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1 Kings 4:20-34

NRS 20 Judah and Israel were as numerous 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. NRS 21 Solomon was sovereign over all the kingdoms from the Euphrates to the land of the Philistines, even 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. NRS 22 Solomon's provision for one day was thirty cors of choice flour, and sixty cors of meal, NIV 22 Solomon's daily provisions were thirty cors of fine flour and sixty cors of meal, NRS 23 ten fat oxen, and twenty pasture-fed cattle, one hundred sheep, besides deer, 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. NRS 24 For he had dominion over all the region west of the Euphrates from Tiphsah to Gaza, over all the kings west of the Euphrates; and he 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. NRS 25 During Solomon's lifetime Judah and Israel lived in safety, from Dan even to Beer-sheba, all of them under their vines and fig trees. 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. NRS 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. NRS 27 Those officials 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. NRS 28 They also brought to the required place barley and straw for the horses and swift steeds, 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. NRS 29 God gave Solomon very great wisdom, discernment, and breadth of understanding as vast 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. NRS 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. NRS 31 He was wiser than anyone else, wiser than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, Calcol, and Darda, children 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. NRS 32 He composed 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. NRS 33 He would speak of trees, from the cedar that is in the Lebanon to the hyssop that grows in the wall; he would speak of animals, and birds, and 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. NRS 34 People came from all the nations to hear the wisdom of Solomon; they came 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.