1And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding beyond measure, and breadth of mind 2like the sand on the seashore,
so that Solomon's wisdom surpassed the wisdom of all 3the people of the east 4and all the wisdom of Egypt.
For he was 5wiser than all other men, wiser than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, Calcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol, and his fame was in all the surrounding nations.
6He also spoke 3,000 proverbs, 7and his songs were 1,005.
He spoke of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon to the hyssop that grows out of the wall. He spoke also of beasts, and of birds, and of reptiles, and of fish.
And people of all nations came to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and from 8all the kings of the earth, who had heard of his wisdom.