1 Kings 4
4:1 And king Solomon was king over all Israel.
4:2 And these are the princes whom he had: Azariah the son of Zadok was priest;
4:3 Elihoreph and Ahiah, the sons of Shisha, scribes; Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, chronicler;
4:4 and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the host; and Zadok and Abiathar were priests;
4:5 and Azariah the son of Nathan was over the superintendents; and Zabud the son of Nathan was principal officer, the king's friend;
4:6 and Ahishar was over the household; and Adoniram the son of Abda was over the levy-service.
4:7 And Solomon had twelve superintendents over all Israel; and they provided food for the king and his household: each man his month in the year had to make provision.
4:8 And these are their names: Ben-Hur, in mount Ephraim.
4:9 Ben-Deker in Makaz, and in Shaalbim, and Beth-shemesh, and Elon-Beth-hanan.
4:10 Ben-Hesed, in Arubboth; he had Sochoh, and all the land of Hepher.
4:11 Ben-Abinadab had all the upland of Dor; Taphath the daughter of Solomon was his wife.
4:12 Baana the son of Ahilud had Taanach and Megiddo, and all Beth-shean, which is by Zaretan beneath Jizreel, from Beth-shean to Abel-Meholah, as far as beyond Jokneam.
4:13 Ben-Geber, in Ramoth-Gilead; he had the villages of Jair the son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead; he had the region of Argob, which is in Bashan, sixty great cities with walls and bars of bronze.
4:14 Ahinadab the son of Iddo, at Mahanaim.
4:15 Ahimaaz, in Nephtali; he also took Basmath the daughter of Solomon as wife.
4:16 Baanah the son of Hushai, in Asher and in Aloth.
4:17 Jehoshaphat the son of Paruah, in Issachar.
4:18 Shimei the son of Ela, in Benjamin.
4:19 Geber the son of Uri, in the land of Gilead, the land of Sihon the king of the Amorites, and of Og the king of Bashan; and [he was] the only superintendent that was in the land.
4:20 Judah and Israel were many, as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking and making merry.
4:21 And Solomon ruled over all kingdoms from the river to the land of the Philistines, and as far as the border of Egypt: they brought presents, and served Solomon all the days of his life.
4:22 And Solomon's provision for one day was thirty measures of fine flour, and sixty measures of meal,
4:23 ten fatted oxen, and twenty oxen out of the pastures, and a hundred sheep, besides harts, and gazelles, and fallow-deer, and fatted fowl.
4:24 For he had dominion over all on this side the river, from Tiphsah as far as Gazah, over all the kings on this side the river; and he had peace on all sides round about.
4:25 And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig-tree, from Dan even to Beer-sheba, all the days of Solomon.
4:26 And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.
4:27 And 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 wanting.
4:28 And the barley, and the straw for the horses and coursers, they brought to the place where [the superintendents] were, every man according to his charge.
4:29 And God gave Solomon wisdom and very great understanding and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea-shore.
4:30 And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the sons of the east, and all the wisdom of Egypt.
4:31 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 round about.
4:32 And he spoke three thousand proverbs; and his songs were a thousand and five.
4:33 And he spoke of the trees, from the cedar-tree that is on Lebanon even to the hyssop that springs out of the wall; he spoke also of cattle, and of fowls, and of creeping things, and of fishes.
4:34 And there came of all peoples to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all the kings of the earth who had heard of his wisdom.