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1Kings 3:1 And Solomon made affinity with Pharaoh king of Egypt.(as there were many Pharaohs over Egypt from time to time, which one then was this?).and took Pharaoh's daughter and brought her into the city of David, until he had made an end of building his own house and the house of the LORD and the wall of Jerusalem round about.

1Kings 3:5 In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream.(about dreams).by night and God said, Ask what I shall give you.

1Kings 3:6 And Solomon said, You have showed unto your servant David my father great mercy according as he walked before you in truth and in righteousness and in uprightness of heart with you and you have kept for him this great kindness, that you have given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.

1Kings 3:7 And now, O LORD my God, you have made your servant king instead of David my father and I am but a little child. I know not how to go out or come in.(don't know much about life and what I should know to be a proper individual in it).

1Kings 3:8 And your servant is in the midst of your people which you have chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.

1Kings 3:9,10 Give therefore your servant an understanding heart to judge your people, that I may discern between good and bad, for who is able to judge this your so great a people? And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing. 

1Kings 3:11 And God said unto him, Because you have asked this thing and have not asked for yourself long life, neither have asked riches for yourself, nor have asked the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern judgment.
Proverbs 9:10.
1Kings 3:12-15 Behold, I have done according to your words. Lo, I have given you a wise and an understanding heart so that there was none like you before you, neither after you shall any arise like unto you. And I have also given you that which you have not asked, both riches and honour so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto you all your days. And if you will walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as your father David did walk, then I will lengthen your days. And Solomon awoke and, behold, it was a dream. And he came to Jerusalem and stood before the ark of the covenant of the LORD and offered up burnt offerings and offered peace offerings and made a feast to all his servants.

1Kings 3:16-28 Then came there two women.(one an evil hard hearted bitch and the other one with good emotions), that were harlots, unto the king and stood before him. And the one woman said, O my lord, I and this woman dwell in one house and I was delivered of a child with her in the house. And it came to pass the third day after that I was delivered, that this woman was delivered also and we were together. There was no stranger with us in the house, except the two of us. And this woman's child died in the night, because she overlaid it. And she arose at midnight and took my son from beside me, while I slept and laid it in her bosom and laid her dead child in my bosom. And when I rose in the morning to give my child suck, behold, it was dead. But when I had considered it in the morning, behold, it was not my son, which I did bear. And the other woman said, No, but the living is my son and the dead is your son. And I said, No, the dead is your son and the living is my son. Thus they spake before the king. Then said the king, The one says, This is my son that lives and your son is the dead and the other says, No, but your son is the dead and my son is the living. And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword before the king. And the king said, Divide the living child in two and give half to the one and half to the other. Then spake the woman whose the living child was unto the king, for her bowels.(the highly accurate Jewish Translation has it for 'bowels', "for her heart yearned upon her son").yearned upon her son and she said, O my lord, give her the living child and in no wise slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor hers, but divide it. Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child and in no wise slay it. She is the mother thereof. And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged and they feared the king, for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him to do judgment.

1Kings 4:3 Elihoreph and Ahiah, the sons of Shisha, scribes; Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, the recorder.

1Kings 4:5 And Azariah the son of Nathan was over the officers and Zabud the son of Nathan was principal officer and the king's friend.

1Kings 4:12 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.

1Kings 4:21 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. 

1Kings 4:22,23 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.

1Kings 4:24 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.

1Kings 4:25 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.

1Kings 4:26 And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots and twelve thousand horsemen.

1Kings 4:29-31 And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much and largeness of heart.(he had a capacious mind, a good overstanding, that is, an overview and great memory of what he learnt from anything his attention was on), even as the sand that is on the sea shore.(Clarke's Commentary:."Lord Bacon observes on this "As the sand on the seashore encloses a great body of waters, so Solomon's mind contained an ocean of knowledge"). And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country and all the wisdom of Egypt.(one example with two harlots:.1Kings 3:16-28). For he was wiser than all men, wiser than Ethan the Ezrahite and Heman and Chalcol and Darda, the sons of Mahol. And his fame was in all nations round about.

1Kings 4:32 And he spake three thousand proverbs.(some of them, here and here and here about children). And his songs.(one of them).were a thousand and five.

1Kings 4:33 And he spake of trees, from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springs out of the wall.(he understood things about trees, that others missed and taught those things to others). He spake also of beasts and of fowl and of creeping things and of fishes.

1Kings 4:34 And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth.(2Chronicles 9:22,23), which had heard of his wisdom.

1Kings 5:1,2 And Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants unto Solomon, for he had heard that they had anointed him king in the room of his father, for Hiram was ever a lover of David. And Solomon sent to Hiram, saying,

1Kings 5:3 You know how that David my father could not build an house unto the name of the LORD his God for the wars which were about him on every side, until the LORD put them under the soles of his feet.

1Kings 5:4 But now the LORD my God has given me rest on every side, so that there is neither adversary nor evil occurrent.

1Kings 5:5 And, behold, I.(David's son Solomon).purpose to build an house unto the name of the LORD my God, as the LORD spake unto David my father, saying, Your son, whom I will set upon your throne in thy room, he shall build an house unto my name.

1Kings 5:6 Now therefore give command that they hew me cedar trees out of Lebanon and my servants shall be with your servants and unto you will I give hire for your servants according to all that you shall appoint, for you know that there is none among us that can skill to hew timber like unto the Sidonians.

1Kings 5:7-11 And it came to pass, when Hiram heard the words of Solomon, that he rejoiced greatly and said, Blessed be the LORD this day, which has given unto David a wise son over this great people. And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying, I have considered the things which you sent to me for and I will do all your desire concerning timber of cedar and concerning timber of fir. My servants shall bring them down from Lebanon unto the sea and I will convey them by sea in floats unto the place that you shall appoint me and will cause them to be discharged there and you shall receive them and you shall accomplish my desire in giving food for my household. So Hiram gave Solomon cedar trees and fir trees according to all his desire. And Solomon gave Hiram twenty thousand measures of wheat for food to his household and twenty measures of pure oil. Thus gave Solomon to Hiram year by year.

1Kings 5:12 And the LORD gave Solomon wisdom, as he promised him. And there was peace between Hiram and Solomon and they two made a league together.

1Kings 5:13,14 And king Solomon raised a levy out of all Israel and the levy was thirty thousand men. And he sent them to Lebanon, ten thousand a month by courses, a month they were in Lebanon and two months at home and Adoniram was over the levy.

1Kings 5:15,16 And Solomon had threescore and ten thousand that bare burdens.(laborers).and fourscore thousand hewers in the mountains; Beside the chief of Solomon's officers which were over the work, three thousand and three hundred, which ruled.(supervised).over the people that wrought in the work.

1Kings 5:17,18 And the king commanded and they brought great stones, costly stones and hewed stones, to lay the foundation of the house. And Solomon's builders and Hiram's builders did hew them and the stonesquarers, so they prepared timber and stones to build the house.

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