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Solomon Worships at Gibeon

1 Now aSolomon the son of David established himself securely over his kingdom, and the LORD his God [was] with him and bexalted him greatly.

[1] a1K 2:12, 46 b1Ch 29:25

2 ¶ Solomon spoke to all Israel, ato the commanders of thousands and of hundreds and to the judges and to every leader in all Israel, the heads of the fathers’ [households]. 3 Then Solomon and all the assembly with him went to athe high place which was at Gibeon, bfor God’s tent of meeting was there, which Moses the servant of the LORD had made in the wilderness. 4 However, David had brought up athe ark of God from Kiriath-jearim Ito bthe place he had prepared for it, for he had pitched a tent for it in Jerusalem. 5 Now athe bronze altar, which Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made, Iwas there before the tabernacle of the LORD, and Solomon and the assembly sought it out. 6 Solomon went up there before the LORD to the bronze altar which [was] at the tent of meeting, and aoffered a thousand burnt offerings on it.

[2] a1Ch 28:1
[3] a1K 3:4 bEx 36:8
[4] ILit where David had prepared for it a1Ch 15:25-28 b2Ch 6:2
[5] ILit he put aEx 31:9; 38:1-7
[6] a1K 3:4

7aIn that night God appeared to Solomon and said to him, “Ask what I shall give you.”

[7] a1K 3:5-14

Solomon’s Prayer for Wisdom

8 Solomon said to God, “You have dealt with my father David with great lovingkindness, and ahave made me king in his place. 9 Now, O LORD God, aYour Ipromise to my father David is fulfilled, for You have made me king over ba people as numerous as the dust of the earth. 10 aGive me now wisdom and knowledge, bthat I may go out and come in before this people, for who can rule this great people of Yours?” 11 aGod said to Solomon, “Because Iyou had this in mind, and did not ask for riches, wealth or honor, or the life of those who hate you, nor have you even asked for long life, but you have asked for yourself wisdom and knowledge that you may rule My people over whom I have made you king, 12 wisdom and knowledge have been granted to you. And aI will give you riches and wealth and honor, Isuch as none of the kings who were before you has possessed nor those who will IIcome after you.” 13 aSo Solomon went Ifrom the high place which was at Gibeon, from the tent of meeting, to Jerusalem, and he reigned over Israel.

[8] a1Ch 28:5
[9] ILit word a2S 7:12-16 bGn 13:16; 22:17; 28:14
[10] a1K 3:9 bNu 27:17; 2S 5:2
[11] ILit this was in your heart a1K 3:11
[12] ILit which was not so to the kings who were before you IILit be a1Ch 29:25; 2Ch 9:22
[13] ILit to a2Ch 1:3

Solomon’s Wealth

14aSolomon amassed chariots and horsemen. bHe had 1,400 chariots and 12,000 horsemen, and he stationed them in cthe chariot cities and with the king at Jerusalem. 15 aThe king made bsilver and gold as plentiful in Jerusalem as stones, and he made cedars as plentiful as sycamores in the Ilowland. 16 Solomon’s ahorses were imported from Egypt and from Kue; the king’s traders procured them from Kue for a price. 17 They Iimported chariots from Egypt for 600 [shekels] of silver apiece and horses for 150 apiece, and IIby the same means they IIIexported them to all the kings of the Hittites and the kings of Aram.

[14] a1K 10:26-29 b1K 4:26 c1K 9:19
[15] IHeb shephelah a1K 10:27 bDt 17:17
[16] aDt 17:16
[17] ILit brought up and brought out IILit and in like manner by their hand IIILit brought out


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The solemn offering of Solomon at Gibeon.

