King James Version

1 Kings 3:9–13

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uGive therefore thy servant an understanding heart xto judge thy people, that I may ydiscern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people? 10 And the speech zpleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing. 11 And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment; 12 aBehold, I have done according to thy words: blo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee. 13 And I have also cgiven thee that which thou hast not asked, both driches, and honour: so that there ||shall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days.

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Heb. hearing.


Gen. 45:16 marg. &c.

Heb. many days. 2 Chr. 1:11.

Heb. to hear.


ch. 4:21–24. & 10:23, 25, &c. Comp. Prov. 3:16.


Or, hath not been. Comp. 1 Chr. 29:25.