I made gardens and parks and planted all kinds of fruit trees in them.
I made reservoirs to water groves of flourishing trees.
I bought male and female slaves and had other slaves1 who were born in my house. I also owned more herds and flocks than anyone in Jerusalem before me.
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I amassed silver and gold2 for myself, and the treasure of kings and provinces.3 I acquired men and women singers,4 and a harem as well--the delights of the heart of man.
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I became greater by far than anyone in Jerusalem5 before me.6 In all this my wisdom stayed with me.
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I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure. My heart took delight in all my work, and this was the reward for all my labor.