1 Kings 4
King James Version (KJV)
4Â So king Solomon was king over all Israel.
2Â And these were the princes which he had; Azariah the son of Zadok the priest,
3Â Elihoreph and Ahiah, the sons of Shisha, scribes; Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, the recorder.
4Â And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the host: and Zadok and Abiathar were the priests:
5Â And Azariah the son of Nathan was over the officers: and Zabud the son of Nathan was principal officer, and the king’s friend:
6Â And Ahishar was over the household: and Adoniram the son of Abda was over the tribute.
7Â And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, which provided victuals for the king and his household: each man his month in a year made provision.
8Â And these are their names: The son of Hur, in mount Ephraim:
9Â The son of Dekar, in Makaz, and in Shaalbim, and Bethshemesh, and Elonbethhanan:
10Â The son of Hesed, in Aruboth; to him pertained Sochoh, and all the land of Hepher:
11Â The son of Abinadab, in all the region of Dor; which had Taphath the daughter of Solomon to wife:
12Â Baana the son of Ahilud; to him pertained Taanach and Megiddo, and all Bethshean, which is by Zartanah beneath Jezreel, from Bethshean to Abelmeholah, even unto the place that is beyond Jokneam:
13Â The son of Geber, in Ramothgilead; to him pertained the towns of Jair the son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead; to him also pertained the region of Argob, which is in Bashan, threescore great cities with walls and brasen bars:
14Â Ahinadab the son of Iddo had Mahanaim:
15Â Ahimaaz was in Naphtali; he also took Basmath the daughter of Solomon to wife:
16Â Baanah the son of Hushai was in Asher and in Aloth:
17Â Jehoshaphat the son of Paruah, in Issachar:
18Â Shimei the son of Elah, in Benjamin:
19Â Geber the son of Uri was in the country of Gilead, in the country of Sihon king of the Amorites, and of Og king of Bashan; and he was the only officer which was in the land.
20Â Judah and Israel were many, as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking, and making merry.
21Â And Solomon reigned over all kingdoms from the river unto the land of the Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt: they brought presents, and served Solomon all the days of his life.
22Â And Solomon’s provision for one day was thirty measures of fine flour, and threescore measures of meal,
23Â Ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen out of the pastures, and an hundred sheep, beside harts, and roebucks, and fallowdeer, and fatted fowl.
24Â For he had dominion over all the region on this side the river, from Tiphsah even to Azzah, over all the kings on this side the river: and he had peace on all sides round about him.
25Â And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beersheba, all the days of Solomon.
26Â And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.
27Â And those officers provided victual for king Solomon, and for all that came unto king Solomon’s table, every man in his month: they lacked nothing.
28Â Barley also and straw for the horses and dromedaries brought they unto the place where the officers were, every man according to his charge.
29Â And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore.
30Â And Solomon’s wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt.
31Â For he was wiser than all men; than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, and Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol: and his fame was in all nations round about.
32Â And he spake three thousand proverbs: and his songs were a thousand and five.
33Â And he spake of trees, from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall: he spake also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things, and of fishes.
34Â And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, which had heard of his wisdom.
1 Kings 10:14-29
14Â Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred threescore and six talents of gold,
15Â Beside that he had of the merchantmen, and of the traffick of the spice merchants, and of all the kings of Arabia, and of the governors of the country.
16Â And king Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold: six hundred shekels of gold went to one target.
17Â And he made three hundred shields of beaten gold; three pound of gold went to one shield: and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.
18Â Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with the best gold.
19Â The throne had six steps, and the top of the throne was round behind: and there were stays on either side on the place of the seat, and two lions stood beside the stays.
20Â And twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other upon the six steps: there was not the like made in any kingdom.
21Â And all king Solomon’s drinking vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of pure gold; none were of silver: it was nothing accounted of in the days of Solomon.
22Â For the king had at sea a navy of Tharshish with the navy of Hiram: once in three years came the navy of Tharshish, bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
23Â So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and for wisdom.
24Â And all the earth sought to Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.
25Â And they brought every man his present, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and garments, and armour, and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year.
26Â And Solomon gathered together chariots and horsemen: and he had a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, whom he bestowed in the cities for chariots, and with the king at Jerusalem.
27Â And the king made silver to be in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars made he to be as the sycomore trees that are in the vale, for abundance.
28Â And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king’s merchants received the linen yarn at a price.
29Â And a chariot came up and went out of Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver, and an horse for an hundred and fifty: and so for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, did they bring them out by their means.
2 Chronicles 1:14-17
14Â And Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen: and he had a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, which he placed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.
15Â And the king made silver and gold at Jerusalem as plenteous as stones, and cedar trees made he as the sycomore trees that are in the vale for abundance.
16Â And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king’s merchants received the linen yarn at a price.
17Â And they fetched up, and brought forth out of Egypt a chariot for six hundred shekels of silver, and an horse for an hundred and fifty: and so brought they out horses for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, by their means.
2 Chronicles 9:13-28
13Â Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred and threescore and six talents of gold;
14Â Beside that which chapmen and merchants brought. And all the kings of Arabia and governors of the country brought gold and silver to Solomon.
15Â And king Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold: six hundred shekels of beaten gold went to one target.
16Â And three hundred shields made he of beaten gold: three hundred shekels of gold went to one shield. And the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.
17Â Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with pure gold.
18Â And there were six steps to the throne, with a footstool of gold, which were fastened to the throne, and stays on each side of the sitting place, and two lions standing by the stays:
19Â And twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other upon the six steps. There was not the like made in any kingdom.
20Â And all the drinking vessels of king Solomon were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of pure gold: none were of silver; it was not any thing accounted of in the days of Solomon.
21Â For the king’s ships went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram: every three years once came the ships of Tarshish bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
22Â And king Solomon passed all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom.
23Â And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, that God had put in his heart.
24Â And they brought every man his present, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and raiment, harness, and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year.
25Â And Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen; whom he bestowed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.
26Â And he reigned over all the kings from the river even unto the land of the Philistines, and to the border of Egypt.
27Â And the king made silver in Jerusalem as stones, and cedar trees made he as the sycomore trees that are in the low plains in abundance.
28Â And they brought unto Solomon horses out of Egypt, and out of all lands.
72Â Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king’s son.
2Â He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment.
3Â The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness.
4Â He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.
5Â They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.
6Â He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.
7Â In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth.
8Â He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.
9Â They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust.
10Â The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.
11Â Yea, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him.
12Â For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper.
13Â He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy.
14Â He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight.
15Â And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: prayer also shall be made for him continually; and daily shall he be praised.
16Â There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: and they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.
17Â His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.
18Â Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things.
19Â And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.
20Â The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.