King James Version

2 Chronicles 1:1-17

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

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2 Berɛsosɛm 1:1-17

Salomo Srɛ Nyansa

1Ɔhene Dawid babarima Salomo sɔɔ ahennie no mu den, ɛfiri sɛ Awurade, ne Onyankopɔn kaa ne ho maa no tumi a ɛso.

2Ɔfrɛɛ Israel nyinaa, asahene ne asraadɔm ntuanofoɔ, atemmufoɔ, amanyɛ ne mmusua ntuanofoɔ nyinaa. 3Na Salomo dii nnipa no nyinaa anim kɔɔ bepɔ Gibeon so hɔ baabi a wɔde Onyankopɔn Ahyiaeɛ Ntomadan no asie. Yei yɛ Ntomadan a Mose a ɔyɛ Awurade ɔsomfoɔ sii wɔ ɛserɛ no so no. 4Na Dawid ayi Onyankopɔn Adaka no afiri Kiriat-Yearim de kɔ ntomadan sononko bi a wasi wɔ Yerusalem mu. 5Nanso, na kɔbere mfrafraeɛ afɔrebukyia a Hur nana a ɔyɛ Uri babarima Besaleel siiɛ 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 mfrafraeɛ afɔrebukyia no ho wɔ Awurade anim, bɔɔ ɔhyeɛ afɔdeɛ ahodoɔ apem wɔ so.

7Ɛda no anadwo, Onyankopɔn yii ne ho adi wɔ daeɛ mu kyerɛɛ Salomo, bisaa no sɛ, “Ɛdeɛn na wopɛ? Bisa na mede bɛma wo!”

8Salomo buaa Onyankopɔn sɛ, “Wodii mʼagya Dawid nokorɛ na woyɛɛ no adɔeɛ, na afei wode me asi nʼanan mu sɛ ɔhene. 9Na afei Awurade Onyankopɔn, mesrɛ wo di ɛbɔ a wohyɛɛ mʼagya Dawid no so, ɛfiri sɛ wode me asi nnipa a wɔn dodoɔ te sɛ asase so mfuturo so ɔhene. 10Ma me nyansa ne nimdeɛ, na memfa nni wɔn so yie, na hwan koraa na ɔbɛtumi adi wo ɔman kɛseɛ sei so?”

11Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ Salomo sɛ, “Esiane sɛ wʼahiasɛm kɛseɛ ne sɛ wopɛ sɛ woboa wo manfoɔ, na woammisa ahodeɛ, animuonyam anaa wʼatamfoɔ wuo anaa nkwa tenten, na mmom, wobisaa nyansa ne nimdeɛ a wode bɛdi me nkurɔfoɔ so yie enti, 12mɛma wo nyansa ne nimdeɛ a wobisaeɛ no. Afei, mɛma wo sika, ahodeɛ ne animuonyam a ɔhene biara a wadi wʼanim no nnyaa bi da, nanso ɔrennya no saa da biara da.”

13Na Salomo firii hyiadan a ɛwɔ Gibeon bepɔ no so no mu sane kɔɔ Yerusalem kɔdii ɔhene wɔ Israel so.

14Salomo boaboaa asraadɔm a wɔdɔɔso yie a na nteaseɛnamkafoɔ apem ahanan ne apɔnkɔ ɔpedumienu ka ho ano. Ɔmaa wɔn mu dodoɔ no tenaa nteaseɛnam nkuropɔn mu, na ebi nso tena bɛnee no wɔ Yerusalem. 15Salomo ɛberɛ so no, dwetɛ ne sikakɔkɔɔ buu so sɛ aboɔ wɔ Yerusalem. Na ntweneduro aboɔden nnua nso buu so sɛ akyee nnua a na abu so wɔ Yuda mmepɔ ayaase no. 16Na wɔkra Salomo apɔnkɔ no firi Misraim ne Kilikia, ɛfiri sɛ, na ɔhene adwadifoɔ no nya no yie wɔ Kilikia. 17Saa ɛberɛ no, na wɔtumi tɔ Misraim nteaseɛnam a wɔde ba Yerusalem no nnwetɛbena kilogram nson, na apɔnkɔ nso, wɔtumi tɔ no nnwetɛbena kilogram mmienu. Wɔn nso kɔtontɔnn wɔn mu pii nso maa Hetifoɔ ne Aram ahemfo.