Solomon Asks for Wisdom
1Solomon son of David established himself firmly over his kingdom, for the Lord his God was with him and made him exceedingly great.
2Then Solomon spoke to all Israel—to the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds, to the judges and to all the leaders in Israel, the heads of families— 3and Solomon and the whole assembly went to the high place at Gibeon, for God’s tent of meeting was there, which Moses the Lord’s servant had made in the wilderness. 4Now David had brought up the ark of God from Kiriath Jearim to the place he had prepared for it, because he had pitched a tent for it in Jerusalem. 5But the bronze altar that Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made was in Gibeon in front of the tabernacle of the Lord; so Solomon and the assembly inquired of him there. 6Solomon went up to the bronze altar before the Lord in the tent of meeting and offered a thousand burnt offerings on it.
7That night God appeared to Solomon and said to him, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.”
8Solomon answered God, “You have shown great kindness to David my father and have made me king in his place. 9Now, Lord God, let your promise to my father David be confirmed, for you have made me king over a people who are as numerous as the dust of the earth. 10Give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may lead this people, for who is able to govern this great people of yours?”
11God said to Solomon, “Since this is your heart’s desire and you have not asked for wealth, possessions or honor, nor for the death of your enemies, and since you have not asked for a long life but for wisdom and knowledge to govern my people over whom I have made you king, 12therefore wisdom and knowledge will be given you. And I will also give you wealth, possessions and honor, such as no king who was before you ever had and none after you will have.”
13Then Solomon went to Jerusalem from the high place at Gibeon, from before the tent of meeting. And he reigned over Israel.
14Solomon accumulated chariots and horses; he had fourteen hundred chariots and twelve thousand horses,1:14 Or charioteers which he kept in the chariot cities and also with him in Jerusalem. 15The king made silver and gold as common in Jerusalem as stones, and cedar as plentiful as sycamore-fig trees in the foothills. 16Solomon’s horses were imported from Egypt and from Kue1:16 Probably Cilicia—the royal merchants purchased them from Kue at the current price. 17They imported a chariot from Egypt for six hundred shekels1:17 That is, about 15 pounds or about 6.9 kilograms of silver, and a horse for a hundred and fifty.1:17 That is, about 3 3/4 pounds or about 1.7 kilograms They also exported them to all the kings of the Hittites and of the Arameans.
Solomoni Kũhooya Aheo Ũũgĩ
11:1 1Ath 2:12; Kĩam 39:2; 1Maũ 29:25Solomoni, mũrũ wa Daudi, nĩehaandire akĩrũma wega ũthamaki-inĩ wake, nĩgũkorwo Jehova Ngai wake aarĩ hamwe nake na akĩmũnenehia mũno makĩria.
2Nake Solomoni akĩarĩria andũ a Isiraeli othe: akĩarĩria anene a mbũtũ cia o ngiri ngiri, na anene a mbũtũ cia o igana igana, na aciiri, o na atongoria othe a kũu Isiraeli, na atongoria a nyũmba. 31:3 Josh 9:3; Thaam 40:18Nake Solomoni na kĩũngano kĩu gĩothe makĩambata kũndũ kũrĩa gũtũũgĩru kũu Gibeoni, nĩgũkorwo Hema-ya-Gũtũnganwo ya Ngai nĩkuo yarĩ, ĩrĩa Musa ndungata ya Jehova aathondekeire kũu werũ-inĩ. 41:4 2Sam 6:17Na rĩrĩ, Daudi nĩambatĩtie ithandũkũ rĩa Ngai kuuma Kiriathu-Jearimu akarĩiga harĩa aarĩthondekeire, tondũ nĩarĩambĩire hema kũu Jerusalemu. 51:5 Thaam 38:2; 1Maũ 13:3No kĩgongona gĩa gĩcango kĩrĩa gĩathondeketwo nĩ Bezaleli mũrũ wa Uri, mũrũ wa Huru, kĩarĩ Gibeoni mbere ya hema ĩrĩa nyamũre ya Jehova; nĩ ũndũ ũcio Solomoni na kĩũngano kĩu magĩthiĩ hau gũtuĩria ũhoro kuuma kũrĩ Jehova. 6Solomoni akĩambata kĩgongona-inĩ kĩu gĩa gĩcango o hau mbere ya Jehova thĩinĩ wa Hema-ya-Gũtũnganwo, na akĩrutĩra hau igũrũ wakĩo magongona ngiri ĩmwe ma njino.
