Now KingSolomon was kingoverallIsrael.
2These were his officials: Azariah the son of Zadok was 1the priest;
3Elihoreph and Ahijah, the sons of Shisha were secretaries; 2Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was the recorder;
and 3Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the army; and Zadok and 4Abiathar were priests;
and Azariah the son of Nathan was over5the deputies; and Zabud the son of Nathan, a priest, was the king'sfriend;
and Ahishar was over the household; and Adoniram the son of Abda was over the men subject to forcedlabor.
7Solomon had twelvedeputiesoverallIsrael, who aprovided for the king and his household; each man had to bprovide for a month in the year.
8These are their names: Ben-hur, in the 6hillcountry of Ephraim;
9Ben-deker in Makaz and 7Shaalbim and 8Beth-shemesh and Elonbeth-hanan;
10Ben-hesed, in Arubboth (9Socoh was his and all the land of 10Hepher );
11Ben-abinadab, in allcthe 11height of Dor (Taphath the daughter of Solomon was his wife );
12Baana the son of Ahilud, in 12Taanach and Megiddo, and all13Beth-sheanwhich is beside14ZarethanbelowJezreel, from Beth-shean to 15Abel-meholah as far as the otherside of 16Jokmeam;
13Ben-geber, in 17Ramoth-gilead (18the towns of Jair, the son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead were his: 19the region of Argob, which is in Bashan, sixtygreatcities with walls and bronzebars were his);
14Ahinadab the son of Iddo, in 20Mahanaim;
1521Ahimaaz, in Naphtali (he alsomarriedBasemath the daughter of Solomon );
16Baana the son of 22Hushai, in Asher and dBealoth;
17Jehoshaphat the son of Paruah, in Issachar;
1823Shimei the son of Ela, in Benjamin;
19Geber the son of Uri, in the land of Gilead, 24the country of Sihonking of the Amorites and of Ogking of Bashan; and he was the onlydeputywho was in the land.
2025Judah and Israel were as numerous as the sand that is on the eseashore in abundance; they were eating and drinking and rejoicing.
21f26Now Solomonruled over all the kingdoms27from the gRiver to the land of the Philistines and to the border of Egypt; 28they broughttribute and servedSolomonall the days of his life.
22Solomon'shprovision for oneday was thirtyikors of fineflour and sixtyjkors of meal,
23tenfatoxen, twentykpasture-fedoxen, a hundredsheepbesidesdeer, gazelles, roebucks, and fattenedfowl.
For he haddominion over everythinglwest of the mRiver, from Tiphsah even to 29Gaza, 30over all the kingsnwest of the oRiver; and 31he hadpeace on allsidesaroundabout him.
2532So Judah and Israellived in safety, everymanunder his vine and his figtree, 33from Dan even to Beersheba, all the days of Solomon.
2634Solomon had 40,000stalls of horses for his chariots, and 12,000horsemen.
27Thosedeputiespprovided for KingSolomon and all who came to KingSolomon'stable, each in his month; they leftnothinglacking.
They also broughtbarley and straw for the horses and 35swiftsteeds to the placewhere it should be, each according to his charge.
Now 36GodgaveSolomonwisdom and verygreatdiscernment and breadth of qmind, 37like the sand that is on the seashore .
30Solomon'swisdomsurpassed the wisdom of all38the sons of the east and 39all the wisdom of Egypt.
For 40he was wiserthanallmen, than41Ethan the Ezrahite, Heman, 42Calcol and rDarda, the sons of Mahol; and his sfame was known in all the surroundingnations.
3243He also spoke3,000proverbs, and his songs were 1,005 .
He spoke of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon even to the hyssop that grows on the wall; he spoke also of animals and birds and creepingthings and fish.
34tMen 44came from allpeoples to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all the kings of the earthwho had heard of his wisdom.