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1 So king Solomon was king over all Israel.

2 And these [were] the princes which he had: Azariah, the son of Zadok, the priest,

3 Elihoreph and Ahiah, the sons of Shisha, scribes, Jehoshaphat, the son of Ahilud, writer of the chronicles;

4 Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada, [was] over the host; and Zadok and Abiathar [were] the priests;

5 Azariah, the son of Nathan, [was] over the officers; and Zabud, the son of Nathan, [was] the priest [and] special companion of the king;

6 and Ahishar [was] over the household; and Adoniram, the son of Abda, [was] over the tribute.

7 And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who maintained the king and his household. Each one of them made provision for one month in the year.

8 And these [are] their names: The son of Hur, in Mount Ephraim;

9 the son of Dekar, in Makaz and in Shaalbim and in Bethshemesh and in Elon and in Bethhanan;

10 the son of Hesed, in Aruboth; to him [pertained] Sochoh and all the land of Hepher.

11 The son of Abinadab, in all the region of Dor, who had Taphath, the daughter of Solomon, to wife;

12 Baana, the son of Ahilud; [to him pertained] Taanach and Megiddo and all Bethshean, which [is] by Zartanah beneath Jezreel, from Bethshean to Abelmeholah, [even] unto [the place that is] beyond Jokneam;

13 the son of Geber, in Ramothgilead; to him [pertained] the towns of Jair, the son of Manasseh, which [were] in Gilead; to him [also pertained] the region of Argob, which [is] in Bashan, sixty great cities with walls and brasen bars;

14 Ahinadab, the son of Iddo, in Mahanaim;

15 Ahimaaz [was] in Naphtali; he also took Basmath, the daughter of Solomon, to wife.

16 Baanah, the son of Hushai, [was] in Asher and in Aloth;

17 Jehoshaphat, the son of Paruah, in Issachar;

18 Shimei, the son of Elah, in Benjamin;

19 Geber, the son of Uri, [was] in the land of Gilead, [in] the land of Sihon, king of the Amorites, and of Og, king of Bashan; and [in addition to these there was] an officer over all the land.

20 Judah and Israel [were] many, as the sand which [is] by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking, and making merry.

21 And Solomon reigned over all kingdoms from the river unto the land of the Philistines and unto the border of Egypt, and they brought presents and served Solomon all the days of his life.

22 And Solomon's provision for one day was thirty measures of fine flour and sixty measures of meal,

23 ten fat oxen and twenty oxen out of the pastures and one hundred sheep beside harts and roebucks and fallowdeer and fatted fowl.

24 For he had dominion over all [the region] on the other side of the river [and] from Tiphsah even to Gaza, over all the kings on the other side the river, and he had peace on all sides round about him.

25 And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, each one under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beersheba, all the days of Solomon.

26 And Solomon had forty thousand horses in his stables for his chariots and twelve thousand horsemen.

27 And these officers maintained King Solomon and all that came unto king Solomon's table, each one in his month; they made [sure] nothing was lacking.

28 They also brought barley and straw for the horses and beasts of burden unto the place where he was, each one according to his charge.

29 And God gave Solomon exceedingly great wisdom and intelligence and magnanimity of heart, even as the sand that [is] on the sea shore.

30 And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the sons of the east and all the wisdom of the Egyptians.

31 For he was wiser than all men, than Ethan, the Ezrahite, and Heman and Chalcol and Darda, the sons of Mahol; and he was named in all nations round about.

32 And he spoke three thousand proverbs: and his songs were a thousand and five.

33 And he spoke of trees, from the cedar tree that [is] in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springs out of the wall. He also spoke of animals and of fowl and of serpents and of fishes.

34 And they came from all peoples to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, who had heard of his wisdom.: