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1 And King Solomon was king over all Israel.

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

3 Elihoreph and Ahiah, the sons of Shisha [were the] scribes. Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud the recorder,

4 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada [was] over the army. And Zadok and Abiathar [were] priests.

5 And Azariah the son of Nathan [was] over the officers, and Zabud the son of Nathan [was] the minister and the king's friend.

6 And Ahishar [was] over the household. And Adoniram the son of Abda [was] over the forced labor.

7 And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who provided food for the king and his household. Each man had his month in a year to provide food.

8 These [are] their names: the son of Hur in Mount Ephraim;

9 the son of Dekar in Makaz and in Shaalbim, and Beth-shemesh, and Elon-beth-hanan;

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

11 the son of Abinadab in all the height of Dor, Taphath the daughter of Solomon was a wife to him;

12 Baana the son of Ahilud to whom [was] Taanach and Megiddo, and all Beth-shean, which is by Zartanah below Jezreel, from Beth-shean to Abel-meholah to [the place that is] beyond Jokneam;

13 the son of Geber in Ramoth-gilead; to him [were] the towns of Jair, Manasseh's son, which [are] in Gilead; to him [was] the region of Argob, which [is] in Bashan, sixty great cities with walls and bronze bars;

14 Ahinadab the son of Iddo [had] Mahanaim;

15 Ahimaaz [was] in Naphtali; he also took Basemath the daughter of Solomon for a wife;

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

17 Jehoshaphat the son of Paruah [was] in Issachar;

18 Shimei the son of Elah [was] in Benjamin;

19 Geber the son of Uri [was] in the land of Gilead, the land of Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Bashan; and [he was the] only officer in the land;

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

21 And Solomon reigned over all kingdoms from the River to the land of the Philistines, and to the border of Egypt. They brought presents and served Solomon all the days of his life.

22 And Solomon's food 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 a hundred sheep, besides harts and roebucks, and fallow deer, and fattened fowl.

24 For he had the rule over all on this side of the River, from Tiphsah even to Azzah, over all the kings on this side the River. And he had peace on all sides all around him.

25 And Judah and Israel lived safely, [every] man under his vine and under his fig-tree, from Dan even to Beer-sheba, all the days of Solomon.

26 And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.

27 And those officers provided food [for] King Solomon and for all who came to king Solomon's table, every man in his month. They did not lack anything.

28 They also brought barley and straw for the horses and mules, to the place where [the officers were], every man according to his charge.

29 And God gave Solomon exceeding great wisdom and understanding, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that [is] on the seashore.

30 And Solomon's wisdom was greater than the wisdom of all the sons of the east, and all the wisdom of Egypt.

31 For he was wiser than all men; than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, and Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol. And his fame was in all nations all around.

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 in Lebanon even to the hyssop that springs out of the wall. He spoke also of beasts and of birds, and of creeping things, and of fish.

34 And there came from all the people, to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all the kings of the earth, who had heard of his wisdom.