which had heard of his wisdom.
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