4:1 So king Solomon was king over all Israel.
4:1 So King Solomon was king over all Israel.

4:2 And these [were] the princes which he had; Azariah the son of Zadok the priest,
4:2 And these were his officials: Azariah the son of Zadok, the priest;

4:3 Elihoreph and Ahiah, the sons of Shisha, scribes; Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, the recorder.
4:3 Elihoreph and Ahijah, the sons of Shisha, scribes; Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, the recorder;

4:4 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada [was] over the host: and Zadok and Abiathar [were] the priests:
4:4 Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, over the army; Zadok and Abiathar, the priests;

4:5 And Azariah the son of Nathan [was] over the officers: and Zabud the son of Nathan [was] principal officer, [and] the king's friend:
4:5 Azariah the son of Nathan, over the officers; Zabud the son of Nathan, a priest and the king's friend;

4:6 And Ahishar [was] over the household: and Adoniram the son of Abda [was] over the tribute.
4:6 Ahishar, over the household; and Adoniram the son of Abda, over the labor force.

4:7 And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, which provided victuals for the king and his household: each man his month in a year made provision.
4:7 And Solomon had twelve governors over all Israel, who provided food for the king and his household; each one made provision for one month of the year.

4:8 And these [are] their names: The son of Hur, in mount Ephraim:
4:8 These are their names: Ben-Hur, in the mountains of Ephraim;

4:9 The son of Dekar, in Makaz, and in Shaalbim, and Bethshemesh, and Elonbethhanan:
4:9 Ben-Deker, in Makaz, Shaalbim, Beth Shemesh, and Elon Beth Hanan;

4:10 The son of Hesed, in Aruboth; to him [pertained] Sochoh, and all the land of Hepher:
4:10 Ben-Hesed, in Arubboth; to him belonged Sochoh and all the land of Hepher;

4:11 The son of Abinadab, in all the region of Dor; which had Taphath the daughter of Solomon to wife:
4:11 Ben-Abinadab, in all the regions of Dor; he had Taphath the daughter of Solomon as wife;

4:12 Baana the son of Ahilud; [to him pertained] Taanach and Megiddo, and all Bethshean, which [is] by Zartanah beneath Jezreel, from Bethshean to Abelmeholah, [even] unto [the place that is] beyond Jokneam:
4:12 Baana the son of Ahilud, in Taanach, Megiddo, and all Beth Shean, which is beside Zaretan below Jezreel, from Beth Shean to Abel Meholah, as far as the other side of Jokneam;

4:13 The son of Geber, in Ramothgilead; to him [pertained] the towns of Jair the son of Manasseh, which [are] in Gilead; to him [also pertained] the region of Argob, which [is] in Bashan, threescore great cities with walls and brasen bars:
4:13 Ben-Geber, in Ramoth Gilead; to him belonged the towns of Jair the son of Manasseh, in Gilead; to him also belonged the region of Argob in Bashan--sixty large cities with walls and bronze gate-bars;

4:14 Ahinadab the son of Iddo [had] Mahanaim:
4:14 Ahinadab the son of Iddo, in Mahanaim;

4:15 Ahimaaz [was] in Naphtali; he also took Basmath the daughter of Solomon to wife:
4:15 Ahimaaz, in Naphtali; he also took Basemath the daughter of Solomon as wife;

4:16 Baanah the son of Hushai [was] in Asher and in Aloth:
4:16 Baanah the son of Hushai, in Asher and Aloth;

4:17 Jehoshaphat the son of Paruah, in Issachar:
4:17 Jehoshaphat the son of Paruah, in Issachar;

4:18 Shimei the son of Elah, in Benjamin:
4:18 Shimei the son of Elah, in Benjamin;

4:19 Geber the son of Uri [was] in the country of Gilead, [in] the country of Sihon king of the Amorites, and of Og king of Bashan; and [he was] the only officer which [was] in the land.
4:19 Geber the son of Uri, in the land of Gilead, in the country of Sihon king of the Amorites, and of Og king of Bashan. He was the only governor who 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.
4:20 Judah and Israel were as numerous as the sand by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking and rejoicing.

4:21 And Solomon reigned over all kingdoms from the river unto the land of the Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt: they brought presents, and served Solomon all the days of his life.
4:21 So Solomon reigned over all kingdoms from the River to the land of the Philistines, as far as the border of Egypt. They brought tribute 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 threescore measures of meal,
4:22 Now Solomon's provision for one day was thirty kors of fine flour, sixty kors of meal,

4:23 Ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen out of the pastures, and an hundred sheep, beside harts, and roebucks, and fallowdeer, and fatted fowl.
4:23 ten fatted oxen, twenty oxen from the pastures, and one hundred sheep, besides deer, gazelles, roebucks, and fatted fowl.

4:24 For he had dominion over all [the region] on this side the river, from Tiphsah even to Azzah, over all the kings on this side the river: and he had peace on all sides round about him.
4:24 For he had dominion over all the region on this side of the River from Tiphsah even to Gaza, namely over all the kings on this side of the River; and he had peace on every side all around him.

4:25 And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beersheba, all the days of Solomon.
4:25 And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, each man under his vine and his fig tree, from Dan as far as Beersheba, all the days of Solomon.

4:26 And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.
4:26 Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.

4:27 And those officers provided victual for king Solomon, and for all that came unto king Solomon's table, every man in his month: they lacked nothing.
4:27 And these governors, each man in his month, provided food for King Solomon and for all who came to King Solomon's table. There was no lack in their supply.

4:28 Barley also and straw for the horses and dromedaries brought they unto the place where [the officers] were, every man according to his charge.
4:28 They also brought barley and straw to the proper place, for the horses and steeds, each man according to his charge.

4:29 And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that [is] on the sea shore.
4:29 And God gave Solomon wisdom and exceedingly great understanding, and largeness of heart like the sand on the seashore.

4:30 And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt.
4:30 Thus Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the men 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 Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol: and his fame was in all nations round about.
4:31 For he was wiser than all men--than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol; and his fame was in all the surrounding nations.

4:32 And he spake three thousand proverbs: and his songs were a thousand and five.
4:32 He spoke three thousand proverbs, and his songs were one thousand and five.

4:33 And he spake of trees, from the cedar tree that [is] in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall: he spake also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things, and of fishes.
4:33 Also he spoke of trees, from the cedar tree of Lebanon even to the hyssop that springs out of the wall; he spoke also of animals, of birds, of creeping things, and of fish.

4:34 And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, which had heard of his wisdom.
4:34 And men of all nations, from all the kings of the earth who had heard of his wisdom, came to hear the wisdom of Solomon.