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1 Kings 4 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:1 - King Solomon ruled over all Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:2 - These were his officials: Azariah son of Zadok was the priest.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:3 - Elihoreph and Ahijah, the sons of Shisha, wrote down what happened. Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was in charge of the records.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:4 - Benaiah son of Jehoiada was commander of the army. Zadok and Abiathar were priests.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:5 - Azariah son of Nathan was supervisor of the district governors. Zabud son of Nathan was a priest and adviser to the king.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:6 - Ahishar was supervisor of the palace. Adoniram son of Abda was supervisor of the work crews.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:7 - Solomon had twelve district governors appointed throughout Israel who acquired supplies for the king and his palace. Each was responsible for one month in the year.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:8 - These were their names: Ben-Hur was in charge of the hill country of Ephraim.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:9 - Ben-Deker was in charge of Makaz, Shaalbim, Beth Shemesh, and Elon Beth Hanan.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:10 - Ben-Hesed was in charge of Arubboth; he controlled Socoh and all the territory of Hepher.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:11 - Ben-Abinadab was in charge of Naphath Dor. (He was married to Solomon's daughter Taphath.)
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:12 - Baana son of Ahilud was in charge of Taanach and Megiddo, as well as all of Beth Shan next to Zarethan below Jezreel, from Beth Shan to Abel Meholah and on past Jokmeam.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:13 - Ben-Geber was in charge of Ramoth Gilead; he controlled the tent villages of Jair son of Manasseh in Gilead, as well as the region of Argob in Bashan, including sixty large walled cities with bronze bars locking their gates.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:14 - Ahinadab son of Iddo was in charge of Mahanaim.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:15 - Ahimaaz was in charge of Naphtali. (He married Solomon's daughter Basemath.)
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:16 - Baana son of Hushai was in charge of Asher and Aloth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:17 - Jehoshaphat son of Paruah was in charge of Issachar.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:18 - Shimei son of Ela was in charge of Benjamin.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:19 - Geber son of Uri was in charge of the land of Gilead (the territory which had once belonged to King Sihon of the Amorites and to King Og of Bashan). He was sole governor of the area.

Solomon's Power, Wealth and Wisdom

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:20 - The people of Judah and Israel were as innumerable as the sand on the seashore; they had plenty to eat and drink and were happy.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:21 - (5:1) Solomon ruled all the kingdoms from the Euphrates River to the land of the Philistines, as far as the border of Egypt. These kingdoms paid tribute as Solomon's subjects throughout his lifetime.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:22 - Each day Solomon's royal court consumed thirty cors of finely milled flour, sixty cors of cereal,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:23 - ten calves fattened in the stall, twenty calves from the pasture, and a hundred sheep, not to mention rams, gazelles, deer, and well-fed birds.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:24 - His royal court was so large because he ruled over all the kingdoms west of the Euphrates River from Tiphsah to Gaza; he was at peace with all his neighbors.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:25 - All the people of Judah and Israel had security; everyone from Dan to Beer Sheba enjoyed the produce of their vines and fig trees throughout Solomon's lifetime.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:26 - Solomon had 4,000 stalls for his chariot horses and 12,000 horses.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:27 - The district governors acquired supplies for King Solomon and all who ate in his royal palace. Each was responsible for one month in the year; they made sure nothing was lacking.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:28 - Each one also brought to the assigned location his quota of barley and straw for the various horses.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:29 - God gave Solomon wisdom and very great discernment; the breadth of his understanding was as infinite as the sand on the seashore.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:30 - Solomon was wiser than all the men of the east and all the sages of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:31 - He was wiser than any man, including Ethan the Ezrahite or Heman, Calcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol. He was famous in all the neighboring nations.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:32 - He composed 3,000 proverbs and 1,005 songs.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:33 - He produced manuals on botany, describing every kind of plant, from the cedars of Lebanon to the hyssop that grows on walls. He also produced manuals on biology, describing animals, birds, insects, and fish.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:34 - People from all nations came to hear Solomon's display of wisdom; they came from all the kings of the earth who heard about his wisdom.

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