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1 Kings 4

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1KINGS 4:1 King Solomon was king over all Israel.

1KINGS 4:2 These were the princes whom he had: Azariah the son of Zadok, the priest;

1KINGS 4:3 Elihoreph and Ahijah, the sons of Shisha, scribes; Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, the recorder;

1KINGS 4:4 and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the host; and Zadok and Abiathar were priests;

1KINGS 4:5 and Azariah the son of Nathan was over the officers; and Zabud the son of Nathan was chief minister, [and] the king's friend;

1KINGS 4:6 and Ahishar was over the household; and Adoniram the son of Abda was over the men subject to forced labor.

1KINGS 4:7 Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who provided food for the king and his household: each man had to make provision for a month in the year.

1KINGS 4:8 These are their names: Ben Hur, in the hill-country of Ephraim;

1KINGS 4:9 Ben Deker, in Makaz, and in Shaalbim, and Beth-shemesh, and Elon Beth Hanan;

1KINGS 4:10 Ben Hesed, in Arubboth (to him [pertained] Socoh, and all the land of Hepher);

1KINGS 4:11 Ben Abinadab, in all the height of Dor (he had Taphath the daughter of Solomon as wife);

1KINGS 4:12 Baana the son of Ahilud, in Taanach and Megiddo, and all Beth-shean which is beside Zarethan, beneath Jezreel, from Beth-shean to Abel Meholah, as far as beyond Jokmeam;

1KINGS 4:13 Ben Geber, in Ramoth-gilead (to him [pertained] the towns of Jair the son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead; [even] to him [pertained] the region of Argob, which is in Bashan, sixty great cities with walls and brazen bars);

1KINGS 4:14 Ahinadab the son of Iddo, in Mahanaim;

1KINGS 4:15 Ahimaaz, in Naphtali (he also took Basemath the daughter of Solomon as wife);

1KINGS 4:16 Baana the son of Hushai, in Asher and Bealoth;

1KINGS 4:17 Jehoshaphat the son of Paruah, in Issachar;

1KINGS 4:18 Shimei the son of Ela, in Benjamin;

1KINGS 4:19 Geber the son of Uri, in the land of Gilead, the country of Sihon king of the Amorites and of Og king of Bashan; and [he was] the only officer who was in the land.

1KINGS 4:20 Judah and Israel were many as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking and making merry.

1KINGS 4:21 Solomon ruled over all the kingdoms from the River to the land of the Philistines, and to the border of Egypt: they brought tribute, and served Solomon all the days of his life.

1KINGS 4:22 Solomon's provision for one day was thirty measures of fine flour, and sixty measures of meal,

1KINGS 4:23 ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen out of the pastures, and one hundred sheep, besides harts, and gazelles, and roebucks, and fattened fowl.

1KINGS 4:24 For he had dominion over all [the region] on this side the River, from Tiphsah even to Gaza, over all the kings on this side the River: and he had peace on all sides round about him.

1KINGS 4:25 Judah and Israel lived safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beersheba, all the days of Solomon.

1KINGS 4:26 Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.

1KINGS 4:27 Those officers provided food for king Solomon, and for all who came to king Solomon's table, every man in his month; they let nothing be lacking.

1KINGS 4:28 Barley also and straw for the horses and swift steeds brought they to the place where [the officers] were, every man according to his charge.

1KINGS 4:29 God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and very great understanding, even as the sand that is on the sea-shore.

1KINGS 4:30 Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east, and all the wisdom of Egypt.

1KINGS 4:31 For he was wiser than all men; than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, and Calcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol: and his fame was in all the nations round about.

1KINGS 4:32 He spoke three thousand proverbs; and his songs were one thousand five.

1KINGS 4:33 He spoke of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon even to the hyssop that springs out of the wall; he spoke also of animals, and of birds, and of creeping things, and of fish.

1KINGS 4:34 There came of all peoples to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, who had heard of his wisdom.

 

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