And God gave Solomon wisdom and very great understanding—insight as long as the seashore itself.
Solomon's wisdom was greater than all the famous Easterners, greater even than all the wisdom of Egypt.
He was wiser than anyone, more wise than Ethan the Ezrahite or Mahol's sons: Heman, Calcol, and Darda. His reputation was known throughout the region.
Solomon spoke three thousand proverbs and one thousand five songs.
He described the botany of trees, whether the cedar in Lebanon or the hyssop that grows out of the wall. He also described cattle, birds, anything that crawls on the ground, and fish.
People came from everywhere to listen to Solomon's wisdom; even the earth's kings who had heard about his wisdom came!