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1 Kings 4

RSV 1 King Solomon was king over all Israel, NIV 1 So King Solomon ruled over all Israel. RSV 2 and these were his high officials: Azari'ah the son of Zadok was the priest; NIV 2 And these were his chief officials: Azariah son of Zadok--the priest; RSV 3 Elihor'eph and Ahi'jah the sons of Shisha were secretaries; Jehosh'aphat the son of Ahi'lud was recorder; NIV 3 Elihoreph and Ahijah, sons of Shisha--secretaries; Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud--recorder; RSV 4 Benai'ah the son of Jehoi'ada was in command of the army; Zadok and Abi'athar were priests; NIV 4 Benaiah son of Jehoiada--commander in chief; Zadok and Abiathar--priests; RSV 5 Azari'ah the son of Nathan was over the officers; Zabud the son of Nathan was priest and king's friend; NIV 5 Azariah son of Nathan--in charge of the district officers; Zabud son of Nathan--a priest and personal adviser to the king; RSV 6 Ahi'shar was in charge of the palace; and Adoni'ram the son of Abda was in charge of the forced labor. NIV 6 Ahishar--in charge of the palace; Adoniram son of Abda--in charge of forced labor. RSV 7 Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who provided food for the king and his household; each man had to make provision 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. RSV 8 These were their names: Ben-hur, in the hill country of E'phraim; NIV 8 These are their names: Ben-Hur--in the hill country of Ephraim; RSV 9 Ben-deker, in Makaz, Sha-al'bim, Beth-she'mesh, and E'lonbeth-ha'nan; NIV 9 Ben-Deker--in Makaz, Shaalbim, Beth Shemesh and Elon Bethhanan; RSV 10 Ben-hesed, in Arub'both (to him belonged Socoh and all the land of Hepher); NIV 10 Ben-Hesed--in Arubboth (Socoh and all the land of Hepher were his); RSV 11 Ben-abin'adab, in all Naphath-dor (he had Taphath the daughter of Solomon as his wife); NIV 11 Ben-Abinadab--in Naphoth Dor (he was married to Taphath daughter of Solomon); RSV 12 Ba'ana the son of Ahi'lud, in Ta'anach, Megid'do, and all Beth-she'an which is beside Zarethan below Jezreel, and from Beth-she'an to A'bel-meho'lah, as far as the other side of Jok'meam; 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; RSV 13 Ben-geber, in Ra'moth-gil'ead (he had the villages of Ja'ir the son of Manas'seh, which are in Gilead, and he had the region of Argob, which is in Bashan, sixty great cities with walls and bronze 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); RSV 14 Ahin'adab the son of Iddo, in Mahana'im; NIV 14 Ahinadab son of Iddo--in Mahanaim; RSV 15 Ahi'ma-az, in Naph'tali (he had taken Bas'emath the daughter of Solomon as his wife); NIV 15 Ahimaaz--in Naphtali (he had married Basemath daughter of Solomon); RSV 16 Ba'ana the son of Hushai, in Asher and Bealoth; NIV 16 Baana son of Hushai--in Asher and in Aloth; RSV 17 Jehosh'aphat the son of Paru'ah, in Is'sachar; NIV 17 Jehoshaphat son of Paruah--in Issachar; RSV 18 Shim'e-i the son of Ela, in Benjamin; NIV 18 Shimei son of Ela--in Benjamin; RSV 19 Geber the son of Uri, in the land of Gilead, the country of Sihon king of the Amorites and of Og king of Bashan. And there was one officer in 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. RSV 20 Judah and Israel were as many as the sand by the sea; they ate and drank and 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. RSV 21 Solomon ruled over all the kingdoms from the Euphra'tes to the land of the Philistines and to the border of Egypt; they brought tribute and served Solomon all the days of 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. RSV 22 Solomon's provision for one day was 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, RSV 23 ten fat oxen, and twenty pasture-fed cattle, a hundred sheep, besides harts, gazelles, roebucks, and fatted 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. RSV 24 For he had dominion over all the region west of the Euphra'tes from Tiphsah to Gaza, over all the kings west of the Euphra'tes; and he had peace on all sides round about him. NIV 24 For he ruled over all the kingdoms west of the River, from Tiphsah to Gaza, and had peace on all sides. RSV 25 And Judah and Israel dwelt in safety, from Dan even to Beer-sheba, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, all the days of Solomon. 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. RSV 26 Solomon also had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen. NIV 26 Solomon had four thousand stalls for chariot horses, and twelve thousand horses. RSV 27 And those officers supplied provisions for King Solomon, and for all who came to King Solomon's table, each one in his month; they let nothing be 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. RSV 28 Barley also and straw for the horses and swift steeds they brought to the place where it was required, each according to his charge. NIV 28 They also brought to the proper place their quotas of barley and straw for the chariot horses and the other horses. RSV 29 And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding beyond measure, and largeness of mind like 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. RSV 30 so that Solomon's wisdom surpassed the wisdom of all the people of the east, and 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. RSV 31 For he was wiser than all other men, wiser than Ethan the Ez'rahite, and Heman, Calcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol; and his fame was in all the nations round about. 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. RSV 32 He also uttered three thousand proverbs; and his songs were a thousand and five. NIV 32 He spoke three thousand proverbs and his songs numbered a thousand and five. RSV 33 He spoke of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon to the hyssop that grows out of the wall; he spoke also of beasts, and of birds, and of reptiles, and of 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. RSV 34 And men came from all peoples to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and from all the kings of the earth, 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.