1 ¶ And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and the LORD his God [was] with him, and magnified him exceedingly. 2 Then Solomon spake unto all Israel, to the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and to the judges, and to every governor in all Israel, the chief of the fathers. 3 So Solomon, and all the congregation with him, went to the high place that [was] at Gibeon; for there was the tabernacle of the congregation of God, which Moses the servant of the LORD had made in the wilderness. 4 But the ark of God had David brought up from Kirjathjearim to [the place which] David had prepared for it: for he had pitched a tent for it at Jerusalem. 5 Moreover the brasen altar, that Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made, he put before the tabernacle of the LORD: and Solomon and the congregation sought unto it. 6 And Solomon went up thither to the brasen altar before the LORD, which [was] at the tabernacle of the congregation, and offered a thousand burnt offerings upon it.

[1] Gn 21:22; 39:2, 21; Ex 3:12; 1K 2:12, 46; 1Ch 17:8; 29:25; Mt 28:20; Php 2:9.
[2] 1Ch 13:1; 15:3, 12; 24:4, 31; 27:1; 28:1; 29:1; 2Ch 29:20; 30:2; 34:29.
[3] Ex 26:1; 40:2, 34; Lv 1:1; Dt 34:5; 1K 3:4; 1Ch 16:39; 21:29.
[4] 2S 6:2, 17; 1Ch 13:5; 15:1, 25; 16:1; Ps 132:5.
[5] Ex 27:1; 31:2; 38:1; 1Ch 2:19.
[6] 1K 3:4; 8:63; 1Ch 29:21; Is 40:16.

Solomon's choice of wisdom is blessed by God.

7 ¶ In that night did God appear unto Solomon, and said unto him, Ask what I shall give thee. 8 And Solomon said unto God, Thou hast shewed great mercy unto David my father, and hast made me to reign in his stead. 9 Now, O LORD God, let thy promise unto David my father be established: for thou hast made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude. 10 Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, [that is so] great? 11 And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thine heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king: 12 Wisdom and knowledge [is] granted unto thee; and I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honour, such as none of the kings have had that [have been] before thee, neither shall there any after thee have the like.

[7] 1K 3:5; Pv 3:5; Mt 7:7; Mk 10:36, 51; Jn 16:23; 1Jn 5:14.
[8] 2S 7:8; 12:7; 22:51; 23:1; 1Ch 28:5; 29:23; Ps 86:13; 89:20, 49; Is 55:3.
[9] Gn 13:16; 22:17; Nu 23:10; 2S 7:12, 25; 1K 3:7; 1Ch 17:11, 23; 28:6; Ps 89:35; 132:11.
[10] Nu 27:17; Dt 31:2; 2S 5:2; 1K 3:9; Ps 119:34, 73; Pv 2:2; 3:13; 4:7; 2Co 2:16; 3:5; Jm 1:5.
[11] 1S 16:7; 1K 3:11, 28; 8:18; 1Ch 28:2; 29:17; Pv 14:8; 23:7; Ac 5:4; He 4:12; Jm 3:13, 17.
[12] 1Ch 29:25; 2Ch 9:22; Ec 2:9; Mt 6:33; Ep 3:20; Jm 1:5.

Solomon's strength and wealth.

13 ¶ Then Solomon came [from his journey] to the high place that [was] at Gibeon to Jerusalem, from before the tabernacle of the congregation, and reigned over Israel. 14 And Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen: and he had a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, which he placed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem. 15 And the king made silver and gold at Jerusalem [as plenteous] as stones, and cedar trees made he as the sycomore trees that [are] in the vale for abundance. 16 And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price. 17 And they fetched up, and brought forth out of Egypt a chariot for six hundred [shekels] of silver, and an horse for an hundred and fifty: and so brought they out [horses] for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, by their means.

[13] 1K 4:24; 2Ch 1:3.
[14] Dt 17:16; 1K 4:26; 10:16, 26; 2Ch 9:25.
[15] 1K 10:27; 2Ch 1:12; 9:27; Jb 22:24; Is 9:10; 60:17; Am 7:14.
[16] 1K 10:28; 2Ch 9:28.
[17] 2K 10:29.


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