First Kings 4


4:1 So king Solomon was king over all Israel.
4:2 And these [were] the princes which he had; Azariah the son
 of Zadok the priest,
4:3 Elihoreph and Ahiah, the sons of Shisha, scribes; Jehosaphat
 the son of Ahilud, the recorder.
4:4 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada [was] over the army: and
 Zadok and Abiathar [were] the priests:
4:5 And Azariah the son of Nathan [was] over the officers: and
 Zabud the son of Nathan [was] principal officer, [and] the
 king's friend:
4:6 And Ahishar [was] over the household: and Adoniram the son
 of Abda [was] over the tribute.
4:7 And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who
 provided victuals for the king and his household: each man his
 month in a year made provision.
4:8 And these [are] their names: The son of Hur, in mount
 Ephraim:
4:9 The son of Dekar, in Makaz, and in Shaalbim, and
 Beth-shemesh, and Elon-beth-hanan:
4:10 The son of Hesed, in Aruboth; to him [pertained] Sochoh,
 and all the land of Hepher:
4:11 The son of Abinadab, in all the region of Dor; who had
 Taphath the daughter of Solomon for a wife:
4:12 Baana the son of Ahilud; [to him pertained] Taanach and
 Megiddo, and all Beth-shean, which [is] by Zartanah beneath
 Jezreel, from Beth-shean to Abel-meholah, [even] to [the place
 that is] beyond Jokneam:
4:13 The son of Geber, in Ramoth-gilead; 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,
 sixty great cities with walls and brazen bars:
4:14 Ahinadab the son of Iddo [had] Mahanaim:
4:15 Ahimaaz [was] in Naphtali; he also took Basmath the
 daughter of Solomon for a wife:
4:16 Baanah the son of Hushai [was] in Asher and in Aloth:
4:17 Jehoshaphat the son of Paruah, in Issachar:
4:18 Shimei the son of Elah, in Benjamin:
4:19 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 who [was] in the land.
4:20 Judah and Israel [were] many, as the sand which [is] by the
 sea in multitude, eating and drinking, and making merry.
4:21 And Solomon reigned over all kingdoms from the river to the
 land of the Philistines, and to the border of Egypt: they
 brought presents, and served Solomon all the days of his life.
4:22 And Solomon's provision for one day was thirty measures of
 fine flour, and sixty measures of meal.
4:23 Ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen out of the pastures, and a
 hundred sheep, besides harts, and roebucks, and fallow-deer,
 and fatted fowls.
4:24 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 of the river: and he had peace on all sides around him.
4:25 And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine
 and under his fig-tree, from Dan even to Beer-sheba, all the
 days of Solomon.
4:26 And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his
 chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.
4:27 And those officers provided victuals for king Solomon, and
 for all that came to king Solomon's table, every man in his
 month: they lacked nothing.
4:28 Barley also and straw for the horses and dromedaries they
 brought to the place where [the officers] were, every man
 according to his charge.
4:29 And God gave Solomon great wisdom and understanding, and
 largeness of heart, even as the sand that [is] on the
 sea-shore.
4:30 And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the
 children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt.
4:31 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 the surrounding nations.
4:32 And he spoke three thousand proverbs: and his songs were a
 thousand and five.
4:33 And he spoke of trees, from the cedar tree that [is] in
 Lebanon even to the hyssop that springeth out of the wall: he
 spoke also of beasts, and of fowls, and of creeping animals,
 and of fishes.
4:34 And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon,
 from all kings of the earth, who had heard of his wisdom.
 
 

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