For he ruled over all the kingdoms west of the River, from Tiphsah1 to Gaza, and had peace2 on all sides.
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During Solomon's lifetime Judah and Israel, from Dan to Beersheba,3 lived in safety,4 each man under his own vine and fig tree.5
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Solomon had four thousand stalls for chariot horses,6 and twelve thousand horses.
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The district officers,7 each in his month, supplied provisions for King Solomon and all who came to the king's table. They saw to it that nothing was lacking.
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They also brought to the proper place their quotas of barley and straw for the chariot horses and the other horses.
God gave Solomon wisdom8 and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand9 on the seashore.
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Solomon's wisdom was greater than the wisdom of all the men of the East,10 and greater than all the wisdom of Egypt.11
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He was wiser12 than any other man, including Ethan the Ezrahite--wiser than Heman, Calcol and Darda, the sons of Mahol. And his fame spread to all the surrounding nations.
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He spoke three thousand proverbs13 and his songs14 numbered a thousand and five.
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He described plant life, from the cedar of Lebanon to the hyssop15 that grows out of walls. He also taught about animals and birds, reptiles and fish.
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Men of all nations came to listen to Solomon's wisdom, sent by all the kings16 of the world, who had heard of his wisdom.
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