4 I accomplished great things. I built myself houses and planted vineyards. 1
5 I planted gardens and orchards, with all kinds of fruit trees in them;
6 I dug ponds to irrigate them.
7 I bought many slaves, and there were slaves born in my household. I owned more livestock than anyone else who had ever lived in Jerusalem. 2
8 I also piled up silver and gold from the royal treasuries of the lands I ruled. Men and women sang to entertain me, and I had all the women a man could want. 3
9 Yes, I was great, greater than anyone else who had ever lived in Jerusalem, and my wisdom never failed me. 4