1 Kings chapter .iiij.

And so king Salomon was king over all Israel. And these were his lords: Azariah the son of Sadock the priest: Elihoreph and Ahiah the sons of Sisa, scribes. Iehosaphat the son of Ahilud, the recorder. And Banaiah the son of Iehoiada was over the Host. And Sadock and Abiathar were the priests. And Azariah the son of Nathan was over the general receivers. And Zabud the son of Nathan was a waiter and the king's companion. And Ahisar the steward of household: And Adiran the son of Abda over the tribute. And Salomon had twelve general receivers over all Israel which sustained the king and his household: each man his month in a year. Whose names are these: The son of Hur in mount Ephraim: the son of Dekar in Makez, in Salem in Bethsames, in Elon and in Bethhanan: the son of Hesed in Aruboth, and to him pertained Socoh and all the land of Hepher: the son of Abinadab, which had all the regions of Dor, and Tapheth the daughter of Salomon was his wife: Baanah the son of Ahilud had Thanach Magedo and all Bethsan which is by Zarhanah beneath Iezrahel, and from Bethsan to Abel Mehulah and unto beyond Iecmaam. The son of Gaber had Ramoth Gilead, and his were the towns of Iair the son of Manasses which lie in Gilead, and his were the coasts of Argob in Basan, three score great cities with wall and Bars of Brass. Abinadab the son of Ado had Mahanaim: Ahimaaz had Nephthalim, and he had taken Basemath the daughter of Salomon to wife: Baanah the son of Husai had Aser and Aloth: Iehosaphat the son of Pharuah had Isachar, Semei the son of Elah had Benjamin: Gaber the son of Uri had the country of Gilead and the land of Sehon king of the Amorites and of Og king of Basan, and was alone receiver in the land.
And Iuda and Israel were many even as the sand of the sea in number, eating, drinking, and making merry. And Salomon reigned over all kingdoms from the river thorowout all the land of the Philistines unto the borders of Egypt, and they brought presents and served Salomon all days of his life. And Salomon's food was in one day thirty quarters of manchet flour and three score quarters of meal: ten stalled oxen, and twenty out of the pastures and an hundredth sheep and goats, besides harts, bucks and buballs and fat poultry. For he ruled in all the regions on the other side Euphrates from Thaphsah to Gaza and also over all the kings on the other side the said Euphrates. And he had peace with all his servants on every side. And Iuda and Israel dwelt without fear, every man under his vine and under his fig tree from Dan to Bersabe, all the days of Salomon. And Salomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for chariots and twelve thousand horsemen. And the foresaid general receivers made purveyance for king Salomon and for all that came to king Salomon's table every man his month, so that there lacked nothing. And as for barley and straw for the horses and beasts they brought unto the places where the officers were, every man in his office.
And God gave Salomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much and a large heart, even as the sand along by the sea bank: so that Salomon's wisdom exceeded the wisdom of all them of the East country and all the wisdom of the Egyptians. And he excelled all men in wisdom, both Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, Chalcol and Dorda the sons of Nahol. And his name spread abroad among all nations on every side. And Salomon wrote three thousand proverbs. And his songs were a thousand and five. And he disputed of trees, even from the Cedar tree that groweth in Libanon unto the Hyssop that springeth out of the wall. And he disputed of beasts, fowls, worms, and fishes. And there came of all nations to hear the wisdom of Salomon, and from all kings of the earth which had heard of his wisdom.


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