New International Reader's Version

2 Chronicles 1:1-17

Solomon Asks God for Wisdom

1Solomon was the son of David. Solomon made his position secure over his kingdom. The Lord his God was with him. He made Solomon very great.

2Solomon spoke to the whole community of Israel. He spoke to the commanders of thousands of men and commanders of hundreds. He spoke to the judges and all the leaders in Israel. He spoke to the leaders of Israel’s families. 3Solomon and the whole community went to the high place at Gibeon. That’s because God’s tent of meeting was there. The Lord’s servant Moses had made the tent in the desert. 4David had carried up the ark of God from Kiriath Jearim. He had it brought to the place he had prepared for it. He had set up a tent for it in Jerusalem. 5But the bronze altar that Bezalel had made was in Gibeon. Bezalel was the son of Uri. Uri was the son of Hur. The altar was in front of the Lord’s holy tent. So Solomon and the whole community asked the Lord for advice in Gibeon. 6Solomon went up to the bronze altar in front of the Lord at the tent of meeting. Solomon sacrificed 1,000 burnt offerings on the altar.

7That night God appeared to Solomon. He said to him, “Ask for anything you want me to give you.”

8Solomon answered God, “You were very kind to my father David. Now you have made me king in his place. 9Lord God, let the promise you gave to my father David come true. You have made me king. My people are as many as the dust of the earth. They can’t be counted. 10Give me wisdom and knowledge. Then I’ll be able to lead these people. Without your help, who would be able to rule this great nation of yours?”

11God said to Solomon, “I am glad that those are the things you really want. You have not asked for wealth, possessions or honor. You have not even asked to have your enemies killed. You have not asked to live for a long time. Instead, you have asked for wisdom and knowledge. You want to be able to rule my people wisely. I have made you king over them. 12So wisdom and knowledge will be given to you. I will also give you wealth, possessions and honor. You will have more than any king before you ever had. And no king after you will have as much.”

13Then Solomon left the high place at Gibeon. He went from the tent of meeting there to Jerusalem. And he ruled over Israel.

14Solomon had 1,400 chariots and 12,000 horses. He kept some of them in the chariot cities. He kept others with him in Jerusalem. 15The king made silver and gold as common in Jerusalem as stones. He made cedar wood as common there as sycamore-fig trees in the western hills. 16Solomon got horses from Egypt and Kue. The king’s buyers purchased them from Kue at the current price. 17They could get a chariot from Egypt for 15 pounds of silver. They could get a horse for less than four pounds of silver. They sold horses and chariots to all the Hittite and Aramean kings.

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2 Kronika 1:1-17

Solomoni béèrè fún ọgbọ́n

1Solomoni ọmọ Dafidi fìdí ara rẹ̀ múlẹ̀ ṣinṣin lórí ìjọba rẹ̀. Nítorí tí Olúwa Ọlọ́run rẹ̀ wà pẹ̀lú u rẹ̀, ó sì jẹ́ kí ó ga lọ́pọ̀lọpọ̀.

2Nígbà náà, Solomoni bá gbogbo Israẹli sọ̀rọ̀ sí àwọn alákòóso ẹgbẹgbẹ̀rún àti àwọn alákòóso ọ̀rọ̀ọ̀rún, sí àwọn adájọ́ àti sí gbogbo àwọn olórí Israẹli, àwọn olórí ìdílé 31.3-13: 1Ọb 3.4-15.Pẹ̀lú Solomoni, àti gbogbo àpéjọ lọ sí ibi gíga ní Gibeoni, nítorí àgọ́ Ọlọ́run fún pípàdé wà níbẹ̀, tí Mose ìránṣẹ́ Olúwa ti pa ní aginjù. 4Nísinsin yìí, Dafidi ti gbé àpótí ẹ̀rí Ọlọ́run wá láti Kiriati-Jearimu sí ibi tí ó ti pèsè fún un, nítorí ó ti kọ́ àgọ́ fún un ni Jerusalẹmu. 5Ṣùgbọ́n pẹpẹ idẹ tí Besaleli ọmọ Uri, ọmọ Huri, ti ṣe wà ní Gibeoni níwájú àgọ́ Olúwa: Bẹ́ẹ̀ ni Solomoni àti gbogbo àpéjọ béèrè lọ́wọ́ rẹ̀ níbẹ̀. 6Solomoni gòkè lọ sí ibi pẹpẹ idẹ níwájú Olúwa ní ibi àgọ́ ìpàdé, ó sì rú ẹgbẹ̀rún ẹbọ sísun lórí rẹ̀.

