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1 And Solomon the son of
David was strengthened in his kingdom, and the LORD his God was with him,
and magnified him exceedingly.
2 Then Solomon spake unto all Israel, to
the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and to the judges, and to every
governor in all Israel, the chief of the fathers.
3 So Solomon, and all the congregation
with him, went to the high place that was at Gibeon; for there was the
tabernacle of the congregation of God, which Moses the servant of the LORD had
made in the wilderness.
4 But the ark of God had David brought up
from Kirjathjearim to the place which David had prepared for it: for he
had pitched a tent for it at Jerusalem.
5 Moreover the brasen altar, that Bezaleel
the son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made, he put before the tabernacle of the
LORD: and Solomon and the congregation sought unto it.
6 And Solomon went up thither to the
brasen altar before the LORD, which was at the tabernacle of the
congregation, and offered a thousand burnt offerings upon it.
7 In that night did God appear unto
Solomon, and said unto him, Ask what I shall give thee.
8 And Solomon said unto God, Thou hast
shewed great mercy unto David my father, and hast made me to reign in his stead.
9 Now, O LORD God, let thy promise unto
David my father be established: for thou hast made me king over a people like
the dust of the earth in multitude.
10 Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that
I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that
is so great?
11 And God said to Solomon, Because this
was in thine heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the
life of thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked wisdom
and knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have
made thee king:
12 Wisdom and knowledge is granted
unto thee; and I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honour, such as none of
the kings have had that have been before thee, neither shall there any
after thee have the like.
13 Then Solomon came from
his journey to the high place that was at Gibeon to Jerusalem, from
before the tabernacle of the congregation, and reigned over Israel.
14 And Solomon gathered chariots and
horsemen: and he had a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand
horsemen, which he placed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.
15 And the king made silver and gold at
Jerusalem as plenteous as stones, and cedar trees made he as the sycomore
trees that are in the vale for abundance.
16 And Solomon had horses brought out of
Egypt, and linen yarn: the king’s merchants received the linen yarn at a
17 And they fetched up, and brought forth
out of Egypt a chariot for six hundred shekels of silver, and an horse
for an hundred and fifty: and so brought they out horses for all the
kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, by their means.
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