And strengthen himself doth Solomon son of David over his
kingdom, and Jehovah his God is with him, and maketh him exceedingly
And Solomon saith to all Israel, to heads of the thousands,
and of the hundreds, and to judges, and to every honourable one of all Israel,
heads of the fathers,
and they go -- Solomon, and all the assembly with him -- to
the high place that is in Gibeon, for there hath been God's tent of
meeting, that Moses, servant of Jehovah, made in the wilderness,
but the ark of God had David brought up from Kirjath-Jearim,
when David prepared for it, for he stretched out for it a tent in Jerusalem;
and the altar of brass that Bezaleel son of Uri, son of Hur
made, he put before the tabernacle of Jehovah; and Solomon and the assembly
seek to it.
And Solomon goeth up thither, on the altar of brass, before
Jehovah, that is at the tent of meeting, and causeth to ascend upon it a
In that night hath God appeared to Solomon, and saith to
him, 'Ask -- what do I give to thee?'
And Solomon saith to God, 'Thou hast done with David my
father great kindness, and hast caused me to reign in his stead.
Now, O Jehovah God, is Thy word with David my father
stedfast, for Thou hast caused me to reign over a people numerous as the dust
of the earth;
now, wisdom and knowledge give to me, and I go out before
this people, and I come in, for who doth judge this Thy great people?'
And God saith to Solomon, 'Because that this hath been with
thy heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, and honour, and the life of
those hating thee, and also many days hast not asked, and dost ask for thyself
wisdom and knowledge, so that thou dost judge My people over which I have
caused thee to reign --
the wisdom and the knowledge is given to thee, and riches
and wealth and honour I give to thee, that there hath not been so to the kings
who are before thee, and after thee it is not so.'
And Solomon cometh in from the high place that is
in Gibeon to Jerusalem, from before the tent of meeting, and reigneth over
and Solomon gathereth chariots and horsemen, and he hath a
thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, and he
placeth them in the cities of the chariots, and with the king in Jerusalem.
And the king maketh the silver and the gold in Jerusalem as
stones, and the cedars he made as sycamores that are in the low country,
And the source of the horses that are to Solomon is
from Egypt and from Keva; merchants of the king from Keva take at a price,
and they come up, and bring out from Egypt a chariot for six
hundred silverlings, and a horse for fifty and a hundred, and so for all the
kings of the Hittites, and the kings of Aram -- by their hand they bring out.