7Ní òru ọjọ́ náà, Ọlọ́run farahàn Solomoni, ó sì wí fún un pé, “Béèrè fún ohunkóhun tí ìwọ bá fẹ́ kí n fún ọ.”

8Solomoni dá Ọlọ́run lóhùn pé, “Ìwọ ti fi àánú ńlá han Dafidi baba mi, ìwọ sì ti fi mí jẹ ọba ní ipò rẹ̀. 9Nísinsin yìí Olúwa Ọlọ́run, jẹ́ kí ìlérí rẹ sí baba à mi Dafidi wá sí ìmúṣẹ, nítorí ìwọ ti fi mí jẹ ọba lórí àwọn ènìyàn tí ó pọ̀ bí erùpẹ̀ ilẹ̀. 10Fún mi ní ọgbọ́n àti ìmọ̀, kí èmi kí ó lè máa wọ ilé kí ń sì máa jáde níwájú ènìyàn wọ̀nyí, nítorí ta ni ó le è ṣàkóso àwọn ènìyàn rẹ tí ó pọ̀ yanturu wọ̀nyí?”

11Ọlọ́run wí fún Solomoni pé, “Níwọ́n ìgbà tí ó jẹ́ pé ìfẹ́ ọkàn rẹ nìyí, tí ìwọ kò sì béèrè, fún ọrọ̀, ọlá tàbí ọ̀wọ̀, tàbí fún ikú àwọn ọ̀tá rẹ, àti nígbà tí ìwọ kò ti béèrè fún ẹ̀mí gígùn, ṣùgbọ́n tí ìwọ béèrè fún ọgbọ́n àti ìmọ̀ láti ṣàkóso àwọn ènìyàn mi tí èmi fi ọ́ jẹ ọba lé lórí, 12Nítorí náà, ọgbọ́n àti ìmọ̀ ni a ó fi fún ọ, Èmi yóò sì fún ọ ní ọrọ̀, ọlá àti ọ̀wọ̀, irú èyí tí ọba ti ó wà ṣáájú rẹ kò ní, tí àwọn tí ń bọ̀ lẹ́yìn rẹ kò sì ní ní irú rẹ̀.”

13Nígbà náà ni Solomoni sì ti ibi gíga Gibeoni lọ sí Jerusalẹmu láti iwájú àgọ́ ìpàdé. Ó sì jẹ ọba lórí Israẹli.

141.14-17: 1Ọb 10.26-29.Solomoni kó kẹ̀kẹ́ àti ẹṣin jọ, ó sì ní ẹgbàáje kẹ̀kẹ́ àti ẹgbàafà ẹlẹ́ṣin, tí ó kó pamọ́ sí ìlú kẹ̀kẹ́ ogun àti pẹ̀lú rẹ̀ ni Jerusalẹmu 15Ọba náà ṣe fàdákà àti wúrà gẹ́gẹ́ bí ó ti wọ́pọ̀ ní Jerusalẹmu bí òkúta, àti kedari ó pọ̀ bí igi sikamore ní àwọn ẹsẹ̀ òkè. 16Àwọn ẹṣin Solomoni ní a gbà láti ìlú òkèrè Ejibiti àti láti kún ọ̀gbọ̀ oníṣòwò ti ọba ni gba okun náà ní iye kan. 17Wọ́n ra kẹ̀kẹ́ kan láti Ejibiti. Fún ọgọ́rùn-ún mẹ́fà ṣékélì (6,000) fàdákà àti ẹṣin kan fún ọgọ́rin-méjì ó-dínláàdọ́ta. Wọ́n ko wọn lọ sọ́dọ̀ àwọn ọba mìíràn ti Hiti àti ti àwọn ará Aramu.