1 Kings 4

CHAPTER 4

Solomon's Rulers

And [3was 1king 2Solomon] reigning over Israel. And these are the rulers, the ones who were with him -- Azariah son of Zadok the priest; Elihoreph and Ahiah son of Shisha were scribes; Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was recorder; and Benaiah son of Jehoiada was over the force; and Zadok and Abiathar were priests; and Azariah son of Nathan was over the ones being placed in charge; and Zabud son of Nathan was companion of the king; and Ahishar was manager; and Adoniram son of Abda was over the tribute. And to Solomon were twelve being placed over all Israel, to conduct matters for the king and to his house. A month in the year it happened for one to conduct matters. And these are their names -- Ben-Hur in mount Ephraim. The son of Dekar in Makaz, and in Shaalbim and Beth-shemesh and Elon unto Beth-hanan. 10 The son of Hesed in Aruboth, of him was Sochoh, and all the land of Hepher. 11 [3belonged to the son 4of Abinadab 1All 2Nephador], Taphath daughter of Solomon was to him for wife. 12 Baana son of Ahilud to whom was Taanach, and Magiddo, and all the house of Shean, the one by Zartanah below Jezreel, from Beth-shean unto Abel-meholah unto Maeber Jokneam. 13 The son of Geber in Ramoth Gilead -- of this one were cities of Jair son of Manasseh in Gilead; to this one was a piece of measured out land, Argob in Bashan -- sixty cities, great and walled and bars of brass. 14 Ahinadab son of Iddo had Mahanaim. 15 Ahimaaz was in Naphtali, and he took Basmath daughter of Solomon for a wife. 16 Baanah son of Hushai was in Asher and in Aloth. 17 Jehoshaphat son of Paruah was in Issachar. 18 Shimei son of Elah was in Benjamin. 19 Geber son of Uri was in the land of Gilead of Sihon of the king of the Amorites, and Og king of Bashan; and Naseb in the land of Judah was one. 20 Judah and Israel [2many 1were exceedingly], as the sand upon the sea in multitude, eating and drinking and rejoicing. 21 And Solomon was ruler in all the kingdoms from the river of the land of the Philistines and unto the border of Egypt. And they were bringing gifts, and they served Solomon all the days of his life. 22 And these were the necessary things for Solomon. In [2day 1one] were thirty cors of fine flour, and sixty cors of flour. 23 Ten [2calves 1choice], and twenty [2oxen 1grazing], and a hundred sheep, outside of stags and does, and [4hens 1chosen 2and 3feeding]. 24 For he was ruler in all on the other side of the river, from Tiphsah unto Azzah, in all the kingdoms on the other side of the river. And there was to him peace from all of the parts round about. 25 And [4dwelt 1Judah 2and 3Israel] being yielded each in his grapevine and under his fig-tree, from Dan and unto Beer-sheba, all the days of Solomon. 26 And there were to Solomon forty thousand horses for chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen. 27 And [3conducted 1the 2ones being placed in charge] thus to king Solomon, and all the declarations upon the table of the king, each one in charge of his month -- they did not alter a word. 28 And the barley and the straw for the horses and the chariots they took unto the place of which ever [3might be 1the 2king], each according to his arrangement.

Solomon's Wisdom Exceeds the Ancients

29 And the  lord gave intellect to Solomon and [3wisdom 2great 1exceedingly], and an increase in heart, as the sand by the sea. 30 And Solomon multiplied exceedingly over the intellect of all the ancient men, and above all the intelligent ones of Egypt. 31 And he discerned above all men; and he discerned above Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, and Chalcol, and Darda, sons of Mahol. And [2became famous 1his name] among all the nations round about. 32 And he spoke three thousand parables. And [3were 2odes 1his] five thousand. 33 And he spoke concerning the timbers from the cedars in Lebanon, and unto the hyssop coming forth from the wall. And he spoke concerning the cattle, and concerning the winged creatures, and concerning the reptiles, and concerning the fishes. 34 And [4came to him 1all 2the 3peoples] to hear the wisdom of Solomon. And he took gifts from all the kings of the earth, as many as heard his wisdom.
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