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1 Kings 4

NIRV 1 So King Solomon ruled over the whole nation of Israel. NIV 1 So King Solomon ruled over all Israel. NIRV 2 Here are the names of his chief officials. Azariah was the priest. He was the son of Zadok. NIV 2 And these were his chief officials: Azariah son of Zadok—the priest; NIRV 3 Elihoreph and Ahijah were secretaries. They were the sons of Shisha. Jehoshaphat kept the records. He was the son of Ahilud. NIV 3 Elihoreph and Ahijah, sons of Shisha—secretaries; Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud—recorder; NIRV 4 Benaiah was the commander in chief. He was the son of Jehoiada. Zadok and Abiathar were priests. NIV 4 Benaiah son of Jehoiada—commander in chief; Zadok and Abiathar—priests; NIRV 5 Azariah was in charge of the local officials. He was the son of Nathan. Zabud was a priest. He was the king's personal adviser. He was the 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; NIRV 6 Ahishar was in charge of the palace. Adoniram was in charge of those who were forced to work for the king. He was the son of Abda. NIV 6 Ahishar—palace administrator; Adoniram son of Abda—in charge of forced labor. NIRV 7 Solomon also had 12 local governors over the whole land of Israel. They provided supplies for the king and the royal family. Each governor had to provide supplies for one month out of each 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. NIRV 8 Here are their names and areas. Ben-Hur's area was the hill country of Ephraim. NIV 8 These are their names: Ben-Hur—in the hill country of Ephraim; NIRV 9 Ben-Deker's area was Makaz, Shaalbim, Beth Shemesh and Elon Bethhanan. NIV 9 Ben-Deker—in Makaz, Shaalbim, Beth Shemesh and Elon Bethhanan; NIRV 10 Ben-Hesed's area was Arubboth. Socoh and the whole land of Hepher were included in his area. NIV 10 Ben-Hesed—in Arubboth (Sokoh and all the land of Hepher were his); NIRV 11 Ben-Abinadab's area was Naphoth Dor. He got married to Solomon's daughter Taphath. NIV 11 Ben-Abinadab—in Naphoth Dor (he was married to Taphath daughter of Solomon); NIRV 12 Baana's area was Taanach, Megiddo and the whole territory of Beth Shan. Beth Shan was next to Zarethan below Jezreel. Baana's area reached from Beth Shan all the way to Abel Meholah. It also went across to Jokmeam. Baana was the son of Ahilud. 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; NIRV 13 Ben-Geber's area was Ramoth Gilead. The settlements of Jair, the son of Manasseh, were included in his area in Gilead. The area of Argob in Bashan was also included. That area had 60 large cities that had high walls around them. The city gates were made secure with heavy bronze bars. 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); NIRV 14 Ahinadab's area was Mahanaim. He was the son of Iddo. NIV 14 Ahinadab son of Iddo—in Mahanaim; NIRV 15 Ahimaaz's area was Naphtali. He had gotten married to Basemath. She was Solomon's daughter. NIV 15 Ahimaaz—in Naphtali (he had married Basemath daughter of Solomon); NIRV 16 Baana's area was Asher and Aloth. He was the son of Hushai. NIV 16 Baana son of Hushai—in Asher and in Aloth; NIRV 17 Jehoshaphat's area was Issachar. He was the son of Paruah. NIV 17 Jehoshaphat son of Paruah—in Issachar; NIRV 18 Shimei's area was Benjamin. He was the son of Ela. NIV 18 Shimei son of Ela—in Benjamin; NIRV 19 Geber's area was Gilead. He was the only governor over the area. He was the son of Uri. Gilead had been the country of Sihon and Og. Sihon had been king of the Amorites. Og had been king of Bashan. 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. NIRV 20 There were many people in Judah and Israel. In fact, they were as many as the grains of sand on the seashore. They ate, 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. NIRV 21 Solomon ruled over all of the kingdoms from the Euphrates River to the land of the Philistines. He ruled as far as the border of Egypt. All of those countries brought the gifts he required them to bring him. And Solomon ruled over those countries for his whole 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. NIRV 22 Here are the supplies Solomon required every day. NIV 22 Solomon’s daily provisions were thirty cors of the finest flour and sixty cors of meal, NIRV 23 ten head of cattle that had been fed by hand 20 head of cattle that had been fed on grasslands 100 sheep and goats deer, antelopes and roebucks the finest 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. NIRV 24 Solomon ruled over all of the kingdoms that were west of the Euphrates River. He ruled from Tiphsah all the way to Gaza. And he had peace and rest on every side. NIV 24 For he ruled over all the kingdoms west of the Euphrates River, from Tiphsah to Gaza, and had peace on all sides. NIRV 25 While Solomon was king, Judah and Israel lived in safety. They were secure from Dan all the way to Beersheba. Each man had 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. NIRV 26 Solomon had 4,000 spaces where he kept his chariot horses. He had a total of 12,000 horses. NIV 26 Solomon had four thousand stalls for chariot horses, and twelve thousand horses. NIRV 27 The local officials provided supplies for King Solomon. They provided them for all who ate at the king's table. Each official provided supplies for one month every year. The officials made sure the king had everything he 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. NIRV 28 They also brought barley and straw for the chariot horses and the other horses. Each of them brought the amounts that were required of them. They brought them 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. NIRV 29 God made Solomon very wise. His understanding couldn't even be measured. It was like the sand on the seashore. People can't measure that either. NIV 29 God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore. NIRV 30 Solomon's wisdom was greater than the wisdom of all of the people of the east. It was greater than all of the wisdom 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. NIRV 31 Solomon was wiser than any other man. He was wiser than Ethan, the Ezrahite. He was wiser than Heman, Calcol and Darda. They were the sons of Mahol. Solomon became famous in all of the nations that were 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. NIRV 32 He spoke 3,000 proverbs. He wrote 1,005 songs. NIV 32 He spoke three thousand proverbs and his songs numbered a thousand and five. NIRV 33 He explained all about plants. He knew everything about them, from the cedar trees in Lebanon to the hyssop plants that grow out of walls. He taught about animals and birds. He also taught about 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. NIRV 34 The kings of all of the world's nations heard about how wise Solomon was. So they sent their 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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