2 Chronicles 1
The Lord Gives Solomon Wisdom
1:1 Solomon son of David solidified his royal authority,1 for2 the
1:2 Solomon addressed all Israel, including those who commanded units of a thousand and a hundred, the judges, and all the leaders of all Israel who were heads of families.
1:3 Solomon and the entire assembly went to the worship center3 in Gibeon, for the tent where they met God4 was located there, which Moses the
1:7 That night God appeared8 to Solomon and said to him, “Tell me9 what I should give you.”
1:8 Solomon replied to God, “You demonstrated10 great loyalty to my father David and have made me king in his place.
1:11 God said to Solomon, “Because you desire this,19 and did not ask for riches, wealth, and honor, or for vengeance on your enemies,20 and because you did not ask for long life,21 but requested wisdom and discernment so you can make judicial decisions for my people over whom I have made you king, 1:12 you are granted wisdom and discernment.22 Furthermore I am giving you riches, wealth, and honor surpassing that of any king before or after you.”23
1:13 Solomon left the meeting tent at the worship center in Gibeon and went to Jerusalem, where he reigned over Israel.24
1:14 Solomon accumulated25 chariots and horses. He had 1,400 chariots and 12,000 horses. He kept them in assigned cities and in Jerusalem.26 1:15 The king made silver and gold as plentiful27 in Jerusalem as stones; cedar was28 as plentiful as sycamore fig trees are in the lowlands.29 1:16 Solomon acquired his horses from Egypt30 and from Que; the king’s traders purchased them from Que. 1:17 They paid 600 silver pieces for each chariot from Egypt, and 150 silver pieces for each horse. They also sold chariots and horses to all the kings of the Hittites and to the kings of Syria.31