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1 Kings 4

GW 1 When King Solomon was the king of all Israel, NIV 1 So King Solomon ruled over all Israel. GW 2 these were his officials: Azariah, son of Zadok, was the [chief] priest. NIV 2 And these were his chief officials: Azariah son of Zadok—the priest; GW 3 Elihoreph and Ahijah, the sons of Shisha, were scribes. Jehoshaphat, son of Ahilud, was the royal historian. NIV 3 Elihoreph and Ahijah, sons of Shisha—secretaries; Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud—recorder; GW 4 Benaiah, son of Jehoiada, was commander of the army. Zadok and Abiathar were priests. NIV 4 Benaiah son of Jehoiada—commander in chief; Zadok and Abiathar—priests; GW 5 Azariah, son of Nathan, was in charge of the district governors. Zabud, son of Nathan, was the king's adviser. NIV 5 Azariah son of Nathan—in charge of the district governors; Zabud son of Nathan—a priest and adviser to the king; GW 6 Ahishar was in charge of the palace. Adoniram, son of Abda, was in charge of forced labor. NIV 6 Ahishar—palace administrator; Adoniram son of Abda—in charge of forced labor. GW 7 Solomon appointed 12 district governors in Israel. They were to provide food for the king and his palace. Each one had to supply food for one month every 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. GW 8 Their names were Benhur, who was in charge of the hills of Ephraim, NIV 8 These are their names: Ben-Hur—in the hill country of Ephraim; GW 9 Bendeker, who was in charge of Makaz, Shaalbim, Beth Shemesh, and Elon Beth Hanan, and NIV 9 Ben-Deker—in Makaz, Shaalbim, Beth Shemesh and Elon Bethhanan; GW 10 Benhesed, who was in charge of Arubboth, Socoh, and the entire region of Hepher. NIV 10 Ben-Hesed—in Arubboth (Sokoh and all the land of Hepher were his); GW 11 Benabinadab had the entire region of Dor. (Solomon's daughter Taphath was his wife.) NIV 11 Ben-Abinadab—in Naphoth Dor (he was married to Taphath daughter of Solomon); GW 12 Baana, son of Ahilud, had Taanach, Megiddo, and all of Beth Shean. (This was near Zarethan, below Jezreel, from Beth Shean to Abel Meholah and over to 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; GW 13 Bengeber was in charge of Ramoth Gilead; he had the settlements of Jair, a descendant of Manasseh, in Gilead. He [also] had the territory of Argob in Bashan, 60 large cities with walls and bronze bars across their 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); GW 14 Ahinadab, son of Iddo, was in charge of Mahanaim. NIV 14 Ahinadab son of Iddo—in Mahanaim; GW 15 Ahimaaz was in charge of Naphtali. (He also married Solomon's daughter Basemath.) NIV 15 Ahimaaz—in Naphtali (he had married Basemath daughter of Solomon); GW 16 Baana, son of Hushai, was in charge of Asher and Aloth. NIV 16 Baana son of Hushai—in Asher and in Aloth; GW 17 Jehoshaphat, son of Paruah, was in charge of Issachar. NIV 17 Jehoshaphat son of Paruah—in Issachar; GW 18 Shimei, son of Ela, was in charge of Benjamin. NIV 18 Shimei son of Ela—in Benjamin; GW 19 Geber, son of Uri, was in charge of Gilead, the territory of King Sihon the Amorite and King Og of Bashan. (There was only one governor in that territory.) 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. GW 20 The people of Judah and Israel were as numerous as the sand on the seashore. They ate and drank and lived happily. 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. GW 21 Solomon ruled all the kingdoms from the Euphrates River to the country of the Philistines and as far as the Egyptian border. These kingdoms paid taxes and were subject to Solomon as long as he lived. 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. GW 22 Solomon's food supply for one day was 180 bushels of flour, 360 bushels of coarse flour, NIV 22 Solomon’s daily provisions were thirty cors of the finest flour and sixty cors of meal, GW 23 10 fattened cows, 20 cows from the pasture, and 100 sheep in addition to deer, gazelles, fallow deer, and fattened birds. 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. GW 24 He controlled all the territory west of the Euphrates River from Tiphsah to Gaza and all of its kings. So he lived in 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. GW 25 As long as Solomon lived, Judah and Israel (from Dan to Beersheba) lived securely, everyone under his own vine and fig tree. 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. GW 26 Solomon had stalls for 40,000 chariot horses. He also had 12,000 chariot soldiers. NIV 26 Solomon had four thousand stalls for chariot horses, and twelve thousand horses. GW 27 Each of the governors provided food for one month every year for King Solomon and all who ate at his table. The governors saw to it that nothing was in short supply. 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. GW 28 They brought their quota of barley and straw for the chariot horses to the proper places. NIV 28 They also brought to the proper place their quotas of barley and straw for the chariot horses and the other horses. GW 29 God gave Solomon wisdom--keen insight and a mind as limitless 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. GW 30 Solomon's wisdom was greater than that of all the eastern people and all the wisdom of the Egyptians. 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. GW 31 He was wiser than anyone, than Ethan the Ezrahite, or Heman, Calcol, or Darda, Mahol's sons. His fame spread to all the nations around him. 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. GW 32 Solomon spoke 3,000 proverbs and wrote 1,005 songs. NIV 32 He spoke three thousand proverbs and his songs numbered a thousand and five. GW 33 He described and classified trees--from the cedar in Lebanon to the hyssop growing out of the wall. He described and classified 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. GW 34 People came from every nation to hear his wisdom; they came from all the kings of the earth who had heard about his wisdom. 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.