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

Kiswahili Contemporary Version (Neno: Bibilia Takatifu)

2 Nyakati 1:1-17

Solomoni Aomba Hekima

(1 Wafalme 3:1-15)

11:1 1Fal 2:26; 2Nya 12:1; Mwa 39:2; Hes 14:43; 1Nya 29:25; Mwa 21:22; 1Nya 17:8; Mt 28:20Solomoni mwana wa Daudi alijiimarisha kwenye milango yote! Katika ufalme wake, kwa kuwa Bwana Mungu wake alikuwa pamoja naye, naye akamfanya mkuu mno.

21:2 1Nya 28:1; 2Nya 29:20; 30:2Ndipo Solomoni akasema na Israeli wote, majemadari wa maelfu na majemadari wa mamia, waamuzi na viongozi wote katika Israeli, pamoja na wakuu wa jamaa. 31:3 Law 17:4; Kut 36:8; 40:18; 1Fal 3:4Naye Solomoni na kusanyiko lote wakakwea mpaka mahali pa juu pa kuabudia huko Gibeoni, kwa kuwa huko ndiko Hema la Kukutania la Mungu lilipokuwa, ambalo Mose mtumishi wa Bwana alikuwa amelitengeneza huko jangwani. 41:4 2Sam 6:2, 17; 1Nya 15:25Basi Daudi alikuwa amelipandisha Sanduku la Mungu kutoka Kiriath-Yearimu mpaka mahali alipokuwa amepatengeneza kwa ajili yake, kwa sababu alikuwa amesimamisha hema kwa ajili ya hilo Sanduku huko Yerusalemu. 51:5 Kut 38:2; 31:2; 1Nya 13:3Lakini yale madhabahu ya shaba ambayo Bezaleli mwana wa Uri, mwana wa Huri, alikuwa ametengeneza yalikuwa huko Gibeoni mbele ya Maskani ya Bwana Mungu, hivyo Solomoni na kusanyiko lote walimtafuta Mungu huko. 61:6 1Fal 3:4Solomoni akapanda huko yalikokuwa madhabahu ya shaba mbele za Bwana katika Hema la Kukutania, na kutoa dhabihu 1,000 za sadaka za kuteketezwa juu yake.

71:7 2Nya 7:12; Isa 58:9; 1Fal 3:5; Mit 3:5Usiku ule Mungu akamtokea Solomoni na kumwambia, “Omba lolote utakalo nikupe.”

81:8 1Nya 23:1; 28:5Solomoni akamjibu Mungu, “Umemwonyesha baba yangu Daudi fadhili nyingi, nawe umeniweka niwe mfalme mahali pake. 91:9 2Sam 7:25; 1Fal 8:25; Mwa 12:2Sasa, Bwana Mungu, ahadi yako kwa baba yangu Daudi na ithibitike, kwa kuwa umenifanya mimi mfalme juu ya watu ambao ni wengi kama mavumbi ya nchi. 101:10 Hes 27:17; Mit 8:15-16; Kum 31:2; 1Fal 3:9; Za 119:34; Mit 3:13; Yak 1:5Nakuomba unipe mimi hekima na maarifa, ili niweze kuongoza watu hawa, kwa kuwa ni nani awezaye kutawala hawa watu wako walio wengi hivi?”

111:11 Kum 17:17; 1Sam 16:7; 1Fal 3:11; 8:18Mungu akamwambia Solomoni, “Kwa kuwa jambo hili ndilo shauku ya moyo wako na hukuomba mali, utajiri au heshima, wala kifo kwa ajili ya adui zako, nawe kwa kuwa hukuomba maisha marefu, bali umeomba hekima na maarifa ili kuongoza watu wangu ambao nimekufanya uwe mfalme juu yao, 121:12 1Nya 29:12-25; Neh 13:26; Efe 3:20; 2Nya 9:22; Za 34:9-10; Mt 6:33; Mhu 2:9kwa hiyo utapewa hekima na maarifa. Tena nitakupa pia mali, utajiri na heshima, ambavyo hakuna mfalme yeyote aliyekuwepo kabla yako amewahi kuwa navyo, na hakuna yeyote baada yako atakayekuwa navyo.”

Fahari Ya Solomoni

(1 Wafalme 10:26-29)

13Ndipo Solomoni akaenda mpaka Yerusalemu kutoka mahali pa juu pa kuabudia huko Gibeoni, kutoka mbele ya Hema la Kukutania. Naye akatawala Israeli.

141:14 1Sam 8:11; 1Fal 9:19; 4:26Solomoni akakusanya magari ya vita na farasi. Alikuwa na magari 1,400 na farasi 12,000, ambayo aliyaweka katika miji ya magari na mengine akawa nayo huko Yerusalemu. 151:15 1Fal 9:28; Isa 60:5; Ay 22:24; 1Fal 10:27Mfalme akafanya fedha na dhahabu kuwa vitu vya kawaida kama mawe huko Yerusalemu, mierezi akaifanya kuwa mingi kama mikuyu vilimani. 16Farasi wa Solomoni waliletwa kutoka Misri na kutoka Kue.1:16 Yaani Kilikia. Wafanyabiashara wa mfalme waliwanunua kutoka Kue. 171:17 Wim 1:9Waliagiza magari kutoka Misri kwa bei ya shekeli 6001:17 Shekeli 600 za fedha ni sawa na kilo 7. za fedha, na farasi kwa shekeli 150.1:17 Shekeli 150 ni sawa na kilo 1.7. Pia waliwauza nje kwa wafalme wote wa Wahiti na wa Waaramu.