2 Solomon spoke to all Israel, ato the commanders of thousands and of hundreds and to the judges and to every leader in all Israel, the heads of the fathers’ households.
6 Solomon went up there before the Lord to the bronze altar which was at the tent of meeting, and aoffered a thousand burnt offerings on it.
7 aIn that night God appeared to Solomon and said to him, “Ask what I shall give you.”
8 Solomon said to God, “You have dealt with my father David with great lovingkindness, and ahave made me king in his place.
11 aGod said to Solomon, “Because 1you had this in mind, and did not ask for riches, wealth or honor, or the life of those who hate you, nor have you even asked for long life, but you have asked for yourself wisdom and knowledge that you may rule My people over whom I have made you king,
16 Solomon’s ahorses were imported from Egypt and from Kue; the king’s traders procured them from Kue for a price.
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