And these were the princes which he had; Azariah the son of Zadok the priest,
Elihoreph and Ahiah, the sons of Shisha, scribes; Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud,
And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the host: and Zadok and Abiathar were the
And Azariah the son of Nathan was over the officers: and Zabud the son of Nathan
was principal officer, and the king’s friend:
And Ahishar was over the household: and Adoniram the son of Abda was over the
And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, which provided victuals for the
king and his household: each man his month in a year made provision.
And these are their names: The son of Hur, in mount Ephraim:
The son of Dekar, in Makaz, and in Shaalbim, and Bethshemesh, and
The son of Hesed, in Aruboth; to him pertained Sochoh, and all the land of
The son of Abinadab, in all the region of Dor; which had Taphath the daughter of
Solomon to wife:
Baana the son of Ahilud; to him pertained Taanach and Megiddo, and all Bethshean,
which is by Zartanah beneath Jezreel, from Bethshean to Abelmeholah, even unto the
place that is beyond Jokneam:
The son of Geber, in Ramothgilead; to him pertained the towns of Jair the son of
Manasseh, which are in Gilead; to him also pertained the region of Argob, which is in
Bashan, threescore great cities with walls and brasen bars:
Ahinadab the son of Iddo had Mahanaim:
Ahimaaz was in Naphtali; he also took Basmath the daughter of Solomon to wife:
Baanah the son of Hushai was in Asher and in Aloth:
Jehoshaphat the son of Paruah, in Issachar:
Shimei the son of Elah, in Benjamin:
Geber the son of Uri was in the country of Gilead, in the country of Sihon king of
the Amorites, and of Og king of Bashan; and he was the only officer which was in the
Judah and Israel were many, as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating
and drinking, and making merry.
And Solomon reigned over all kingdoms from the river unto the land of the
Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt: they brought presents, and served Solomon
all the days of his life.
And Solomon’s provision for one day was thirty measures of fine flour, and
threescore measures of meal,
Ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen out of the pastures, and an hundred sheep, beside
harts, and roebucks, and fallowdeer, and fatted fowl.
For he had dominion over all the region on this side the river, from Tiphsah even
to Azzah, over all the kings on this side the river: and he had peace on all sides
round about him.
And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree,
from Dan even to Beersheba, all the days of Solomon.
And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve
And those officers provided victual for king Solomon, and for all that came unto
king Solomon’s table, every man in his month: they lacked nothing.
Barley also and straw for the horses and dromedaries brought they unto the place
where the officers were, every man according to his charge.
And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of
heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore.
And Solomon’s wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east
country, and all the wisdom of Egypt.
For he was wiser than all men; than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, and Chalcol, and
Darda, the sons of Mahol: and his fame was in all nations round about.
And he spake three thousand proverbs: and his songs were a thousand and five.
And he spake of trees, from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon even unto the hyssop
that springeth out of the wall: he spake also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping
things, and of fishes.
And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the
earth, which had heard of his wisdom.