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1st Kings Chapter 4 American Standard-ASV1901

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And king Solomon was king over all Israel.

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And these were the princes whom he had: Azariah the son of Zadok, the priest;

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Elihoreph and Ahijah, the sons of Shisha, scribes; Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, the recorder;

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and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the host; and Zadok and Abiathar were priests;

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and Azariah the son of Nathan was over the officers; and Zabud the son of Nathan was chief minister, `and' the king's friend;

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and Ahishar was over the household; and Adoniram the son of Abda was over the men subject to taskwork.

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And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who provided victuals for the king and his household: each man had to make provision for a month in the year.

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And these are their names: Ben-hur, in the hill-country of Ephraim;

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Ben-deker, in Makaz, and in Shaalbim, and Beth-shemesh, and Elon-beth-hanan;

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Ben-hesed, in Arubboth (to him `pertained' Socoh, and all the land of Hepher);

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Ben-abinadab, in all the height of Dor (he had Taphath the daughter of Solomon to wife);

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Baana the son of Ahilud, in Taanach and Megiddo, and all Beth-shean which is beside Zarethan, beneath Jezreel, from Beth-shean to Abel-meholah, as far as beyond Jokmeam;

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Ben-geber, in Ramoth-gilead (to him `pertained' the towns of Jair the son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead; `even' to him `pertained' the region of Argob, which is in Bashan, threescore great cities with walls and brazen bars);

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Ahinadab the son of Iddo, in Mahanaim;

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Ahimaaz, in Naphtali (he also took Basemath the daughter of Solomon to wife);

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Baana the son of Hushai, in Asher and Bealoth;

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Jehoshaphat the son of Paruah, in Issachar;

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Shimei the son of Ela, in Benjamin;

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Geber the son of Uri, in the land of Gilead, the country of Sihon king of the Amorites and of Og king of Bashan; and `he was' the only officer that was in the land.

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

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And Solomon ruled over all the kingdoms from the River unto the land of the Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt: they brought tribute, and served Solomon all the days of his life.

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

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ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen out of the pastures, and a hundred sheep, besides harts, and gazelles, and roebucks, and fatted fowl.

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For he had dominion over all `the region' on this side the River, from Tiphsah even to Gaza, over all the kings on this side the River: and he had peace on all sides round about him.

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

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

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And those officers provided victuals for king Solomon, and for all that came unto king Solomon's table, every man in his month; they let nothing be lacking.

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Barley also and straw for the horses and swift steeds brought they unto the place where `the officers' were, every man according to his charge.

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And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea-shore.

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And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east, and all the wisdom of Egypt.

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For he was wiser than all men; than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, and Calcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol: and his fame was in all the nations round about.

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And he spake three thousand proverbs; and his songs were a thousand and five.

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And he spake of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall; he spake also of beasts, and of birds, and of creeping things, and of fishes.

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