I took on great projects: I built houses for myself, planted vineyards for myself.
I made gardens and parks for myself, planting every kind of fruit tree in them.
I made reservoirs for myself to water my lush groves.
I acquired male servants and female servants; I even had slaves born in my house. I also had great herds of cattle and sheep, more than any who preceded me in Jerusalem.
I amassed silver and gold for myself, the treasures of kings and provinces. I acquired male and female singers for myself, along with every human luxury, treasure chests galore!a9
So I became far greater than all who preceded me in Jerusalem. Moreover, my wisdom stood by me.