1 Kings 4
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1And King Solomon is king over all Israel, 2and these [are] the heads whom he has: Azariah son of Zadok [is] the priest; 3Elihoreph and Ahiah sons of Shisha [are] scribes; Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud [is] remembrancer; 4and Benaiah son of Jehoiada [is] over the host; and Zadok and Abiathar [are] priests; 5and Azariah son of Nathan [is] over the officers; and Zabud son of Nathan [is] minister, friend of the king; 6and Ahishar [is] over the household, and Adoniram son of Abda [is] over the tribute.

7And Solomon has twelve officers over all Israel, and they have sustained the king and his household—a month in the year is on each one for sustenance; 8and these [are] their names: Ben-Hur in the hill-country of Ephraim; 9Ben-Dekar in Makaz, and Shaalbim, and Beth-Shemesh, and Elon-Beth-Hanan; 10Ben-Hesed, in Aruboth, has Sochoh and all the land of Hepher; 11Ben-Abinadab [has] all the elevation of Dor; Taphath daughter of Solomon became his wife; 12Baana Ben-Ahilud [has] Taanach and Megiddo, and all Beth-Shean, which [is] by Zartanah beneath Jezreel, from Beth-Shean to Abel-Meholah, to beyond Jokneam; 13Ben-Geber, in Ramoth-Gilead, has the small towns of Jair son of Manasseh, which [are] in Gilead; he has a portion of Argob that [is] in Bashan—sixty great cities [with] wall and bronze bar; 14Ahinadab son of Iddo [has] Mahanaim; 15Ahimaaz [is] in Naphtali; he also has taken Basemath daughter of Solomon for a wife; 16Baanah Ben-Hushai [is] in Asher, and in Aloth; 17Jehoshaphat Ben-Paruah [is] in Issachar; 18Shimei Ben-Elah [is] in Benjamin; 19Geber Ben-Uri [is] in the land of Gilead, the land of Sihon king of the Amorite, and of Og king of Bashan: and [he is] the one officer who [is] in the land.

20Judah and Israel [are] many, as the sand that [is] by the sea for multitude, eating and drinking and rejoicing.

21And Solomon has been ruling over all the kingdoms, from the River [to] the land of the Philistines and to the border of Egypt: they are bringing a present near, and serving Solomon, all [the] days of his life.

22And the provision of Solomon for one day is thirty cors of flour, and sixty cors of meal, 23ten fat oxen, and twenty feeding oxen, and one hundred sheep, apart from deer, and roe, and fallow-deer, and fatted beasts of the stalls, 24for he is ruling over all beyond the river, from Tiphsah and to Gaza, over all the kings beyond the River, and he has peace from all his surrounding servants. 25And Judah dwells—and Israel—in confidence, each under his vine, and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beer-Sheba, all the days of Solomon. 26And Solomon has forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen. 27And these officers have sustained King Solomon and everyone drawing near to the table of King Solomon, each [in] his month; they let nothing be lacking. 28And the barley and the straw, for horses and for dromedaries, they bring to the place where they are, each according to his ordinance.

29And God gives very much wisdom and understanding to Solomon, and breadth of heart, as the sand that [is] on the edge of the sea; 30and the wisdom of Solomon is greater than the wisdom of any of the sons of the east, and [greater] than all the wisdom of Egypt; 31and he is wiser than all men, [wiser] than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, and Chalcol, and Darda, sons of Mahol, and his name is in all the surrounding nations. 32And he speaks three thousand allegories, and his songs [are] one thousand and five; 33and he speaks concerning the trees, from the cedar that [is] in Lebanon, even to the hyssop that is coming out in the wall, and he speaks concerning the livestock, and concerning the bird, and concerning the creeping things, and concerning the fishes, 34and there come out [those] of all the peoples to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth who have heard of his wisdom.

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