1 Kings 4

1And King Solomon reigned over Israel. 2And these are the princes which he had: Azariah son of Zadok. 3Eliaph and Ahijah son of Shisha, scribes; and Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud, recorder. 4And Benaiah son of Jehoiada over the army; and Zadok and Abiathar were priests. 5And Azariah the son of Nathan was over the officers; and Zabud son of Nathan was the king's friend. 6And Ahhisar was steward, and Eliac the chief steward; and Eliab the son of Saph was over the family: and Adoniram the son of Abda over the tribute. 7And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, to provide for the king and his household; each one's turn came to supply for a month in the year. 8And these were their names: Ben Hur in the mount of Ephraim, one. 9The son of Dekar, in Makaz, and in Shaalbim, and Beth Shamesh, and Elon as far as Bethana, one. 10The son of Esdi in Araboth; his was Sochoh, and all the land of Hepher. 11All Nephthador belonged to the son of Aminadab, Tephath daughter of Solomon was his wife, one. 12Baana son of Ahilud had Taanach and Megiddo, and his was the whole house of Shean which was by Sesathan below Esrae, and from Beth Shean as far as Abel Meholah, as far as Maeber Lucam, one. 13The son of Naber in Ramoth Gilead, to him fell the lot of Argob in Bashan, sixty great cities with walls, and bronze bars, one. 14Ahinadab son of Iddo, had Mahanaim. 15Ahimaaz was in Naphtali, and he took Basemath daughter of Solomon as wife, one. 16Baanah son of Hushai, in Asher and in Aloth, one. 17Jehoshaphat son of Paruah was in Issachar. 18Shimei son of Elah, in Benjamin. 19Geber son of Uri in the land of Gad, the land of Sihon king of Heshbon, and of Og king of Bashan, and one officer in the land of Judah. 22And these were the requisite supplies for Solomon: in one day thirty measures of fine flour, and sixty measures of fine pounded meal, 23and ten choice calves, and twenty pastured oxen, and a hundred sheep, besides stags, and choice fatted does. 24For he had dominion on this side of the river, and he was at peace on all sides round about. 27And thus the officers provided for King Solomon. And they execute everyone in his month all the orders for the table of the king, they omit nothing. 28And they carried the barley and the straw for the horses and the chariots to the place where the king might be, each according to his charge. 29And the Lord gave understanding to Solomon, and very much wisdom, and enlargement of heart, as the sand on the seashore. 30And Solomon abounded greatly beyond the wisdom of all the ancients, and beyond all the wise men of Egypt. 31And he was wiser than all other men; and he was wiser than Ethan the Ezrahrite, and than Heman, and than Chalcol and Darda the son of Mahol. 32And Solomon spoke three thousand proverbs, and his songs were five thousand. 33And he spoke of trees, from the cedar in Lebanon even to the hyssop which comes out through the wall: he spoke also of cattle, and of birds, and of reptiles, and of fish. 34And all the nations came to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and ambassadors from all the kings of the earth, as many as heard of his wisdom. And Solomon took to himself the daughter of Pharaoh as wife, and brought her into the City of David until he had finished the house of the Lord, and his own house, and the wall of Jerusalem. Then he went up to Pharaoh the king of Egypt, and took Gazer, and burnt it and the Canaanite dwelling in Mergab; and Pharaoh gave them as a dowry to his daughter the wife of Solomon; and Solomon rebuilt Gazer.
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