In this chapter we have, I. The answer which God, in a vision, gave to Solomon’s prayer, and the terms he settled with him, 1 Kgs. 9:1-9. II. The interchanging of grateful kindnesses between Solomon and Hiram, 1 Kgs. 9:10-14. III. His workmen and buildings, 1 Kgs. 9:15-24. IV. His devotion, 1 Kgs. 9:25. V. His trading navy, 1 Kgs. 9:26-28.