Solomon Prays for Wisdom

2 Chronicles 1

7 k On that night God appeared to Solomon, and said to him, "Ask! What shall I give you?" 8 And Solomon said to God: "You have shown great l mercy to David my father, and have made me m king in his place. 9 "Now, O LORD God, let Your promise to David my father be established, n for You have made me king over a people like the o dust of the earth in multitude. 10 p "Now give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may q go out and come in before this people; for who can judge this great people of Yours?" 11 r Then God said to Solomon: "Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked riches or wealth or honor or the life of your enemies, nor have you asked long life - but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself, that you may judge My people over whom I have made you king - 12 "wisdom and knowledge are granted to you; and I will give you riches and wealth and honor, such as s none of the kings have had who were before you, nor shall any after you have the like." 13 So Solomon came to Jerusalem from 1 the high place that was at Gibeon, from before the tabernacle of meeting, and reigned over Israel.

  1. Cross References
    1 Kings 3:5 - 14
    At Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, "Ask! What shall I give you?
    1 Kings 9:2
    That the LORD appeared to Solomon the second time, as He had appeared to him at Gibeon.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 18:50
    Great deliverance He gives to His king, And shows mercy to His anointed, To David and his descendants forevermore.
  3. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 28:5
    And of all my sons (for the LORD has given me many sons) He has chosen my son Solomon to sit on the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel.
  4. Cross References
    2 Samuel 7:8 - 16
    Now therefore, thus shall you say to My servant David, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts: "I took you from the sheepfold, from following the sheep, to be ruler over My people, over Israel.
    1 Kings 3:7
    Now, O LORD my God, You have made Your servant king instead of my father David, but I am a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in.
    1 Kings 3:8
    And Your servant is in the midst of Your people whom You have chosen, a great people, too numerous to be numbered or counted.
  5. Cross References
    Genesis 13:16
    And I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth; so that if a man could number the dust of the earth, then your descendants also could be numbered.
    Numbers 23:10
    "Who can count the dust of Jacob, Or number one-fourth of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, And let my end be like his!"
  6. Cross References
    1 Kings 3:9
    "Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?"
  7. Cross References
    Numbers 27:17
    "who may go out before them and go in before them, who may lead them out and bring them in, that the congregation of the LORD may not be like sheep which have no shepherd."
    Deuteronomy 31:2
    And he said to them: "I am one hundred and twenty years old today. I can no longer go out and come in. Also the LORD has said to me, 'You shall not cross over this Jordan.
  8. Cross References
    1 Kings 3:11 - 13
    Then God said to him: "Because you have asked this thing, and have not asked long life for yourself, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have asked the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern justice.
  9. Cross References
    1 Kings 10:23
    So King Solomon surpassed all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom.
    1 Chronicles 29:25
    So the LORD exalted Solomon exceedingly in the sight of all Israel, and bestowed on him such royal majesty as had not been on any king before him in Israel.
    2 Chronicles 9:22
    So King Solomon surpassed all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom.
    Ecclesiastes 2:9
    So I became great and excelled more than all who were before me in Jerusalem. Also my wisdom remained with me.
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