1 Kings 4 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
4 2 The princes and rulers under Solomon. 22 The purveyance for his victuals. 26 The number of his horses. 32 His books and writings.
1 And king Solomon was king over all Israel.
3 Elihoreph and Ahijah the sons of Shisha, Scribes, Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, the Recorder,
4 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the host, and Zadok and [c]Abiathar, Priests,
5 And Azariah the son of Nathan was over the officers, and Zabud the son of Nathan, Priest, was the king’s friend,
6 And Ahishar was over the household, and Adoniram the son of Abda was over the tribute.
7 ¶ And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, which provided victuals for the king and his household: each man had a month in the year to provide victuals.
8 And these are their names: the son of Hur in mount Ephraim:
9 The son of Deker in Makaz, and in Shaalbim and Beth Shemesh, and [d]Elon and Beth Hanan:
10 The son of Hesed in Arubboth, to whom pertained Sochoh, and all the land of Hepher:
11 The son of Abinadab in all the region of Dor, which had Taphath the daughter of Solomon to wife.
12 Baana the son of Ahilud in Taanach, and Megiddo, and in all Beth Shean, which is by Zaretan beneath Jezreel, from Beth Shean [e]to Abel Meholah, even till beyond over against Jokneam:
13 The son of Geber in Ramoth Gilead, and his were the towns of [f]Jair, the son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead, and under him was the region of Argob, which is in Bashan: threescore great cities with walls and bars of brass.
14 ¶ Ahinadab the son of Iddo had to Mahanaim:
15 Ahimaaz in Naphtali, and he took Basemath the daughter of Solomon to wife:
16 Baanah the son of Hushai in Asher and in Aloth:
17 Jehoshaphat the son of Paruah in [g]Issachar:
18 Shimei the son of Elah in Benjamin:
19 Geber the son of Uri in the country of Gilead, the land of Sihon king of the Amorites, and of Og king of Bashan, and was officer alone in the land.
20 Judah and Israel were many, as the sand of the sea in number, [h]eating, drinking, and making merry.
21 And Solomon reigned over all kingdoms, from the [i]River unto the land of the Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt, and they brought presents, and served Solomon all the days of his life.
22 And Solomon’s victuals for one day were thirty [j]measures of fine flour, and threescore measures of meal:
23 Ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen of the pastures, and an hundred sheep, besides harts, and bucks, and bugles, and fat fowl.
25 And Judah and Israel dwelt without fear every man under his vine, and under his fig tree, from [m]Dan, even to Beersheba, all the days of Solomon.
26 ¶ And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.
27 And these officers provided victual for king Solomon, and for all that came to king Solomon’s table, every man his month, and they suffered to lack nothing.
28 Barley also and straw for the horses and mules, brought they unto the place where the officers were, every man according to his charge.
29 ¶ And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and [n]a large heart, even as the sand that is on the seashore,
30 And Solomon’s wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the [o]East, and all the wisdom of Egypt.
31 For he was wiser than any man: yea, than were Ethan the Ezrahite, than Heman, than Chalcol, than Darda the sons of Mahol: and he was famous throughout all nations round about.
32 And Solomon spake three thousand [p]proverbs: and his songs were a thousand and five.
33 And he spake of trees, from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon, even unto the [q]hyssop that springeth out of the wall: he spake also of beasts, and of fowls, and of creeping things, and of fishes.
34 And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, which had heard of his wisdom.
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