Year after year, everyone who came brought a gift1--articles of silver and gold, and robes, weapons and spices, and horses and mules.
Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots,2 and twelve thousand horses,a which he kept in the chariot cities and also with him in Jerusalem.
He ruled3 over all the kings from the Riverb4 to the land of the Philistines, as far as the border of Egypt.527
The king made silver as common in Jerusalem as stones, and cedar as plentiful as sycamore-fig trees in the foothills.
Solomon's horses were imported from Egyptc and from all other countries.
As for the other events of Solomon's reign, from beginning to end, are they not written in the records of Nathan6 the prophet, in the prophecy of Ahijah7 the Shilonite and in the visions of Iddo the seer concerning Jeroboam8 son of Nebat?
Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel forty years.
Then he rested with his fathers and was buried in the city of David9 his father. And Rehoboam his son succeeded him as king.