1: King Solomon was king over all Israel. 2: These were the princes whom he had: Azariah the son of Zadok, the priest; 3: Elihoreph and Ahijah, the sons of Shisha, scribes; Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, the recorder; 4: and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the army; and Zadok and Abiathar were priests; 5: and Azariah the son of Nathan was over the officers; and Zabud the son of Nathan was chief minister, the king's friend; 6: and Ahishar was over the household; and Adoniram the son of Abda was over the men subject to forced labor. 7: Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who provided food for the king and his household: each man had to make provision for a month in the year. 8: These are their names: Ben Hur, in the hill country of Ephraim; 9: Ben Deker, in Makaz, and in Shaalbim, and Beth Shemesh, and Elon Beth Hanan; 10: Ben Hesed, in Arubboth (to him belonged Socoh, and all the land of Hepher); 11: Ben Abinadab, in all the height of Dor (he had Taphath the daughter of Solomon as wife); 12: Baana the son of Ahilud, in Taanach and Megiddo, and all Beth Shean which is beside Zarethan, beneath Jezreel, from Beth Shean to Abel Meholah, as far as beyond Jokmeam; 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, sixty great cities with walls and bronze bars); 14: Ahinadab the son of Iddo, in Mahanaim; 15: Ahimaaz, in Naphtali (he also took Basemath the daughter of Solomon as wife); 16: Baana the son of Hushai, in Asher and Bealoth; 17: Jehoshaphat the son of Paruah, in Issachar; 18: Shimei the son of Ela, in Benjamin; 19: Geber the son of Uri, in the land of Gilead, the country of Sihon king of the Amorites and of Og king of Bashan; and he was the only officer who was in the land. 20: Judah and Israel were many as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking and making merry. 21: Solomon 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. 22: Solomon's provision for one day was thirty measures of fine flour, and sixty measures of meal, 23: ten head of fat cattle, and twenty head of cattle out of the pastures, and one hundred sheep, besides harts, and gazelles, and roebucks, and fattened fowl. 24: For he had dominion over all 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. 25: Judah and Israel lived safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beersheba, all the days of Solomon. 26: Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen. 27: Those 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. 28: Barley also and straw for the horses and swift steeds brought they to the place where the officers were, every man according to his duty. 29: God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and very great understanding, even as the sand that is on the seashore. 30: Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east, and all the wisdom of Egypt. 31: For 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. 32: He spoke three thousand proverbs; and his songs were one thousand five. 33: He 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. 34: There came of all peoples to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, who had heard of his wisdom.