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  • Throughout the lifetime of Solomon, all of Judah and Israel lived in peace and safety. And from Dan to Beersheba, each family had its own home and garden. - 1 Kings 4:25

  • Solomon had four thousand* stalls for his chariot horses and twelve thousand horses.*6 - 1 Kings 4:26

  • The district governors faithfully provided food for King Solomon and his court, each during his assigned month. - 1 Kings 4:27

  • God gave Solomon great wisdom and understanding, and knowledge too vast to be measured. - 1 Kings 4:29

  • And kings from every nation sent their ambassadors to listen to the wisdom of Solomon. - 1 Kings 4:34

  • King Hiram of Tyre had always been a loyal friend of David, so when he learned that David's son Solomon was the new king of Israel, Hiram sent ambassadors to congratulate him. - 1 Kings 5:1

  • Then Solomon sent this message back to Hiram: - 1 Kings 5:2

  • When Hiram received Solomon's message, he was very pleased and said, "Praise the LORD for giving David a wise son to be king of the great nation of Israel." - 1 Kings 5:7

  • Then he sent this reply to Solomon: "I have received your message, and I will do as you have asked concerning the timber. I can supply you with both cedar and cypress. - 1 Kings 5:8

  • So Hiram produced for Solomon as much cedar and cypress timber as he desired. - 1 Kings 5:10

  • In return Solomon sent him an annual payment of 100,000 bushels* of wheat for his household and 110,000 gallons* of olive oil.1 - 1 Kings 5:11

  • So the LORD gave great wisdom to Solomon just as he had promised. And Hiram and Solomon made a formal alliance of peace. - 1 Kings 5:12

  • Then King Solomon enlisted 30,000 laborers from all Israel. - 1 Kings 5:13

  • Solomon also enlisted 70,000 common laborers, 80,000 stonecutters in the hill country, - 1 Kings 5:15

  • Men from the city of Gebal helped Solomon's and Hiram's builders prepare the timber and stone for the Temple. - 1 Kings 5:18

  • It was in midspring,* during the fourth year of Solomon's reign, that he began the construction of the Temple of the LORD. This was 480 years after the people of Israel were delivered from their slavery in the land of Egypt.1 - 1 Kings 6:1

  • The Temple that King Solomon built for the LORD was 90 feet long, 30 feet wide, and 45 feet high.*2 - 1 Kings 6:2
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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