God gave Solomon unusual wisdom and insight, and knowledge too great to be measured.
Solomon was wiser than the wise men of the East or the wise men of Egypt.
He was the wisest of all men: wiser than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, Calcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol, and his fame spread throughout all the neighboring countries. 1
He composed three thousand proverbs and more than a thousand songs. 2
He spoke of trees and plants, from the Lebanon cedars to the hyssop that grows on walls; he talked about animals, birds, reptiles, and fish.
Kings all over the world heard of his wisdom and sent people to listen to him.