7 I bought male and female slaves and had other slaves who were born in my house. I also owned more herds and flocks than anyone in Jerusalem before me.

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8 I amassed silver and gold for myself, and the treasure of kings and provinces. I acquired male and female singers, and a harema as well—the delights of a man’s heart.

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    • b 2:8 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.
      9 I became greater by far than anyone in Jerusalem before me. In all this my wisdom stayed with me.

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