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2 Chronicles 1:1-10 (The Message)

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1 Solomon son of David took a firm grip on the reins of his kingdom. God was with him and gave him much help. 2 Solomon addressed all Israel - the commanders and captains, the judges, every leader, and all the heads of families. 3 Then Solomon and the entire company went to the worship center at Gibeon - that's where the Tent of Meeting of God was, the one that Moses the servant of God had made in the wilderness. 4 The Chest of God, though, was in Jerusalem - David had brought it up from Kiriath Jearim, prepared a special place for it, and pitched a tent for it. 5 But the Bronze Altar that Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made was in Gibeon, in its place before the Tabernacle of God; and that is where Solomon and the congregation gathered to pray. 6 Solomon worshiped God at the Bronze Altar in front of the Tent of Meeting; he sacrificed a thousand Whole-Burnt-Offerings on it. 7 That night God appeared to Solomon. God said, "What do you want from me? Ask." 8 Solomon answered, "You were extravagantly generous with David my father, and now you have made me king in his place. 9 Establish, God, the words you spoke to my father, for you've given me a staggering task, ruling this mob of people. 10 Yes, give me wisdom and knowledge as I come and go among this people - for who on his own is capable of leading these, your glorious people?"
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