God gave Shlomo wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and very great understanding, even as the sand that is on the sea-shore.
Shlomo's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east, and all the wisdom of Mitzrayim.
For he was wiser than all men; than Etan the Ezrachite, and Heman, and Kalkol, and Darda, the sons of Machol: and his fame was in all the nations round about.
He spoke three thousand proverbs; and his songs were one thousand five.
He spoke of trees, from the cedar that is in Levanon even to the hyssop that springs out of the wall; he spoke also of animals, and of birds, and of creeping things, and of fish.
There came of all peoples to hear the wisdom of Shlomo, from all kings of the eretz, who had heard of his wisdom.