2 Chronicles 9:23
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New International Version
All the kings of the earth sought audience with Solomon to hear the wisdom God had put in his heart.

King James Bible
And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, that God had put in his heart.

Darby Bible Translation
And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.

World English Bible
All the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.

Young's Literal Translation
and all the kings of the earth are seeking the presence of Solomon to hear his wisdom that God hath put in his heart,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The king's ships went to Tarshish - "Went to Africa." - Targum.

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2 Chronicles 9:6,7 However, I believed not their words, until I came, and my eyes had seen it: and, behold...

1 Kings 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.

Isaiah 11:2,10 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might...

God

2 Chronicles 1:10-12 Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this your people...

1 Kings 3:28 And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king...

Proverbs 2:6 For the LORD gives wisdom: out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.

Daniel 1:17 As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom...

Daniel 2:21-23 And he changes the times and the seasons: he removes kings, and sets up kings: he gives wisdom to the wise...

Daniel 5:11 There is a man in your kingdom, in whom is the spirit of the holy gods; and in the days of your father light and understanding and wisdom...

Luke 21:15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.

1 Corinthians 1:30 But of him are you in Christ Jesus, who of God is made to us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

1 Corinthians 12:8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

Ephesians 1:17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory...

James 1:5,16,17 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally, and upbraides not; and it shall be given him...

James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits...

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The Great Gain of Godliness
'And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beer-sheba, all the days of Solomon. 26. And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen. 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. 28. Barley also and straw for the horses and dromedaries brought they unto the place where the officers were,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Chronicles
The comparative indifference with which Chronicles is regarded in modern times by all but professional scholars seems to have been shared by the ancient Jewish church. Though written by the same hand as wrote Ezra-Nehemiah, and forming, together with these books, a continuous history of Judah, it is placed after them in the Hebrew Bible, of which it forms the concluding book; and this no doubt points to the fact that it attained canonical distinction later than they. Nor is this unnatural. The book
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
1 Kings 4:34
From all nations people came to listen to Solomon's wisdom, sent by all the kings of the world, who had heard of his wisdom.

2 Chronicles 9:22
King Solomon was greater in riches and wisdom than all the other kings of the earth.

2 Chronicles 9:24
Year after year, everyone who came brought a gift--articles of silver and gold, and robes, weapons and spices, and horses and mules.

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