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1 Kings 4

4:1 So King Solomon was king ouer all Israel. 4:2 And these were the Princes which he had, Azariah the sonne of Zadok, the Priest, 4:3 Elihoreph, and Ahiah the sonnes of Shisha, Scribes: Iehoshaphat the sonne of Ahilud the Recorder; 4:4 And Benaiah the sonne of Iehoiada was ouer the host: And Zadok and Abiathar were the Priests: 4:5 And Azariah the sonne of Nathan was ouer the officers: and Zabud the sonne of Nathan was principall officer, and the kings friend. 4:6 And Ahishar was ouer the houshold: and Adoniram the sonne of Abda was ouer the tribute. 4:7 And Solomon had twelue officers ouer all Israel, which prouided victuals for the king and his houshold: each man his moneth in a yeere made prouision. 4:8 And these are their names: the sonne of Hur in mount Ephraim, 4:9 The sonne of Dekar in Makaz, and in Shaalbim, and Bethshemesh, and Elon-Bethhanan. 4:10 The sonne of Heseb in Aruboth, to him pertained Sochoh, and all the land of Hepher; 4:11 The sonne of Abinadab in all the region of Dor, which had Taphath the daughter of Solomon to wife: 4:12 Baana the sonne of Ahilud, to him pertained Taanach and Megiddo, and all Beth-shean, which is by Zartanah beneath Iezreel, from Beth-shean to Abel-Meholah, euen vnto the place that is beyond Iokneam: 4:13 The sonne of Geber in Ramoth Gilead, to him pertained the townes of Iair the sonne of Manasseh, which are in Gilead: to him also pertained the region of Argob, which is in Bashan, threescore great cities, with walles, and brasen barres. 4:14 Ahinadab the sonne of Iddo had Mahanaim. 4:15 Ahimaaz was in Naphtali; he also tooke Basmath the daughter of Solomon to wife. 4:16 Baanah the sonne of Hushai was in Asher and in Aloth: 4:17 Iehoshaphat the sonne of Paruah in Issachar: 4:18 Shimei the sonne of Elah in Beniamin: 4:19 Geber the sonne of Uri was in the countrey of Gilead, in the countrey of Sihon king of the Amorites, and of Og king of Bashan; and hee was the onely officer which was in the land. 4:20 Iudah and Israel were many, as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking and making merrie. 4:21 And Solomon reigned ouer all kingdoms from the riuer vnto the land of the Philistines, and vnto the border of Egypt: they brought presents, and serued Solomon all the dayes of his life. 4:22 And Solomons prouision for one day, was thirtie measures of fine floure, and threescore measures of meale, 4:23 Ten fat oxen, and twentie oxen out of the pastures, and an hundred sheepe, beside Harts, and Roe-buckes, and fallow Deere, and fatted foule. 4:24 For he had dominion ouer all the region on this side the Riuer, from Tiphsah euen to Azzah ouer all the kings on this side the Riuer: and he had peace on all sides round about him. 4:25 And Iudah and Israel dwelt safely, euery man vnder his Uine, and vnder his Figtree, from Dan euen to Beer-sheba, all the dayes of Solomon. 4:26 And Solomon had fourtie thousand stalles of horses for his charets, and twelue thousand horsemen. 4:27 And those officers prouided victuall for king Solomon, and for all that came vnto king Solomons table, euery man in his moneth: they lacked nothing. 4:28 Barley also and straw for the horses and dromedaries, brought they vnto the place where the officers were, euery man according to his charge. 4:29 And God gaue Solomon wisdome, and vnderstanding, exceeding much, and largenesse of heart, euen as the sand that is on the sea shoare. 4:30 And Solomons wisedome excelled the wisedome of all the children of the East countrey, and all the wisedome of Egypt. 4:31 For hee was wiser then all men; then Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, and Chalcol, and Darda the sonnes of Mahol: and his fame was in all nations round about. 4:32 And he spake three thousand prouerbes: and his songs were a thousand and fiue. 4:33 And hee spake of trees, from the Cedar tree that is in Lebanon, euen vnto the Hyssope that springeth out of the wall: hee spake also of beasts, and of foule, and of creeping things, and of fishes. 4:34 And there came of all people to heare the wisedome of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, which had heard of his wisedome.

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