He ruled over all the kings from the River Euphrates in the east, throughout the Philistine country, and as far west as the border of Egypt.
The king made silver as common as rocks and cedar as common as the fig trees in the lowland hills.
He carried on a brisk horse-trading business with Egypt and other places.
The rest of Solomon's life and rule, from start to finish, one can read in the records of Nathan the prophet, the prophecy of Ahijah of Shiloh, and in the visions of Iddo the seer concerning Jeroboam son of Nebat.
Solomon ruled in Jerusalem over all Israel for forty years.