1And Solomon made affinity with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh’s daughter, and brought her into the city of David, until he had made an end of building his own house, and the house of the LORD, and the wall of Jerusalem round about. 2Only the people sacrificed in high places, because there was no house built unto the name of the LORD, until those days. 3And Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of David his father: only he sacrificed and burnt incense in high places. 4And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there; for that was the great high place: a thousand burnt offerings did Solomon offer upon that altar.
5¶ In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee. 6And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.3.6 mercy: or, bounty 7And now, O LORD my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in. 8And thy servant is in the midst of thy people which thou hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude. 9Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?3.9 understanding: Heb. hearing 10And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing. 11And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment;3.11 long life: Heb. many days3.11 discern: Heb. hear 12Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee. 13And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches, and honour: so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days.3.13 shall…: or, hath not been 14And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy father David did walk, then I will lengthen thy days. 15And Solomon awoke; and, behold, it was a dream. And he came to Jerusalem, and stood before the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and offered up burnt offerings, and offered peace offerings, and made a feast to all his servants.
16¶ Then came there two women, that were harlots, unto the king, and stood before him. 17And the one woman said, O my lord, I and this woman dwell in one house; and I was delivered of a child with her in the house. 18And it came to pass the third day after that I was delivered, that this woman was delivered also: and we were together; there was no stranger with us in the house, save we two in the house. 19And this woman’s child died in the night; because she overlaid it. 20And she arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while thine handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom. 21And when I rose in the morning to give my child suck, behold, it was dead: but when I had considered it in the morning, behold, it was not my son, which I did bear. 22And the other woman said, Nay; but the living is my son, and the dead is thy son. And this said, No; but the dead is thy son, and the living is my son. Thus they spake before the king. 23Then said the king, The one saith, This is my son that liveth, and thy son is the dead: and the other saith, Nay; but thy son is the dead, and my son is the living. 24And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword before the king. 25And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other. 26Then spake the woman whose the living child was unto the king, for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child, and in no wise slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it.3.26 yearned: Heb. were hot 27Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof. 28And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do judgment.3.28 in him: Heb. in the midst of him
Sulemaani Asaba Amagezi
13:1 a 1Bk 7:8 b 1Bk 9:24 c 2Sa 5:7 d 1Bk 7:1; 9:15, 19Awo Sulemaani n’akola endagaano ne Falaawo, ye kabaka w’e Misiri era n’awasa muwala we. N’amuleeta mu kibuga kya Dawudi okutuusa lwe yamala okuzimba ennyumba ye n’ennyumba ya Mukama, era ne bbugwe okwetooloola Yerusaalemi. 23:2 Lv 17:3-5; Ma 12:2, 4-5; 1Bk 22:43Kyokka ennyumba ya Mukama yali tenazimbibwa, abantu nga baweerayo ssaddaaka mu bifo eby’enjawulo. 33:3 a Ma 6:5; Zab 31:23; 1Ko 8:3 b 1Bk 2:3; 9:4; 11:4, 6, 38Sulemaani n’ayagala Mukama, ng’atambulira mu mateeka ga Dawudi kitaawe, newaakubadde nga yaweerangayo ssaddaaka era ng’ayotereza n’obubaane ku bifo ebigulumivu.
43:4 1By 16:39Awo kabaka n’agenda e Gibyoni okuweerayo ssaddaaka, kubanga ekyo kye kyali ekifo ekikulu mu byonna, era Sulemaani n’aweerayo ku kyoto ekyo ssaddaaka ezookebwa lukumi. 53:5 a 1Bk 9:2 b Kbl 12:6; Mat 1:20Mukama n’alabikira Sulemaani ekiro mu kirooto e Gibyoni, Katonda n’amugamba nti, “Saba ky’oyagala kyonna kye mba nkuwa.”
63:6 a 1Bk 2:4; 9:4 b 1Bk 1:48Sulemaani n’addamu nti, “Olaze ekisa kingi eri omuddu wo, Dawudi kitange, kubanga yali mwesigwa gy’oli, era mutuukirivu ate nga mwesimbu gy’oli. Era oyongedde okulaga ekisa kino ekingi gy’ali n’omuwa omwana okutuula ku ntebe ye ey’obwakabaka leero. 73:7 Kbl 27:17; 1By 29:1Kaakano, Ayi Mukama Katonda wange, ofudde omuddu wo okuba kabaka mu kifo kya Dawudi kitange. Naye ndi mwana muto era simanyi ngeri ya kuddukanyaamu mirimu gyange. 83:8 a Ma 7:6 b Lub 15:5Omuddu wo ali wakati mu bantu bo be walonda, eggwanga ekkulu, eritabalika. 93:9 a 2Sa 14:17; Yak 1:5 b Nge 2:3-9; Beb 5:14 c Zab 72:1-2Kale omuddu wo muwe amagezi okufuganga abantu bo, njawulenga ekirungi n’ekibi: kubanga ani ayinza okufuga eggwanga lyo lino ekkulu?”
