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1 Kings 4

Solomon's princes.

1 Kings 4:1 And so kynge Salomon was kinge ouer all Israel. 1 Kings 4:2 And these were hys lordes. Azariahu the sonne of Sadock the prest. 1 Kings 4:3 Elihoreph and Ahiah the sonnes of Sisa, scrybes. Iehosaphath the sonne of Ahilud, the recorder. 1 Kings 4:4 Banaiahu the sonne of Iehoiada was ouer the hooste. And Sadock and Abiathar were the preastes. 1 Kings 4:5 And Azariahu the sonne of Nathan was ouer the officiers. And Zabud the sonne of Nathan was a preste, the kynges companyon. 1 Kings 4:6 And Ahisar stewarde of housholde. And Adoniram the sonne of Abda was ouer the trybutes.

His twelve officers for provision.

1 Kings 4:7 And Salomon had twelue officiers ouer all Israel, which prouyded vitayle for the kynge and his housholde: eche man hys moneth in a yeare, made prouision for necessary thinges. 1 Kings 4:8 And these are theyr names: the sonne of Hur in mount Ephraim: 1 Kings 4:9 the sonne of Dekar in Makaz, and in Saalbin & Bethsames, Elon and Bethhanan: 1 Kings 4:10 þe sonne of Hesed in Aruboth, to whom perteyned Socho and all the land of Hepher: 1 Kings 4:11 the sonne of Abinadab in all þe region of Dor, which had Tapheth þe daughter of Salomon to wyfe: 1 Kings 4:12 Baana the sonne of Ahilud was ouer Chanach & Magiddo, & ouer all Bethsan, which is by Zarthana beneth Iezrael, from Bethsan to the playne of Mehola, euen vnto the place that is ouer agaynst Iechmeam: 1 Kings 4:13 the sonne of Gaber had Ramoth Gilead, & his were the townes of Iair: the sonne of Manasse, which are in Gilead, & vnder him was the region of Argob which is in Basan thre skore greate cyties with walles and barres of brasse. 1 Kings 4:14 Ahinadab the sonne of Hiddo had Mahenaim. 1 Kings 4:15 Ahimaaz was in Nephthalim, and he toke Basmath the daughter of Salomon to wyfe. 1 Kings 4:16 Baana þe sonne of Husai was in Aser & in Aloth. 1 Kings 4:17 Iehosaphat the sonne of Paruah was in Isachar. 1 Kings 4:18 Semei þe sonne of Ela was in Beniamin. 1 Kings 4:19 Gaber þe sonne of Ury was in the countrey of Gilead, the lande of Sehon kyng of the Amorites, & of Og king of Basan, and was officer alone in the lande.

The peace and largeness of his kingdom.

1 Kings 4:20 And Iuda and Israel were many, euen as þe sand of the see in nombre, eatyng, drynckyng & making mery. 1 Kings 4:21 And Salomon raygned ouer all kyngdoms, from the ryuer vnto þe lande of the Philistines: euen vnto þe border of Egypt, and they brought presentes, and serued Salomon all the dayes of hys lyfe.

His daily provision.

1 Kings 4:22 And Salomons breed for one daye was .xxx. quarters of manchet floure, and thre skore quarters of meale: 1 Kings 4:23 ten stalled oxen, and .xx. out of the pastures, and a hundred shepe, besyde hertes, buckes, and wilde goates and capons.

The peace and largeness of his kingdom.

1 Kings 4:24 For he ruled in all the region on the other side Euphrates, from Thiphsah to Aza; ouer all the kynges on the other syde the ryuer. And he had peace with all hys seruauntes on euery syde. 1 Kings 4:25 And Iuda and Israel dwelt without feare, euery man vnder hys vyne and vnder hys fygg tre, from Dan to Beerseba, all the dayes of Salomon.

His stables.

1 Kings 4:26 And Salomon had .xl.M. stalles of horses for charrettes, and .xij.M. horsmen. 1 Kings 4:27 And the officers prouyded vytayle for kyng Salomon and for all that came out of any place to kynge Salomons table, euery man hys moneth, so that there lacked nothyng. 1 Kings 4:28 Barlye also and straw for the horses and mules, brought they vnto the place where the offycers were, euery man in hys offyce.

His wisdom.

1 Kings 4:29 And God gaue Salomon wysdome and vnderstandynge exceadynge moche, and a large hert, euen as the sand that is on the see shore: 1 Kings 4:30 and Salomons wysdome excelled the wysdome of all the chyldren of the east contrey, and all the wysdome of Egipt. 1 Kings 4:31 For he was wyser then all men, yee then, Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, Chalcol, & Darda the sonnes of Mahol. And his name was spoken of thorowe out all nacyons on euery syde. 1 Kings 4:32 And Salomon spake thre thousand prouerbes. And his songes were a thousand and fyue. 1 Kings 4:33 And he spake of trees, euen from the Cedar tre that groweth in Libanon, vnto þe Isope that spryngeth out of the wall. He spake also of beastes, of foules, of wormes, and of fysshes. 1 Kings 4:34 And there came of all nacyons to heare the wysdome of Salomon, and from all kynges of the earth, which had hearde of hys wysdome.

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