The Scriptures (ISR 1998)
1And Shelomoh son of Dawiḏ strengthened himself over his reign, and יהוה his Elohim was with him and made him exceedingly great.
2And Shelomoh spoke to all Yisra’ĕl, to the commanders of the thousands and of the hundreds, to the judges, and to every leader in all Yisra’ĕl, the heads of the fathers’ houses.
3And Shelomoh, and all the assembly with him, went to the high place that was at Giḇ‛on, for Elohim’s Tent of Meeting was there, which Mosheh the servant of יהוה had made in the wilderness.
4However, Dawiḏ had brought up the ark of Elohim from Qiryath Ye‛arim to the place Dawiḏ had prepared for it, for he had pitched a tent for it in Yerushalayim.
5And the bronze altar that Betsal’ĕl son of Uri son of Ḥur had made, he put before the Dwelling Place of יהוה. And Shelomoh and the assembly sought it.
6And Shelomoh went up there to the bronze altar before יהוה, which was at the Tent of Meeting, and offered a thousand burnt offerings on it.
7That night Elohim appeared to Shelomoh, and said to him, “Ask what should I give you!”
8And Shelomoh said to Elohim, “You have shown great kindness to Dawiḏ my father, and have made me sovereign in his place.
9“Now, יהוה Elohim, let Your promise to Dawiḏ my father stand fast, for You have set me up to reign over a people as numerous as the dust of the earth.
10“Now give me wisdom and knowledge, so that I go out and come in before this people. For who is able to rightly rule this great people of Yours?”
11And Elohim said to Shelomoh, “Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked riches or wealth or esteem or the life of your enemies, nor have you asked long life, but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself, so as to rightly rule My people over whom I have set you up to reign,
12wisdom and knowledge are given to you. And riches and wealth and esteem I also give you, such as none of the sovereigns have had who have been before you, nor any after you have.”
13And Shelomoh went to Yerushalayim from the high place that was at Giḇ‛on, from before the Tent of Meeting, and reigned over Yisra’ĕl.
14And Shelomoh gathered chariots and horsemen, and he had one thousand four hundred chariots and twelve thousand horsemen, whom he stationed in the chariot cities and with the sovereign in Yerushalayim.
15And the sovereign made silver and gold to be as stones in Yerushalayim, and he made cedars to be as plenty as the sycamores which are in the low country.
16And Shelomoh had horses imported from Mitsrayim and from Quĕ – the sovereign’s merchants bought them in Quĕ at a price.
17And they came up and brought from Mitsrayim a chariot for six hundred pieces of silver, and a horse for one hundred and fifty. And so, for all the sovereigns of the Ḥittites and the sovereigns of Aram, they brought them out by their hand.