71:7 1Maũ 23:1Ũtukũ o ro ũcio-rĩ, Ngai akiumĩrĩra Solomoni, akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Hooya kĩrĩa gĩothe ũkwenda ngũhe.”
81:8 1Maũ 23:1Solomoni agĩcookeria Ngai atĩrĩ, “Nĩwekĩire baba Daudi maũndũ manene ma ũtugi na nĩũnduĩte mũthamaki ithenya rĩake. 9Na rĩrĩ, Wee Jehova Ngai, reke ũrĩa werĩire baba Daudi ũhinge, nĩgũkorwo nĩũnduĩte mũthamaki wa andũ aingĩ o ta rũkũngũ rwa thĩ. 101:10 Ndar 27:17; Thim 8:15-16He ũũgĩ na ũmenyo, nĩguo ndongoragie andũ aya, nĩ ũndũ-rĩ, nũũ ũngĩhota gwatha andũ aya aku aingĩ ũũ?”
11Ngai akĩĩra Solomoni atĩrĩ, “Kuona atĩ ũndũ ũyũ nĩguo wendi wa ngoro yaku na ndũnahooya ũtonga, kana kũgĩa indo nyingĩ o na kana gĩtĩĩo, kana gĩkuũ gĩa thũ ciaku, na kuona atĩ ndũnahooya ũtũũre muoyo matukũ maingĩ, no wahooya ũũgĩ na ũmenyo wa gwathaga andũ akwa arĩa ngũtuĩte mũthamaki wao-rĩ, 121:12 1Maũ 29:12, 25; 2Maũ 29:22; Neh 13:26nĩ ũndũ ũcio nĩũkũheo ũũgĩ na ũmenyo. O na ningĩ nĩngũkũhe ũtonga, na indo nyingĩ o na gĩtĩĩo, iria itarĩ mũthamaki ũrĩ wakorwo nacio mbere ĩyo, na gũtarĩ mũthamaki ũkaagĩa nacio thuutha waku.”
13Ningĩ Solomoni agĩthiĩ Jerusalemu oimĩte handũ harĩa hatũũgĩru kũu Gibeoni hau mbere ya Hema-ya-Gũtũnganwo. Nake agĩthamakĩra Isiraeli.
141:14 1Ath 9:19; 1Sam 8:11Solomoni nĩacookanĩrĩirie ngaari cia ita na mbarathi; aarĩ na ngaari cia ita 1,400 na mbarathi 12,000 iria aigĩte matũũra-inĩ manene ma ngaari cia ita, na akaiga iria ingĩ hakuhĩ nake kũu Jerusalemu. 151:15 1Ath 9:28; Isa 60:5Mũthamaki nĩatũmire betha na thahabu cingĩhe Jerusalemu o ta mahiga, mĩtarakwa nayo yarĩ mĩingĩ o ta mĩkũyũ ĩrĩa ĩrĩ magũrũ-inĩ ma irĩma. 16Mbarathi cia Solomoni cioimaga Misiri na kuuma Kilikia, nao onjorithia a mũthamaki maacigũraga kuuma Kilikia. 17Maagũraga ngaari ĩmwe ya ita kuuma Misiri cekeri 6001:17 nĩ ta kilo 7 cia betha, nayo mbarathi ĩmwe ĩkoima cekeri 150.1:17 nĩ ta kilo ĩmwe na robo ithatũ (1.75) Ningĩ nĩmacookaga magacitwara ikenderio athamaki othe a Ahiti na a Suriata.