And God gave to Solomon wisdom, and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, as the sand that is on the sea shore.
And the wisdom of Solomon surpassed the wisdom of all the Orientals, and of the Egyptians;
And he was wiser than all men: wiser than Ethan, the Ezrahite, and Heman, and Chalcol, and Dorda, the sons of Mahol, and he was renowned in all nations round about.
Solomon also spoke three thousand parables: and his poems were a thousand and five.
And he treated about trees, from the cedar that is in Libanus, unto the hyssop that cometh out of the wall: and he discoursed of beasts, and of fowls, and of creeping things, and of fishes.
And they came from all nations to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and from all the kings of the earth, who heard of his wisdom.