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1 Kings 4

GNT 1 Solomon was king of all Israel, NIV 1 So King Solomon ruled over all Israel. GNT 2 and these were his high officials: The priest: Azariah son of Zadok NIV 2 And these were his chief officials: Azariah son of Zadok—the priest; GNT 3 The court secretaries: Elihoreph and Ahijah, sons of Shisha In charge of the records: Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud NIV 3 Elihoreph and Ahijah, sons of Shisha—secretaries; Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud—recorder; GNT 4 Commander of the army: Benaiah son of Jehoiada Priests: Zadok and Abiathar NIV 4 Benaiah son of Jehoiada—commander in chief; Zadok and Abiathar—priests; GNT 5 Chief of the district governors: Azariah son of Nathan Royal Adviser: the priest Zabud son of Nathan NIV 5 Azariah son of Nathan—in charge of the district governors; Zabud son of Nathan—a priest and adviser to the king; GNT 6 In charge of the palace servants: Ahishar In charge of the forced labor: Adoniram son of Abda NIV 6 Ahishar—palace administrator; Adoniram son of Abda—in charge of forced labor. GNT 7 Solomon appointed twelve men as district governors in Israel. They were to provide food from their districts for the king and his household, each man being responsible for one month out of the year. NIV 7 Solomon 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. GNT 8 The following are the names of these twelve officers and the districts they were in charge of: Benhur: the hill country of Ephraim NIV 8 These are their names: Ben-Hur—in the hill country of Ephraim; GNT 9 Bendeker: the cities of Makaz, Shaalbim, Beth Shemesh, Elon, and Beth Hanan NIV 9 Ben-Deker—in Makaz, Shaalbim, Beth Shemesh and Elon Bethhanan; GNT 10 Benhesed: the cities of Arubboth and Socoh and all the territory of Hepher NIV 10 Ben-Hesed—in Arubboth (Sokoh and all the land of Hepher were his); GNT 11 Benabinadab, who was married to Solomon's daughter Taphath: the whole region of Dor NIV 11 Ben-Abinadab—in Naphoth Dor (he was married to Taphath daughter of Solomon); GNT 12 Baana son of Ahilud: the cities of Taanach, Megiddo, and all the region near Beth Shan, near the town of Zarethan, south of the town of Jezreel, as far as the city of Abel Meholah and the city of Jokmeam 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; GNT 13 Bengeber: the city of Ramoth in Gilead, and the villages in Gilead belonging to the clan of Jair, a descendant of Manasseh, and the region of Argob in Bashan, sixty large towns in all, fortified with walls and with bronze bars on the gates NIV 13 Ben-Geber—in Ramoth Gilead (the settlements of Jair son of Manasseh in Gilead were his, as well as the region of Argob in Bashan and its sixty large walled cities with bronze gate bars); GNT 14 Ahinadab son of Iddo: the district of Mahanaim NIV 14 Ahinadab son of Iddo—in Mahanaim; GNT 15 Ahimaaz, who was married to Basemath, another of Solomon's daughters: the territory of Naphtali NIV 15 Ahimaaz—in Naphtali (he had married Basemath daughter of Solomon); GNT 16 Baana son of Hushai: the region of Asher and the town of Bealoth NIV 16 Baana son of Hushai—in Asher and in Aloth; GNT 17 Jehoshaphat son of Paruah: the territory of Issachar NIV 17 Jehoshaphat son of Paruah—in Issachar; GNT 18 Shimei son of Ela: the territory of Benjamin NIV 18 Shimei son of Ela—in Benjamin; GNT 19 Geber son of Uri: the region of Gilead, which had been ruled by King Sihon of the Amorites and King Og of Bashan Besides these twelve, there was one governor over the whole land. 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. GNT 20 The people of Judah and Israel were as numerous as the grains of sand on the seashore; 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. GNT 21 Solomon's kingdom included all the nations from the Euphrates River to Philistia and the Egyptian border. They paid him taxes and were subject to him all his life. NIV 21 And Solomon ruled over all the kingdoms from the Euphrates 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. GNT 22 The supplies Solomon needed each day were 150 bushels of fine flour and 300 bushels of meal; NIV 22 Solomon’s daily provisions were thirty cors of the finest flour and sixty cors of meal, GNT 23 10 stall-fed cattle, 20 pasture-fed cattle, and 100 sheep, besides deer, gazelles, roebucks, and poultry. 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. GNT 24 Solomon ruled over all the land west of the Euphrates River, from Tiphsah on the Euphrates as far west as the city of Gaza. All the kings west of the Euphrates were subject to him, and he was at peace with all the neighboring countries. NIV 24 For he ruled over all the kingdoms west of the Euphrates River, from Tiphsah to Gaza, and had peace on all sides. GNT 25 As long as he lived, the people throughout Judah and Israel lived in safety, each family with its own grapevines and fig trees. NIV 25 During Solomon’s lifetime Judah and Israel, from Dan to Beersheba, lived in safety, everyone under their own vine and under their own fig tree. GNT 26 Solomon had forty thousand stalls for his chariot horses and twelve thousand cavalry horses. NIV 26 Solomon had four thousand stalls for chariot horses, and twelve thousand horses. GNT 27 His twelve governors, each one in the month assigned to him, supplied the food King Solomon needed for himself and for all who ate in the palace; they always supplied everything needed. NIV 27 The district governors, 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. GNT 28 Each governor also supplied his share of barley and straw, where it was needed, for the chariot horses and the work animals. NIV 28 They also brought to the proper place their quotas of barley and straw for the chariot horses and the other horses. GNT 29 God gave Solomon unusual wisdom and insight, and knowledge too great to be measured. NIV 29 God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore. GNT 30 Solomon was wiser than the wise men of the East or the wise men of Egypt. NIV 30 Solomon’s wisdom was greater than the wisdom of all the people of the East, and greater than all the wisdom of Egypt. GNT 31 He was the wisest of all men: wiser than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, Calcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol, and his fame spread throughout all the neighboring countries. NIV 31 He was wiser than anyone else, including Ethan the Ezrahite—wiser than Heman, Kalkol and Darda, the sons of Mahol. And his fame spread to all the surrounding nations. GNT 32 He composed three thousand proverbs and more than a thousand songs. NIV 32 He spoke three thousand proverbs and his songs numbered a thousand and five. GNT 33 He spoke of trees and plants, from the Lebanon cedars to the hyssop that grows on walls; he talked about animals, birds, reptiles, and fish. NIV 33 He spoke about plant life, from the cedar of Lebanon to the hyssop that grows out of walls. He also spoke about animals and birds, reptiles and fish. GNT 34 Kings all over the world heard of his wisdom and sent people to listen to him. NIV 34 From all nations people came to listen to Solomon’s wisdom, sent by all the kings of the world, who had heard of his wisdom.

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