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
Solomoni Apempha Nzeru
1Solomoni mwana wa Davide anakhazikika molimbika mu ufumu wake, pakuti Yehova Mulungu wake anali naye ndipo anamukweza kwambiri.
2Tsono Solomoni anayankhula kwa Aisraeli onse, olamulira a anthu 1,000, olamulira a anthu 100, oweruza ndiponso kwa atsogoleri onse a Israeli ndi atsogoleri amabanja. 3Solomoni pamodzi ndi gulu lonse la anthu anapita ku malo ofunika kwambiri pachipembedzo ku Gibiyoni. Tenti ya msonkhano ya Mulungu inali kumeneko, imene Mose mtumiki wa Yehova anayipanga mʼchipululu muja. 4Davide anabweretsa Bokosi la Mulungu kuchokera ku Kiriyati Yearimu, ndi kulikhazika kumalo kumene analikonzera popeza analimangira tenti mu Yerusalemu. 5Koma guwa lansembe lamkuwa limene Bezaleli mwana wa Uri, mwana wa Huri analipanga linali ku Gibiyoni kutsogolo kwa tenti ya Yehova. Kotero kuti Solomoni ndi gulu lonse anakapembedza kumeneko. 6Solomoni anapita pamene panali guwa lansembe lamkuwa pamaso pa Yehova mu tenti ya msonkhano ndipo anapereka nsembe zopsereza 1,000.
7Usiku umenewo Mulungu anaonekera kwa Solomoni ndipo anati kwa iye, “Pempha chilichonse chimene ukufuna ndipo ndidzakupatsa.”
8Solomoni anayankha Mulungu kuti, “Inu munaonetsa kukoma mtima kwakukulu kwa Davide abambo anga ndipo mwayika ine kukhala mfumu mʼmalo mwake. 9Tsopano Inu Yehova Mulungu, lolani kuti lonjezo lanu kwa abambo anga Davide likwaniritsidwe, pakuti mwandiyika kukhala mfumu ya anthu anu amene ndi ochuluka ngati fumbi la pa dziko lapansi. 10Mundipatse nzeru ndi luntha zolamulira anthu awa, pakuti ndani amene angathe kulamulira anthu anu ochulukawa?”
11Mulungu anati kwa Solomoni, “Popeza izi ndi zokhumba za mtima wako ndipo sunapemphe katundu, chuma kapena ulemu, kapena imfa ya adani ako, ndiponso poti sunapemphe moyo wautali koma nzeru ndi luntha kuti ulamulire anthu anga amene Ine ndakuyika kukhala mfumu yawo, 12Ine ndidzakupatsa nzeru ndi chidziwitso. Ndipo ndidzakupatsanso katundu, chuma ndi ulemu, zinthu zoti palibe mfumu imene inali nazo iwe usanakhalepo ndipo palibe wina amene adzakhale nazo iweyo ukadzafa.”
13Kotero Solomoni anabwerera ku Yerusalemu kuchoka kumalo opembedzerako a ku Gibiyoni, ku tenti ya msonkhano ndipo analamulira Israeli.
14Solomoni anasonkhanitsa magaleta ndi akavalo; anali ndi magaleta 1,400 ndi akavalo 12,000, amene anawayika mʼmizinda yosungira magaleta ndipo ena anali ndi iye mu Yerusalemu. 15Mfumu inasandutsa siliva ndi golide kukhala ngati miyala wamba mu Yerusalemu. Inasandutsanso mkungudza kukhala wochuluka ngati mitengo ya mkuyu ya ku zigwa. 16Solomoni amagula akavalo ku Igupto ndi Kuwe pakuti anthu amalonda a mfumu amakawagula ku Kuwe. 17Anthu ankagula galeta ku Igupto pa mtengo wa masekeli asiliva 600 ndipo kavalo pa mtengo wa ndalama zasiliva 150. Iwo ankazigulitsanso kwa mafumu onse a Ahiti ndi a Aramu.