28Then one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, perceiving that He had answered them well, asked Him, "Which is the first commandment of all?"29Jesus answered him, "The first of all the commandments is: 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.30And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.' This is the first commandment. 31And the second, like it, is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."32So the scribe said to Him, "Well said, Teacher. You have spoken the truth, for there is one God, and there is no other but He.33And to love Him with all the heart, with all the understanding, with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as oneself, is more than all the whole burnt offerings and sacrifices."34Now when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, He said to him, "You are not far from the kingdom of God." But after that no one dared question Him.35Then Jesus answered and said, while He taught in the temple, "How is it that the scribes say that the Christ is the Son of David?36For David himself said by the Holy Spirit: 'The Lord said to my Lord, "Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool." ' 37Therefore David himself calls Him 'Lord'; how is He then his Son?" And the common people heard Him gladly.38Then He said to them in His teaching, "Beware of the scribes, who desire to go around in long robes, love greetings in the marketplaces,39the best seats in the synagogues, and the best places at feasts,40who devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. These will receive greater condemnation."41Now Jesus sat opposite the treasury and saw how the people put money into the treasury. And many who were rich put in much.42Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites, which make a quadrans.43So He called His disciples to Himself and said to them, "Assuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury;44for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood."
1So King Solomon was king over all Israel.2And these were his officials: Azariah the son of Zadok, the priest;3Elihoreph and Ahijah, the sons of Shisha, scribes; Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, the recorder;4Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, over the army; Zadok and Abiathar, the priests;5Azariah the son of Nathan, over the officers; Zabud the son of Nathan, a priest and the king's friend;6Ahishar, over the household; and Adoniram the son of Abda, over the labor force.7And Solomon had twelve governors over all Israel, who provided food for the king and his household; each one made provision for one month of the year.8These are their names: Ben-Hur, in the mountains of Ephraim;9Ben-Deker, in Makaz, Shaalbim, Beth Shemesh, and Elon Beth Hanan;10Ben-Hesed, in Arubboth; to him belonged Sochoh and all the land of Hepher;11Ben-Abinadab, in all the regions of Dor; he had Taphath the daughter of Solomon as wife;12Baana the son of Ahilud, in Taanach, Megiddo, and all Beth Shean, which is beside Zaretan below Jezreel, from Beth Shean to Abel Meholah, as far as the other side of Jokneam;13Ben-Geber, in Ramoth Gilead; to him belonged the towns of Jair the son of Manasseh, in Gilead; to him also belonged the region of Argob in Bashan--sixty large cities with walls and bronze gate-bars;14Ahinadab the son of Iddo, in Mahanaim;15Ahimaaz, in Naphtali; he also took Basemath the daughter of Solomon as wife;16Baanah the son of Hushai, in Asher and Aloth;17Jehoshaphat the son of Paruah, in Issachar;18Shimei the son of Elah, in Benjamin;19Geber the son of Uri, in the land of Gilead, in the country of Sihon king of the Amorites, and of Og king of Bashan. He was the only governor who was in the land.20Judah and Israel were as numerous as the sand by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking and rejoicing.21So Solomon reigned over all kingdoms from the River to the land of the Philistines, as far as the border of Egypt. They brought tribute and served Solomon all the days of his life.22Now Solomon's provision for one day was thirty kors of fine flour, sixty kors of meal,23ten fatted oxen, twenty oxen from the pastures, and one hundred sheep, besides deer, gazelles, roebucks, and fatted fowl.24For he had dominion over all the region on this side of the River from Tiphsah even to Gaza, namely over all the kings on this side of the River; and he had peace on every side all around him.25And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, each man under his vine and his fig tree, from Dan as far as Beersheba, all the days of Solomon.26Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.27And these governors, each man in his month, provided food for King Solomon and for all who came to King Solomon's table. There was no lack in their supply.28They also brought barley and straw to the proper place, for the horses and steeds, each man according to his charge.29And God gave Solomon wisdom and exceedingly great understanding, and largeness of heart like the sand on the seashore.30Thus Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the men of the East and all the wisdom of Egypt.31For he was wiser than all men--than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol; and his fame was in all the surrounding nations.32He spoke three thousand proverbs, and his songs were one thousand and five.33Also he spoke of trees, from the cedar tree of Lebanon even to the hyssop that springs out of the wall; he spoke also of animals, of birds, of creeping things, and of fish.34And men of all nations, from all the kings of the earth who had heard of his wisdom, came to hear the wisdom of Solomon.
