I bought male and female slaves and had other slaves(A) who were born in my house. I also owned more herds and flocks than anyone in Jerusalem before me. I amassed silver and gold(B) for myself, and the treasure of kings and provinces.(C) I acquired male and female singers,(D) and a harem[a] as well—the delights of a man’s heart.

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  1. Ecclesiastes 2:8 The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.