The district officers,1 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 wisdom2 and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand3 on the seashore.
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Solomon's wisdom was greater than the wisdom of all the men of the East,4 and greater than all the wisdom of Egypt.5
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He was wiser6 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 proverbs7 and his songs8 numbered a thousand and five.
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He described plant life, from the cedar of Lebanon to the hyssop9 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 kings10 of the world, who had heard of his wisdom.
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