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1 Kings 4:1-19 (New International Version)

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Solomon's Officials and Governors

1 So King Solomon ruled over all Israel. 2 And these were his chief officials:1 Azariah2 son of Zadok--the priest; 3 Elihoreph and Ahijah, sons of Shisha--secretaries;3 Jehoshaphat4 son of Ahilud--recorder; 4 Benaiah5 son of Jehoiada--commander in chief; Zadok6 and Abiathar--priests; 5 Azariah son of Nathan--in charge of the district officers; Zabud son of Nathan--a priest and personal adviser to the king; 6 Ahishar--in charge of the palace;7 Adoniram8 son of Abda--in charge of forced labor.9 7 Solomon also had twelve district governors10 over all Israel, who supplied provisions for the king and the royal household. Each one had to provide supplies for one month in the year. 8 These are their names: Ben-Hur--in the hill country11 of Ephraim; 9 Ben-Deker--in Makaz, Shaalbim,12 Beth Shemesh13 and Elon Bethhanan; 10 Ben-Hesed--in Arubboth (Socoh14 and all the land of Hepher15 were his); 11 Ben-Abinadab--in Naphoth Dora16 (he was married to Taphath daughter of Solomon); 12 Baana son of Ahilud--in Taanach and Megiddo, and in all of Beth Shan17 next to Zarethan18 below Jezreel, from Beth Shan to Abel Meholah19 across to Jokmeam;20 13 Ben-Geber--in Ramoth Gilead (the settlements of Jair21 son of Manasseh in Gilead22 were his, as well as the district of Argob in Bashan and its sixty large walled cities23 with bronze gate bars); 14 Ahinadab son of Iddo--in Mahanaim;24 15 Ahimaaz25--in Naphtali (he had married Basemath daughter of Solomon); 16 Baana son of Hushai26--in Asher and in Aloth; 17 Jehoshaphat son of Paruah--in Issachar; 18 Shimei27 son of Ela--in Benjamin; 19 Geber son of Uri--in Gilead (the country of Sihon28 king of the Amorites and the country of Og29 king of Bashan). He was the only governor over the district.
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