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1 Kings 4

NLT 1 So Solomon was king over all Israel, NIV 1 So King Solomon ruled over all Israel. NLT 2 and these were his high officials: Azariah son of Zadok was the priest. NIV 2 And these were his chief officials: Azariah son of Zadok--the priest; NLT 3 Elihoreph and Ahijah, the sons of Shisha, were court secretaries. Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was the royal historian. NIV 3 Elihoreph and Ahijah, sons of Shisha--secretaries; Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud--recorder; NLT 4 Benaiah son of Jehoiada was commander of the army. Zadok and Abiathar were the priests. NIV 4 Benaiah son of Jehoiada--commander in chief; Zadok and Abiathar--priests; NLT 5 Azariah son of Nathan presided over the district governors. Zabud son of Nathan, a priest, was a trusted adviser to the king. NIV 5 Azariah son of Nathan--in charge of the district officers; Zabud son of Nathan--a priest and personal adviser to the king; NLT 6 Ahishar was manager of palace affairs. Adoniram son of Abda was in charge of the labor force. NIV 6 Ahishar--in charge of the palace; Adoniram son of Abda--in charge of forced labor. NLT 7 Solomon also had twelve district governors who were over all Israel. They were responsible for providing food from the people for the king's household. Each of them arranged provisions for one month of the year. NIV 7 Solomon also had twelve district governors over all Israel, who supplied provisions for the king and the royal household. Each one had to provide supplies for one month in the year. NLT 8 These are the names of the twelve governors: Ben-hur, in the hill country of Ephraim. NIV 8 These are their names: Ben-Hur--in the hill country of Ephraim; NLT 9 Ben-deker, in Makaz, Shaalbim, Beth-shemesh, and Elon-bethhanan. NIV 9 Ben-Deker--in Makaz, Shaalbim, Beth Shemesh and Elon Bethhanan; NLT 10 Ben-hesed, in Arubboth, including Socoh and all the land of Hepher. NIV 10 Ben-Hesed--in Arubboth (Socoh and all the land of Hepher were his); NLT 11 Ben-abinadab, in Naphoth-dor. (He was married to Taphath, one of Solomon's daughters.) NIV 11 Ben-Abinadab--in Naphoth Dor (he was married to Taphath daughter of Solomon); NLT 12 Baana son of Ahilud, in Taanach and Megiddo, all of Beth-shan near Zarethan below Jezreel, and all the territory from Beth-shan to Abel-meholah and over to Jokmeam. NIV 12 Baana son of Ahilud--in Taanach and Megiddo, and in all of Beth Shan next to Zarethan below Jezreel, from Beth Shan to Abel Meholah across to Jokmeam; NLT 13 Ben-geber, in Ramoth-gilead, including the Towns of Jair (named for Jair son of Manasseh) in Gilead, and in the Argob region of Bashan, including sixty great fortified cities with gates barred with bronze. NIV 13 Ben-Geber--in Ramoth Gilead (the settlements of Jair son of Manasseh in Gilead were his, as well as the district of Argob in Bashan and its sixty large walled cities with bronze gate bars); NLT 14 Ahinadab son of Iddo, in Mahanaim. NIV 14 Ahinadab son of Iddo--in Mahanaim; NLT 15 Ahimaaz, in Naphtali. (He was married to Basemath, another of Solomon's daughters.) NIV 15 Ahimaaz--in Naphtali (he had married Basemath daughter of Solomon); NLT 16 Baana son of Hushai, in Asher and in Aloth. NIV 16 Baana son of Hushai--in Asher and in Aloth; NLT 17 Jehoshaphat son of Paruah, in Issachar. NIV 17 Jehoshaphat son of Paruah--in Issachar; NLT 18 Shimei son of Ela, in Benjamin. NIV 18 Shimei son of Ela--in Benjamin; NLT 19 Geber son of Uri, in the land of Gilead, including the territories of King Sihon of the Amorites and King Og of Bashan. And there was one governor over the land of Judah. NIV 19 Geber son of Uri--in Gilead (the country of Sihon king of the Amorites and the country of Og king of Bashan). He was the only governor over the district. NLT 20 The people of Judah and Israel were as