1And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and the LORD his God was with him, and magnified him exceedingly.2Then 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.3So 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.4But 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.5Moreover 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.6And 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.7In that night did God appear unto Solomon, and said unto him, Ask what I shall give thee.8And Solomon said unto God, Thou hast shewed great mercy unto David my father, and hast made me to reign in his stead.9Now, 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.10Give 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?11And 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:12Wisdom 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.13Then 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.14And 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.15And 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.16And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king' merchants received the linen yarn at a price.17And 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.
2 Chronicles 1
English Standard Version
Solomon Worships at Gibeon
1Solomon the son of David established himself in his kingdom, and the Lord his God was with him and made him exceedingly great. (1Ki 2:46; 1Ch 29:25)2Solomon spoke to all Israel, to the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, to the judges, and to all the leaders in all Israel, the heads of fathers’ houses. (1Ch 27:1)3And Solomon, and all the assembly with him, went to the high place that was at Gibeon, for the tent of meeting of God, which Moses the servant of the Lord had made in the wilderness, was there. (Ex 29:10; Le 10:7; Nu 14:10; 1Ki 3:4; 1Ch 16:39; 1Ch 21:29)4(But David had brought up the ark of God from Kiriath-jearim to the place that David had prepared for it, for he had pitched a tent for it in Jerusalem.) (2Sa 6:2; 1Ch 15:25)5Moreover, the bronze altar that Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, had made, was there before the tabernacle of the Lord. And Solomon and the assembly sought it out. (Ex 27:1; Ex 31:2; Ex 38:1; 1Ch 13:3)6And Solomon went up there to the bronze altar before the Lord, which was at the tent of meeting, and offered a thousand burnt offerings on it. (1Ki 3:4)
Solomon Prays for Wisdom
7In that night God appeared to Solomon, and said to him, “Ask what I shall give you.” (1Ki 3:5)8And Solomon said to God, “You have shown great and steadfast love to David my father, and have made me king in his place. (1Ch 28:5)9O Lord God, let your word to David my father be now fulfilled, for you have made me king over a people as numerous as the dust of the earth. (Ge 13:16; 1Ki 8:26; 2Ch 6:17)10Give me now wisdom and knowledge to go out and come in before this people, for who can govern this people of yours, which is so great?” (Nu 27:17; De 31:2)11God answered Solomon, “Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked for possessions, wealth, honor, or the life of those who hate you, and have not even asked for long life, but have asked for wisdom and knowledge for yourself that you may govern my people over whom I have made you king, (Ec 5:19; Ec 6:2)12wisdom and knowledge are granted to you. I will also give you riches, possessions, and honor, such as none of the kings had who were before you, and none after you shall have the like.” (1Ch 29:25; 2Ch 1:11; 2Ch 9:22)13So Solomon came from the high place at Gibeon, from before the tent of meeting, to Jerusalem. And he reigned over Israel. (1Ki 3:4; 2Ch 1:3)
Solomon Given Wealth
14Solomon gathered together chariots and horsemen. He had 1,400 chariots and 12,000 horsemen, whom he stationed in the chariot cities and with the king in Jerusalem. (1Ki 4:26; 1Ki 9:19; 1Ki 10:26; 2Ch 9:25)15And the king made silver and gold as common in Jerusalem as stone, and he made cedar as plentiful as the sycamore of the Shephelah.16And Solomon’s import of horses was from Egypt and Kue, and the king’s traders would buy them from Kue for a price.17They imported a chariot from Egypt for 600 shekels of silver, and a horse for 150. Likewise through them these were exported to all the kings of the Hittites and the kings of Syria.