1Now Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants to Solomon, because he heard that they had anointed him king in place of his father, for Hiram had always loved David.2Then Solomon sent to Hiram, saying:3You know how my father David could not build a house for the name of the Lord his God because of the wars which were fought against him on every side, until the Lord put his foes under the soles of his feet.4But now the Lord my God has given me rest on every side; there is neither adversary nor evil occurrence.5And behold, I propose to build a house for the name of the Lord my God, as the Lord spoke to my father David, saying, "Your son, whom I will set on your throne in your place, he shall build the house for My name."6Now therefore, command that they cut down cedars for me from Lebanon; and my servants will be with your servants, and I will pay you wages for your servants according to whatever you say. For you know there is none among us who has skill to cut timber like the Sidonians.7So it was, when Hiram heard the words of Solomon, that he rejoiced greatly and said, Blessed be the Lord this day, for He has given David a wise son over this great people!8Then Hiram sent to Solomon, saying: I have considered the message which you sent me, and I will do all you desire concerning the cedar and cypress logs.9My servants shall bring them down from Lebanon to the sea; I will float them in rafts by sea to the place you indicate to me, and will have them broken apart there; then you can take them away. And you shall fulfill my desire by giving food for my household.10Then Hiram gave Solomon cedar and cypress logs according to all his desire.11And Solomon gave Hiram twenty thousand kors of wheat as food for his household, and twenty kors of pressed oil. Thus Solomon gave to Hiram year by year.12So the Lord gave Solomon wisdom, as He had promised him; and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon, and the two of them made a treaty together.13Then King Solomon raised up a labor force out of all Israel; and the labor force was thirty thousand men.14And he sent them to Lebanon, ten thousand a month in shifts: they were one month in Lebanon and two months at home; Adoniram was in charge of the labor force.15Solomon had seventy thousand who carried burdens, and eighty thousand who quarried stone in the mountains,16besides three thousand three hundred from the chiefs of Solomon's deputies, who supervised the people who labored in the work.17And the king commanded them to quarry large stones, costly stones, and hewn stones, to lay the foundation of the temple. 18So Solomon's builders, Hiram's builders, and the Gebalites quarried them; and they prepared timber and stones to build the temple.
3They make a king glad with their wickedness, And princes with their lies.4"They are all adulterers. Like an oven heated by a baker-- He ceases stirring the fire after kneading the dough, Until it is leavened.5In the day of our king Princes have made him sick, inflamed with wine; He stretched out his hand with scoffers.6They prepare their heart like an oven, While they lie in wait; Their baker sleeps all night; In the morning it burns like a flaming fire.7They are all hot, like an oven, And have devoured their judges; All their kings have fallen. None among them calls upon Me.8"Ephraim has mixed himself among the peoples; Ephraim is a cake unturned.9Aliens have devoured his strength, But he does not know it; Yes, gray hairs are here and there on him, Yet he does not know it.10And the pride of Israel testifies to his face, But they do not return to the Lord their God, Nor seek Him for all this.11"Ephraim also is like a silly dove, without sense-- They call to Egypt, They go to Assyria.12Wherever they go, I will spread My net on them; I will bring them down like birds of the air; I will chastise them According to what their congregation has heard.13"Woe to them, for they have fled from Me! Destruction to them, Because they have transgressed against Me! Though I redeemed them, Yet they have spoken lies against Me.14They did not cry out to Me with their heart When they wailed upon their beds. "They assemble together for grain and new wine, They rebel against Me; 15Though I disciplined and strengthened their arms, Yet they devise evil against Me;16They return, but not to the Most High; They are like a treacherous bow. Their princes shall fall by the sword For the cursings of their tongue. This shall be their derision in the land of Egypt.