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1 Kings 4

NIV 1 So King Solomon ruled over all Israel. NIV 1 So King Solomon ruled over all Israel. NIV 2 And these were his chief officials: Azariah son of Zadok--the priest; NIV 2 And these were his chief officials: Azariah son of Zadok--the priest; NIV 3 Elihoreph and Ahijah, sons of Shisha--secretaries; Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud--recorder; NIV 3 Elihoreph and Ahijah, sons of Shisha--secretaries; Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud--recorder; NIV 4 Benaiah son of Jehoiada--commander in chief; Zadok and Abiathar--priests; NIV 4 Benaiah son of Jehoiada--commander in chief; Zadok and Abiathar--priests; NIV 5 Azariah son of Nathan--in charge of the district officers; Zabud son of Nathan--a priest and personal 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; NIV 6 Ahishar--in charge of the palace; Adoniram son of Abda--in charge of forced labor. NIV 6 Ahishar--in charge of the palace; Adoniram son of Abda--in charge of forced labor. 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. 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. NIV 8 These are their names: Ben-Hur--in the hill country of Ephraim; NIV 8 These are their names: Ben-Hur--in the hill country of Ephraim; NIV 9 Ben-Deker--in Makaz, Shaalbim, Beth Shemesh and Elon Bethhanan; NIV 9 Ben-Deker--in Makaz, Shaalbim, Beth Shemesh and Elon Bethhanan; NIV 10 Ben-Hesed--in Arubboth (Socoh and all the land of Hepher were his); NIV 10 Ben-Hesed--in Arubboth (Socoh and all the land of Hepher were his); NIV 11 Ben-Abinadab--in Naphoth Dor (he was married to Taphath daughter of Solomon); NIV 11 Ben-Abinadab--in Naphoth Dor (he was married to Taphath daughter of Solomon); 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; 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; 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); 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); NIV 14 Ahinadab son of Iddo--in Mahanaim; NIV 14 Ahinadab son of Iddo--in Mahanaim; NIV 15 Ahimaaz--in Naphtali (he had married Basemath daughter of Solomon); NIV 15 Ahimaaz--in Naphtali (he had married Basemath daughter of Solomon); NIV 16 Baana son of Hushai--in Asher and in Aloth; NIV 16 Baana son of Hushai--in Asher and in Aloth; NIV 17 Jehoshaphat son of Paruah--in Issachar; NIV 17 Jehoshaphat son of Paruah--in Issachar; NIV 18 Shimei son of Ela--in Benjamin; NIV 18 Shimei son of Ela--in Benjamin; 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. NIV 22 Solomon's daily provisions were thirty cors of fine flour and sixty cors of meal, NIV 22 Solomon's daily provisions were thirty cors of fine flour and sixty cors of meal, 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. 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. NIV 24 For he ruled over all the kingdoms west of the River, from Tiphsah to Gaza, and had peace on all sides. NIV 24 For he ruled over all the kingdoms west of the River, from Tiphsah to Gaza, and had peace on all sides. 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. 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. NIV 26 Solomon had four thousand stalls for chariot horses, and twelve thousand horses. NIV 26 Solomon had four thousand stalls for chariot horses, and twelve thousand horses. 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. 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. NIV 28 They also brought to the proper place their quotas of barley and straw for the chariot horses and the other horses. NIV 28 They also brought to the proper place their quotas of barley and straw for the chariot horses and the other horses. NIV 29 God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore. NIV 29 God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore. 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. 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. 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. 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. NIV 32 He spoke three thousand proverbs and his songs numbered a thousand and five. NIV 32 He spoke three thousand proverbs and his songs numbered a thousand and five. 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. 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. 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. 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.