King James Version2 Chronicles1

2 Chronicles

1 And Solomon the son of David was strength­ened in his king­dom, and the LORD his God was with him, and mag­ni­fied him ex­ceed­ing­ly. 2 Then 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. 3 So 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. 4 But the ark of God had David brought up from Kir­jath­jearim to the place which David had pre­pared for it: for he had pitched a tent for it at Jerusalem. 5 More­over 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. 6 And 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. 8 And Solomon said unto God, Thou hast shewed great mer­cy unto David my fa­ther, and hast made me to reign in his stead. 9 Now, 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. 10 Give 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? 11 And 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: 12 Wis­dom 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. 14 And 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. 15 And 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. 16 And Solomon had hors­es brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king's mer­chants re­ceived the linen yarn at a price. 17 And 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.