The king went to Gibeon(A) to offer sacrifices, for that was the most important high place, and Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings on that altar. At Gibeon the Lord appeared(B) to Solomon during the night in a dream,(C) and God said, “Ask(D) for whatever you want me to give you.”

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“Now, Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child(A) and do not know how to carry out my duties. Your servant is here among the people you have chosen,(B) a great people, too numerous to count or number.(C) So give your servant a discerning(D) heart to govern your people and to distinguish(E) between right and wrong. For who is able(F) to govern this great people of yours?”

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