Azariah the son of Zadok the priest;
Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, the recorder;
and Zadok and Abiathar were priests;
and Zabud the son of Nathan was chief minister, the king’s friend;
and Adoniram the son of Abda was over the men subject to forced labor.
Ben Hur in the hill country of Ephraim;
13 Ben Geber in Ramoth Gilead (to him belonged the towns of Jair the son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead; to him belonged the region of Argob which is in Bashan, 60 great cities with walls and bronze bars);Solomon’s Daily Provisions
20Judah and Israel were many as the sand that is by the sea in multitude. They ate and drank and were happy.
21Solomon ruled over all the kingdoms from the River to the land of the Philistines and to the border of Egypt; they brought tribute, and served Solomon all the days of his life.
22Solomon’s provision for one day was thirty measures of fine flour and sixty measures of flour,
23ten head of fat cattle and twenty head of cattle out of the pastures and 100 sheep, besides harts and gazelles and roebucks and fattened fowl.
24For he had dominion over everything on this side the River, from Tiphsah even to Gaza, over all the kings on this side the River, and he had peace on all sides around him.
25Judah and Israel lived safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beer-sheba, all the days of Solomon.
26Solomon had 40,000 stalls of horses for his chariots and 12,000 horsemen.
27Those officers provided food for king Solomon and for all who came to king Solomon’s table, every man in his month; they let nothing be lacking.
28They also brought barley and straw for the horses to the place where it was required, each man according to his duty.
29God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding beyond measure, and very great understanding, even as the sand that is on the seashore.
30Solomon’s wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east and all the wisdom of Egypt.
31For he was wiser than all men, than Ethan the Ezrahite and Heman and Calcol and Darda, the sons of Mahol: and his fame was in all the nations all around.
32He spoke 3,000 proverbs and his songs were 1,005.
33He spoke of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon even to the hyssop that springs out of the wall; he spoke also of animals and of birds and of creeping things and of fish.
34People came from all nations to hear the wisdom of Solomon; from all the kings of the earth who had heard of his wisdom.