numerous as the sand on the seashore. They were very contented, with plenty to eat and drink. NIV 20 The people of Judah and Israel were as numerous as the sand on the seashore; they ate, they drank and they were happy. NLT 21 King Solomon ruled all the kingdoms from the Euphrates River to the land of the Philistines, as far south as the border of Egypt. The conquered peoples of those lands sent tribute money to Solomon and continued to serve him throughout his lifetime. NIV 21 And Solomon ruled over all the kingdoms from the River to the land of the Philistines, as far as the border of Egypt. These countries brought tribute and were Solomon's subjects all his life. NLT 22 The daily food requirements for Solomon's palace were 150 bushels of choice flour and 300 bushels of meal, NIV 22 Solomon's daily provisions were thirty cors of fine flour and sixty cors of meal, NLT 23 ten oxen from the fattening pens, twenty pasture-fed cattle, one hundred sheep or goats, as well as deer, gazelles, roebucks, and choice fowl. NIV 23 ten head of stall-fed cattle, twenty of pasture-fed cattle and a hundred sheep and goats, as well as deer, gazelles, roebucks and choice fowl. NLT 24 Solomon's dominion extended over all the kingdoms west of the Euphrates River, from Tiphsah to Gaza. And there was peace throughout the entire land. NIV 24 For he ruled over all the kingdoms west of the River, from Tiphsah to Gaza, and had peace on all sides. NLT 25 Throughout the lifetime of Solomon, all of Judah and Israel lived in peace and safety. And from Dan to Beersheba, each family had its own home and garden. NIV 25 During Solomon's lifetime Judah and Israel, from Dan to Beersheba, lived in safety, each man under his own vine and fig tree. NLT 26 Solomon had four thousand stalls for his chariot horses and twelve thousand horses. NIV 26 Solomon had four thousand stalls for chariot horses, and twelve thousand horses. NLT 27 The district governors faithfully provided food for King Solomon and his court, each during his assigned month. NIV 27 The district officers, each in his month, supplied provisions for King Solomon and all who came to the king's table. They saw to it that nothing was lacking. NLT 28 They also brought the necessary barley and straw for the royal horses in the stables. NIV 28 They also brought to the proper place their quotas of barley and straw for the chariot horses and the other horses. NLT 29 God gave Solomon great wisdom and understanding, and knowledge too vast to be measured. NIV 29 God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore. NLT 30 In fact, his wisdom exceeded that of all the wise men of the East and the wise men of Egypt. NIV 30 Solomon's wisdom was greater than the wisdom of all the men of the East, and greater than all the wisdom of Egypt. NLT 31 He was wiser than anyone else, including Ethan the Ezrahite and Heman, Calcol, and Darda -- the sons of Mahol. His fame spread throughout all the surrounding nations. NIV 31 He was wiser than any other man, including Ethan the Ezrahite--wiser than Heman, Calcol and Darda, the sons of Mahol. And his fame spread to all the surrounding nations. NLT 32 He composed some 3,000 proverbs and wrote 1,005 songs. NIV 32 He spoke three thousand proverbs and his songs numbered a thousand and five. NLT 33 He could speak with authority about all kinds of plants, from the great cedar of Lebanon to the tiny hyssop that grows from cracks in a wall. He could also speak about animals, birds, reptiles, and fish. NIV 33 He described plant life, from the cedar of Lebanon to the hyssop that grows out of walls. He also taught about animals and birds, reptiles and fish. NLT 34 And kings from every nation sent their ambassadors to listen to the wisdom of Solomon. NIV 34 Men of all nations came to listen to Solomon's wisdom, sent by all the kings of the world, who had heard of his wisdom.