1And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and the LORD his God was with him, and magnified him exceedingly. 2Then Solomon spake unto all Israel, to the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and to the judges, and to every governor in all Israel, the chief of the fathers. 3So Solomon, and all the congregation with him, went to the high place that was at Gibeon; for there was the tabernacle of the congregation of God, which Moses the servant of the LORD had made in the wilderness. 4But the ark of God had David brought up from Kirjath-jearim to the place which David had prepared for it: for he had pitched a tent for it at Jerusalem. 5Moreover the brasen altar, that Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made, he put before the tabernacle of the LORD: and Solomon and the congregation sought unto it.1.5 he put: or, was there 6And Solomon went up thither to the brasen altar before the LORD, which was at the tabernacle of the congregation, and offered a thousand burnt offerings upon it.
7¶ In that night did God appear unto Solomon, and said unto him, Ask what I shall give thee. 8And Solomon said unto God, Thou hast shewed great mercy unto David my father, and hast made me to reign in his stead. 9Now, O LORD God, let thy promise unto David my father be established: for thou hast made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude.1.9 like…: Heb. much as the dust of the earth 10Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great? 11And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thine heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king: 12Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee; and I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honour, such as none of the kings have had that have been before thee, neither shall there any after thee have the like.
13¶ Then Solomon came from his journey to the high place that was at Gibeon to Jerusalem, from before the tabernacle of the congregation, and reigned over Israel. 14And Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen: and he had a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, which he placed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem. 15And the king made silver and gold at Jerusalem as plenteous as stones, and cedar trees made he as the sycomore trees that are in the vale for abundance.1.15 made: Heb. gave 16And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king’s merchants received the linen yarn at a price.1.16 Solomon…: Heb. the going forth of the horses which was Solomon’s 17And they fetched up, and brought forth out of Egypt a chariot for six hundred shekels of silver, and an horse for an hundred and fifty: and so brought they out horses for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, by their means.1.17 means: Heb. hand
Salomo Srɛ Nyansa
1Ɔhene Dawid babarima Salomo soo ahenni no mu den, efisɛ Awurade, ne Nyankopɔn kaa ne ho maa no tumi a ɛso.
2Ɔfrɛɛ Israel nyinaa, asahene ne asraafodɔm ntuanofo, atemmufo, amanyɛ ne mmusua ntuanofo nyinaa. 3Na Salomo dii nnipa no nyinaa anim kɔɔ bepɔw Gibeon so baabi a wɔde Onyankopɔn Ahyiae Ntamadan no asi. Eyi yɛ Ntamadan a Mose a ɔyɛ Awurade somfo sii wɔ sare no so no. 4Na Dawid ayi Onyankopɔn Adaka no afi Kiriat-Yearim de akɔ ntamadan sononko bi a wasi wɔ Yerusalem mu. 5Nanso na kɔbere mfrafrae afɔremuka a Hur nena a ɔyɛ Uri babarima Besaleel sii no da so wɔ Gibeon, wɔ Awurade Asɔredan no anim. Enti Salomo ne nnipa no boaa wɔn ho ano wɔ hɔ, bisaa Awurade akwankyerɛ. 6Hyiadan no anim hɔ, Salomo foro kɔɔ kɔbere mfrafrae afɔremuka no ho wɔ Awurade anim, bɔɔ ɔhyew afɔre ahorow apem wɔ so.
7Da no anadwo, Onyankopɔn yii ne ho adi wɔ dae mu kyerɛɛ Salomo, bisaa no se, “Dɛn na wopɛ? Bisa na mede bɛma wo!”
8Salomo buaa Onyankopɔn se, “Wudii mʼagya Dawid nokware na woyɛɛ no adɔe, na afei wode me asi nʼanan mu sɛ ɔhene. 9Na afei Awurade Nyankopɔn, mesrɛ wo di bɔ a wohyɛɛ mʼagya Dawid no so, efisɛ wode me asi nnipa a wɔn dodow te sɛ asase so mfutuma so hene. 10Ma me nyansa ne nimdeɛ, na memfa nni wɔn so yiye, na hena koraa na obetumi adi wo man kɛse sɛɛ so?”
11Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ Salomo se, “Esiane sɛ wʼahiasɛm kɛse ne sɛ wopɛ sɛ woboa wo manfo, na woammisa ahode, anuonyam anaa wʼatamfo wu anaa nkwa tenten, na mmom, wubisaa nyansa ne nimdeɛ a wode bedi me nkurɔfo so yiye nti, 12mɛma wo nyansa ne nimdeɛ a wubisae no. Afei, mɛma wo sika, ahode ne anuonyam a ɔhene biara a wadi wʼanim no nnyaa bi da, nanso ɔrennya no saa da biara da.”
13Na Salomo fii hyiadan a ɛwɔ Gibeon bepɔw no so no mu san kɔɔ Yerusalem kodii hene wɔ Israel so.
14Salomo nyaa nteaseɛnam ne apɔnkɔ bebree. Na ɔwɔ nteaseɛnam apem ahannan ne apɔnkɔ mpem dumien. Ɔde emu fa kɛse guguu nteaseɛnam nkuropɔn no so na ɔmaa bi nso kaa Yerusalem. 15Salomo bere so no, dwetɛ ne sikakɔkɔɔ buu so sɛ abo wɔ Yerusalem. Na sida aboɔden nnua nso buu so sɛ ankye nnua a na abu so wɔ Yuda mmepɔw no ase no. 16Na Salomo tɔɔ apɔnkɔ fii Misraim ne Kilikia, efisɛ na ɔhene no aguadifo nya wɔn fi Kilikia a wɔn bo no ye. 17Saa bere no na wotumi tɔ Misraim nteaseɛnam a wɔde ba Yerusalem no nnwetɛbona kilogram ason, na apɔnkɔ nso, wotumi tɔ no nnwetɛbona kilogram abien. Wɔn nso kɔtontɔn wɔn nyinaa maa Hetifo ne Aram ahemfo.