1 Kings 4
1 Kings 4:1 So king Solomon was king over all Israel. 1 Kings 4:2 And these [were] the princes which he had; Azariah the son of Zadok the priest, 1 Kings 4:3 Elihoreph and Ahiah, the sons of Shisha, scribes; Jehosaphat the son of Ahilud, the recorder. 1 Kings 4:4 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada [was] over the army: and Zadok and Abiathar [were] the priests: 1 Kings 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: 1 Kings 4:6 And Ahishar [was] over the household: and Adoniram the son of Abda [was] over the tribute.
His twelve officers for provision.
1 Kings 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. 1 Kings 4:8 And these [are] their names: The son of Hur, in mount Ephraim: 1 Kings 4:9 The son of Dekar, in Makaz, and in Shaalbim, and Beth-shemesh, and Elon-beth-hanan: 1 Kings 4:10 The son of Hesed, in Aruboth; to him [pertained] Sochoh, and all the land of Hepher: 1 Kings 4:11 The son of Abinadab, in all the region of Dor; who had Taphath the daughter of Solomon for a wife: 1 Kings 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: 1 Kings 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: 1 Kings 4:14 Ahinadab the son of Iddo [had] Mahanaim: 1 Kings 4:15 Ahimaaz [was] in Naphtali; he also took Basmath the daughter of Solomon for a wife: 1 Kings 4:16 Baanah the son of Hushai [was] in Asher and in Aloth: 1 Kings 4:17 Jehoshaphat the son of Paruah, in Issachar: 1 Kings 4:18 Shimei the son of Elah, in Benjamin: 1 Kings 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.
The peace and largeness of his kingdom.
1 Kings 4:20 Judah and Israel [were] many, as the sand which [is] by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking, and making merry. 1 Kings 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.
His daily provision.
1 Kings 4:22 And Solomon's provision for one day was thirty measures of fine flour, and sixty measures of meal. 1 Kings 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.
The peace and largeness of his kingdom.
1 Kings 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. 1 Kings 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.
1 Kings 4:26 And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen. 1 Kings 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. 1 Kings 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.
1 Kings 4:29 And God gave Solomon great wisdom and understanding, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that [is] on the sea-shore. 1 Kings 4:30 And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt. 1 Kings 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. 1 Kings 4:32 And he spoke three thousand proverbs: and his songs were a thousand and five. 1 Kings 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. 1 Kings 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.