201Judah and Israel were as numerous as the sand that is on the aseashore in abundance ; they were eating and drinking and rejoicing.
21b2Now Solomonruled over all the kingdoms3from the cRiver to the land of the Philistines and to the border of Egypt ; 4they broughttribute and servedSolomonall the days of his life.
22Solomon'sdprovision for oneday was thirtyekors of fineflour and sixtyfkors of meal,
23tenfatoxen, twentygpasture-fedoxen, a hundredsheepbesidesdeer, gazelles, roebucks, and fattenedfowl.
For he haddominion over everythinghwest of the iRiver, from Tiphsah even to 5Gaza, 6over all the kingsjwest of the kRiver ; and 7he hadpeace on allsidesaroundabout him.
258So Judah and Israellived in safety, everymanunder his vine and his figtree, 9from Dan even to Beersheba, all the days of Solomon.
2610Solomon had 40,000stalls of horses for his chariots, and 12,000horsemen.
27Thosedeputieslprovided for KingSolomon and all who came to KingSolomon'stable, each in his month ; they leftnothinglacking.
They also broughtbarley and straw for the horses and 11swiftsteeds to the placewhere it should be, each according to his charge.
Now 12GodgaveSolomonwisdom and verygreatdiscernment and breadth of mmind, 13like the sand that is on the seashore .
30Solomon'swisdomsurpassed the wisdom of all14the sons of the east and 15all the wisdom of Egypt.
For 16he was wiserthanallmen, than17Ethan the Ezrahite, Heman, 18Calcol and nDarda, the sons of Mahol ; and his ofame was known in all the surroundingnations.
3219He 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.
34pMen 20came from allpeoples to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all the kings of the earthwho had heard of his wisdom.