Solomon son of David took a firm grip on the reins of his kingdom. God was with him and gave him much help.
Solomon addressed all Israel - the commanders and captains, the judges, every leader, and all the heads of families.
Then Solomon and the entire company went to the worship center at Gibeon - that's where the Tent of Meeting of God was, the one that Moses the servant of God had made in the wilderness.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)