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1 Kings 4 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:1 - And king Solomon is king over all Israel,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:2 - and these are the heads whom he hath: Azariah son of Zadok is the priest;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:3 - Elihoreph and Ahiah sons of Shisha are scribes; Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud is remembrancer;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:4 - and Benaiah son of Jehoiada is over the host; and Zadok and Abiathar are priests;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:5 - and Azariah son of Nathan is over the officers; and Zabud son of Nathan is minister, friend of the king;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:6 - And Ahishar is over the household, and Adoniram son of Abda is over the tribute.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:7 - And Solomon hath twelve officers over all Israel, and they have sustained the king and his household -- a month in the year is on each one for sustenance;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:8 - and these are their names: Ben-Hur in the hill-country of Ephraim;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:9 - Ben-Dekar in Makaz, and Shaalbim, and Beth-Shemesh, and Elon-Beth-Hanan.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:10 - Ben-Hesed is in Aruboth, hath Sochoh and all the land of Hepher;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:11 - Ben-Abinadab hath all the elevation of Dor, Taphath daughter of Solomon became his wife.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:12 - Baana Ben-Ahilud hath Taanach and Megiddo, and all Beth-Shean, which is by Zartanah beneath Jezreel, from Beth-Shean unto Abel-Meholah, unto beyond Jokneam.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:13 - Ben-Geber, in Ramoth-Gilead, hath the small towns of Jair son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead; he hath a portion of Argob that is in Bashan, sixty great cities with wall and brazen bar.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:14 - Ahinadab son of Iddo hath Mahanaim.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:15 - Ahimaaz is in Naphtali; he also hath taken Basemath daughter of Solomon for a wife.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:16 - Baanah Ben-Hushai is in Asher, and in Aloth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:17 - Jehoshaphat Ben-Paruah is in Issachar.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:18 - Shimei Ben-Elah is in Benjamin.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:19 - Geber Ben-Uri is in the land of Gilead, the land of Sihon king of the Amorite, and of Og king of Bashan: and one officer who is in the land.

Solomon's Power, Wealth and Wisdom

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:20 - Judah and Israel are many, as the sand that is by the sea for multitude, eating and drinking and rejoicing.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:21 - And Solomon hath been ruling over all the kingdoms, from the River to the land of the Philistines and unto the border of Egypt: they are bringing nigh a present, and serving Solomon, all days of his life.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:22 - And the provision of Solomon for one day is thirty cors of flour, and sixty cors of meal;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:23 - ten fat oxen, and twenty feeding oxen, and a hundred sheep, apart from hart, and roe, and fallow-deer, and fatted beasts of the stalls,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:24 - for he is ruling over all beyond the river, from Tiphsah and unto Gaza, over all the kings beyond the river, and he hath peace from all his servants round about.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:25 - And Judah dwelleth -- and Israel -- in confidence, each under his vine, and under his fig-tree, from Dan even unto Beer-Sheba, all the days of Solomon.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:26 - And Solomon hath forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:27 - And these officers have sustained king Solomon and every one drawing near unto the table of king Solomon, each in his month; they let nothing be lacking.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:28 - And the barley and the straw, for horses and for dromedaries, they bring in unto the place where they are, each according to his ordinance.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:29 - And God giveth wisdom to Solomon, and understanding, very much, and breadth of heart, as the sand that is on the edge of the sea;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:30 - and the wisdom of Solomon is greater than the wisdom of any of the sons of the east, and than all the wisdom of Egypt;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:31 - and he is wiser than all men, than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, and Chalcol, and Darda, sons of Mahol, and his name is in all the nations round about.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:32 - And he speaketh three thousand similes, and his songs are five, and the chief one;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:33 - and he speaketh concerning the trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon, even unto the hyssop that is coming out in the wall, and he speaketh concerning the cattle, and concerning the fowl, and concerning the creeping things, and concerning the fishes,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:34 - and there come out of all the peoples to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth who have heard of his wisdom.

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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