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2 Chronicles 1 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Solomon Asks for Wisdom

(1Ki 3:1–15 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:1 - Solomon son of David established himself firmly over his kingdom, for the LORD his God was with him and made him exceedingly great.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:2 - Then Solomon spoke to all Israel—to the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds, to the judges and to all the leaders in Israel, the heads of families—
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:3 - and Solomon and the whole assembly went to the high place at Gibeon, for God’s tent of meeting was there, which Moses the LORD’s servant had made in the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:4 - Now David had brought up the ark of God from Kiriath Jearim to the place he had prepared for it, because he had pitched a tent for it in Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:5 - But the bronze altar that Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made was in Gibeon in front of the tabernacle of the LORD; so Solomon and the assembly inquired of him there.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:6 - Solomon went up to the bronze altar before the LORD in the tent of meeting and offered a thousand burnt offerings on it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:7 - That night God appeared to Solomon and said to him, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:8 - Solomon answered God, “You have shown great kindness to David my father and have made me king in his place.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:9 - Now, LORD God, let your promise to my father David be confirmed, for you have made me king over a people who are as numerous as the dust of the earth.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:10 - Give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may lead this people, for who is able to govern this great people of yours?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:11 - God said to Solomon, “Since this is your heart’s desire and you have not asked for wealth, possessions or honor, nor for the death of your enemies, and since you have not asked for a long life but for wisdom and knowledge to govern my people over whom I have made you king,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:12 - therefore wisdom and knowledge will be given you. And I will also give you wealth, possessions and honor, such as no king who was before you ever had and none after you will have.”
(1Ki 10:26–29; 2Ch 9:25–28 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:13 - Then Solomon went to Jerusalem from the high place at Gibeon, from before the tent of meeting. And he reigned over Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:14 - Solomon accumulated chariots and horses; he had fourteen hundred chariots and twelve thousand horses,[fn] which he kept in the chariot cities and also with him in Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:15 - The king made silver and gold as common in Jerusalem as stones, and cedar as plentiful as sycamore-fig trees in the foothills.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:16 - Solomon’s horses were imported from Egypt and from Kue[fn]—the royal merchants purchased them from Kue at the current price.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:17 - They imported a chariot from Egypt for six hundred shekels[fn] of silver, and a horse for a hundred and fifty.[fn] They also exported them to all the kings of the Hittites and of the Arameans.
NIV Footnotes
Or charioteers
Probably Cilicia
That is, about 15 pounds or about 6.9 kilograms
That is, about 3 3/4 pounds or about 1.7 kilograms

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