4 I made great works. I 1built houses and planted 2vineyards for myself.
5 I made myself 3gardens and parks, and planted in them all kinds of fruit trees.
6 I made myself pools from which to water the forest of growing trees.
7 I bought male and female slaves, and had 4slaves who were born in my house. I had also great possessions of 5herds and flocks, more than any who had been before me in Jerusalem.
8 I also gathered for myself silver and 6gold and the treasure of 7kings and 8provinces. I got 9singers, both men and women, and many 10concubines,a the delight of the children of man.
9 So I became great and 11surpassed all who were before me in Jerusalem. Also my 12wisdom remained with me.