1 Kings 4:29-34 NIV

Solomon's Wisdom

29 God gave Solomon wisdom1 and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand2 on the seashore.

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30 Solomon's wisdom was greater than the wisdom of all the men of the East,3 and greater than all the wisdom of Egypt.4

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31 He was wiser5 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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32 He spoke three thousand proverbs6 and his songs7 numbered a thousand and five.

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33 He described plant life, from the cedar of Lebanon to the hyssop8 that grows out of walls. He also taught about animals and birds, reptiles and fish.

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34 Men of all nations came to listen to Solomon's wisdom, sent by all the kings9 of the world, who had heard of his wisdom.

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