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1 Kings 4 - AMP

2 These were his chief officials: Azariah son of Zadok was the priest; 3 Elihoreph and Ahijah, sons of Shisha, were secretaries; Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was recorder; 4 Benaiah son of Jehoiada commanded the army; Zadok and Abiathar were priests; 5 Azariah son of Nathan was over the officers; Zabud son of Nathan was priest and the king's friend and private advisor; 6 Ahishar was in charge of the palace; and Adoniram son of Abda was in charge of the forced labor. 7 Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who secured provisions for the king and his household; each man had to provide for a month in a year. 8 These were their names: Ben-hur, in the hill country of Ephraim; 9 Ben-deker, in Makaz, Shaalbim, 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 Naphoth-dor (he had Taphath, Solomon's daughter, as wife); 12 Baana son of Ahilud, in Taanach, Megiddo, and all Beth-shean which is beside Zarethan below Jezreel, from Beth-shean to Abel-meholah as far as beyond Jokmeam; 13 Ben-geber, in Ramoth-gilead (to him belonged the villages of Jair son of Manasseh which are in Gilead, also the region of Argob which is in Bashan, sixty great cities with walls and bronze bars); 14 Ahinadab son of Iddo, in Mahanaim; 15 Ahimaaz, in Naphtali (he had taken Basemath, Solomon's daughter, as his wife); 16 Baana son of Hushai, in Asher and Bealoth; 17 Jehoshaphat son of Paruah, in Issachar; 18 Shimei son of Ela, in Benjamin; 19 Geber son of Uri, in Gilead, the country of Sihon king of the Amorites and of Og king of Bashan; only one officer was over all the country . 20 Judah and Israel were many, like the sand which is by the sea in multitude; they ate, drank, and rejoiced. 21 Solomon reigned That King Solomon's empire was as great as is definitely indicated here and in II Chron. 9:26 has frequently been questioned because of the great empires of Assyria on the Euphrates and Egypt on the Nile. But archaeological discoveries prove that ``precisely during the period 1100-900 \B.C.,/ when the kingdom of Israel was being built up, `the weak and inglorious twenty-first dynasty' was ruling in Egypt and at the same time Assyria went into a period of decline" (J. P. Free, Archaeology and Bible History, citing A. T. Olmstead, History of Assyria).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, sixty measures of meal, 23 Ten fat oxen, twenty pasture-fed cattle, a hundred sheep, besides harts, gazelles, roebucks, and fatted fowl of choice kinds. 24 For he had dominion over all the region west of the River, from Tiphsah to Gaza, over all the kings west of the River, and he had peace on all sides around him. 25 Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and fig tree, from Dan to Beersheba, all of Solomon's days. 26 Solomon also had 40,000 stalls of horses for his chariots, and 12,000 horsemen. 27 And those officers provided food for King Solomon and for all who came to his table, every man in his month; they let nothing be lacking. 28 Barley also and straw for the horses and swift steeds they brought to the place where it was needed, each according to his assignment. 29 And God gave Solomon exceptionally much wisdom and understanding, and breadth of mind like the sand of the seashore. 30 Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the people of the East and all the wisdom of Egypt. 31 For he was wiser ``Wiser than all other men," until Christ came. Jesus said, ``Someone more and greater than Solomon is here" (Matt. 12:42).than all other men--than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, Calcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol. His fame was in all the nations round about. 32 He also originated 3,000 proverbs, and his songs were 1,005. 33 He spoke of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon to the hyssop that grows out of the wall; he spoke also of beasts, of birds, of creeping things, and of fish. 34 Men came from all peoples to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and from all kings of the earth who had heard of his wisdom.



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James May avatar
Keep the Oil Flowing
Shared by: James May on Apr, 2016
Summary: The widows cruse of oil was all she had, but oh how much it became the full provision for her life. That's the type of the Holy Spirit anointing, or unction, within the heart of the Believer.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 4:1-7
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 6,721
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
Accepting less than the best.
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Nov, 2014
Summary: Total victory is possible! Gehazi was the next man of God, Greed and the owe me attitude grows --- Beware less than the best can be costly.
Scripture: 1 Kings 4:11-14
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 736
William R. Nabaza avatar
Better than Solomon
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jan, 2013
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Is there anyone better than Solomon? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show that JESUS CHRIST is better than Solomon. IV. TEXT: 1 Kings 4:29 (New Living Translation, Second Edition) God gave Solomon v
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Kings 4:29
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,527
Tim Smith avatar
Becoming Debt Free
Shared by: Tim Smith on Sep, 2008
Summary: One of the disciplines critical for us to practice in order to live debt free is to look beyond the immediate. You have to stay focused on God’s promised future. Debt is always about the immediate; it’s always seeking relief or immediate gratification
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Kings 4:2-7
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 1,744
Bill Adams avatar
When Wisdom Fails Sin Prevails
Shared by: Bill Adams on Apr, 2007
Summary: How does one fail when God gives then the weapons for victory? Solomon shows us how.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 4:26-34
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,515
Rick Hope avatar
Solomon.. Forgotten Wisdom
Shared by: Rick Hope on Jun, 2006
Summary: Solomon could have had it all...what a tragedy!
based on 24 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 4:29-34
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,685
Ed Vasicek avatar
Wisdom Marred by Obsession
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Jan, 2006
Summary: Should we do as much as we can as well as we can for as long as we can? Should we seek to reach our full potential? Or, instead, should we be thinking of the long term consequences of what we do?
based on 13 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 4:1-34
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 3,202
Clifton McKinley avatar
God's Antidote To Loneliness
Shared by: Clifton McKinley on Oct, 2005
Summary: God’s answer to our loneliness and feelings of abandonment
based on 33 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,962
Ed Sasnett avatar
Wisdom
Shared by: Ed Sasnett on Oct, 2005
Summary: God honors the prayers of His people for wisdom.
based on 51 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:7-4:34
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 6,481
Paul Fritz avatar
How the Holy Spirit Leads Us With Wisdom
Shared by: Paul Fritz on Oct, 2000
Summary: Wise people learn to listen to the Spirit so they can be filled with the knowledge of His will with all spiritual wisdom and understanding
based on 45 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 4:29-34
Views: 6,751