10Mukama n’asanyuka kubanga Sulemaani yasaba ekyo. 113:11 Yak 4:3Katonda n’amugamba nti, “Kubanga osabye kino, so teweesabidde kuwangaala wadde bugagga, oba okufa kw’abalabe bo, naye weesabidde amagezi okwawulanga emisango, 123:12 a 1Yk 5:14-15 b 1Bk 4:29, 30, 31; 5:12; 10:23; Mub 1:16n’akola ky’osabye. Nzija kukuwa omutima omugezi era omutegeevu, so tewalibeerawo eyali akwenkanye oba alikwenkana. 133:13 a Mat 6:33; Bef 3:20 b 1Bk 4:21-24; Nge 3:1-2, 16 c 1Bk 10:23Era ndikuwa, ne by’otosabye: obugagga n’ekitiibwa waleme kubeerawo kabaka akwenkana mu kiseera kyo. 143:14 a nny 6; Nge 3:1-2, 16 b Zab 61:6; 91:16Era bw’onootambuliranga mu makubo gange, n’okukwatanga amateeka gange n’ebiragiro byange, nga kitaawo Dawudi bwe yakola, ndyongera ku nnaku zo.” 153:15 a Lub 41:7 b 1Bk 8:65 c Mak 6:21 d Es 1:3, 9; Dan 5:1Awo Sulemaani n’azuukuka n’amanya nga kibadde kirooto.
N’akomawo e Yerusaalemi, n’ayimirira mu maaso g’essanduuko ey’endagaano ya Mukama n’awaayo ebiweebwayo ebyokebwa n’ebiweebwayo olw’emirembe, era n’agabula abaweereza be ekijjulo.
Sulemaani Asala Omusango Omuzibu
16Awo abakazi bamalaaya babiri ne bajja eri kabaka, ne bayimirira mu maaso ge. 17Omu ku bo n’amugamba nti, “Mukama wange, omukazi ono nange tubeera mu nnyumba emu, era nazaala omwana nga naye waali. 18Bwe waayitawo ennaku ssatu, naye n’azaala omwana we. Twali ffekka, so tewaali muntu n’omu eyali naffe mu nnyumba.
19“Awo mu kiro omukazi ono, ne yeebakira omwana we n’amutta. 20N’agolokoka ekiro mu ttumbi n’aggya omwana wange mu mbiriizi zange, nze omuweereza wo nga neebase, n’amuteeka mu kifuba kye, ate n’addira owuwe afudde n’amussa mu kifuba kyange. 21Awo bwe nagolokoka enkya okuyoonsa omwana wange, nga mufu. Naye bwe n’amwekaliriza amaaso, ne ndaba nga si ye mwana gwe nazaala.”
22Omukazi oli omulala n’agamba nti, “Nedda! Omulamu ye mwana wange, omufu ye wuwo.”
Naye ow’olubereberye n’aggumiza nti, “Nedda! Omufu ye wuwo, omulamu ye wange.” Ne bawakanira mu maaso ga kabaka.
23Kabaka n’agamba nti, “Omu agamba nti, ‘Omwana wange ye mulamu, owuwo ye mufu,’ n’omulala agamba nti, ‘Omwana wange ye mulamu, owuwo ye mufu.’ ”
24Awo kabaka n’agamba nti, “Mundeetere ekitala.” Ne baleetera kabaka ekitala. 25N’alyoka alagira nti, “Musaleemu omwana omulamu, muwe omu ekitundu n’omulala ekitundu ekirala.”
263:26 Lub 43:30; Is 49:15; Yer 31:20; Kos 11:8Nnyina w’omwana omulamu n’ajjula ennaku olw’omwana we, n’agamba kabaka nti, “Nkwegayiridde mukama wange, omwana omulamu mumuwe! Tomutta!” Naye omukazi oli n’agamba nti, “Tajja kuba wange oba wuwo. Mumusalemu!”
27Awo kabaka n’asalawo ng’agamba nti, “Omwana omulamu mumuwe omukazi ow’olubereberye, so temumutta, kubanga oyo ye nnyina.”
283:28 nny 9, 11-12; Bak 2:3Isirayiri yonna bwe yawulira okusalawo kwa kabaka, ne beewuunya kabaka, kubanga baalaba ng’alina amagezi okuva eri Katonda okulamula ensonga.