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2 Chronicles 1 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Solomon Requests Wisdom
Solomon’s Prayer for Wisdom
(1 Kin. 3:1–15 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:1 - Now Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and the LORD his God was with him and exalted him exceedingly.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:2 - And Solomon spoke to all Israel, to the captains of thousands and of hundreds, to the judges, and to every leader in all Israel, the heads of the fathers’ houses.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:3 - Then Solomon, and all the assembly with him, went to the high place that was at Gibeon; for the tabernacle of meeting with God was there, which Moses the servant of the LORD had made in the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:4 - But David had brought up the ark of God from Kirjath Jearim to the place David had prepared for it, for he had pitched a tent for it at Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:5 - Now the bronze altar that Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made, he put[fn] before the tabernacle of the LORD; Solomon and the assembly sought Him there.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:6 - And Solomon went up there to the bronze altar before the LORD, which was at the tabernacle of meeting, and offered a thousand burnt offerings on it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:7 - On that night God appeared to Solomon, and said to him, “Ask! What shall I give you?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:8 - And Solomon said to God: “You have shown great mercy to David my father, and have made me king in his place.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:9 - “Now, O LORD God, let Your promise to David my father be established, for You have made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:10 - “Now give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people; for who can judge this great people of Yours?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:11 - Then God said to Solomon: “Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked riches or wealth or honor or the life of your enemies, nor have you asked long life—but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself, that you may judge My people over whom I have made you king—
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:12 - “wisdom and knowledge are granted to you; and I will give you riches and wealth and honor, such as none of the kings have had who were before you, nor shall any after you have the like.”
Solomon’s Military and Economic Power
(1 Kin. 10:26–29; 2 Chr. 9:25–28 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:13 - So Solomon came to Jerusalem from the high place that was at Gibeon, from before the tabernacle of meeting, and reigned over Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:14 - And Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen; he had one thousand four hundred chariots and twelve thousand horsemen, whom he stationed in the chariot cities and with the king in Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:15 - Also the king made silver and gold as common in Jerusalem as stones, and he made cedars as abundant as the sycamores which are in the lowland.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:16 - And Solomon had horses imported from Egypt and Keveh; the king’s merchants bought them in Keveh at the current price.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:17 - They also acquired and imported from Egypt a chariot for six hundred shekels of silver, and a horse for one hundred and fifty; thus, through their agents,[fn] they exported them to all the kings of the Hittites and the kings of Syria.
NKJV Footnotes
Some authorities read it was there.
Literally by their hands
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