Solomon Prays for Wisdom
l In that night God appeared to Solomon, and said to him, "Ask what I shall give you."
And Solomon said to God, "You have shown great and steadfast love to David my father, m and have made me king in his place.
O Lord God, n let your word to David my father be now fulfilled, for you have made me king over a people as numerous o as the dust of the earth.
Give me now wisdom and knowledge to p go out and come in before this people, for who can govern this people of yours, which is so great?"
God answered Solomon, "Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked q possessions, wealth, honor, or the life of those who hate you, and have not even asked long life, but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself that you may govern my people over whom I have made you king,
wisdom and knowledge are granted to you. I will also give you q riches, possessions, and honor, r such as none of the kings had who were before you, and none after you shall have the like."
So Solomon came from the s high place at Gibeon, from before t the tent of meeting, to Jerusalem. And he reigned over Israel.
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2 Chronicles 1:7 - 12
In that night God appeared to Solomon, and said to him, "Ask what I shall give you.
1 Kings 3:5 - 14
At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night, and God said, "Ask what I shall give you.
1 Chronicles 28:5
And of all my sons (for the Lord has given me many sons) he has chosen Solomon my son to sit on the throne of the kingdom of the Lord over Israel.
2 Chronicles 6:17
Now therefore, O Lord, God of Israel, let your word be confirmed, which you have spoken to your servant David.
1 Kings 8:26
Now therefore, O God of Israel, let your word be confirmed, which you have spoken to your servant David my father.
I will make your offspring as the dust of the earth, so that if one can count the dust of the earth, your offspring also can be counted.
Who shall go out before them and come in before them, who shall lead them out and bring them in, that the congregation of the Lord may not be as sheep that have no shepherd.
And he said to them, "I am 120 years old today. I am no longer able to go out and come in. The Lord has said to me, 'You shall not go over this Jordan.
Everyone also to whom God has given wealth and possessions and power to enjoy them, and to accept his lot and rejoice in his toil - this is the gift of God.
A man to whom God gives wealth, possessions, and honor, so that he lacks nothing of all that he desires, yet God does not give him power to enjoy them, but a stranger enjoys them. This is vanity; it is a grievous evil.
2 Chronicles 1:11
God answered Solomon, "Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked possessions, wealth, honor, or the life of those who hate you, and have not even asked long life, but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself that you may govern my people over whom I have made you king.
2 Chronicles 9:22
Thus King Solomon excelled all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom.
1 Chronicles 29:25
And the Lord made Solomon very great in the sight of all Israel and bestowed on him such royal majesty as had not been on any king before him in Israel.
1 Kings 3:4
And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there, for that was the great high place. Solomon used to offer a thousand burnt offerings on that altar.
2 Chronicles 1:3
And Solomon, and all the assembly with him, went to the high place that was at Gibeon, for the tent of meeting of God, which Moses the servant of the Lord had made in the wilderness, was there.