|1st Kings 3:4-13||2nd Chronicles 1:6-12|
4 And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there. For that was the great
high place. Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings on that altar.
5In Gibeon Jehovah appeared to Solomon in a dream by night. And God said,
Ask what I shall give you!
6 And Solomon said, You have shown to Your servant David my father great mercy,
according as he walked before You in truth and in righteousness and in uprightness of heart with
You. And You have kept this great kindness for him, that You have given him a son to sit on his
throne, as it is today.
7And now, O Jehovah my God, You have made Your servant king instead of David
my father. And I am a little child; I do not know to go out or come in!
8And Your servant is in the midst of Your people whom You have chosen,
a numerous people who cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.
9And give to Your servant an understanding heart, to judge Your people,
to discern between good and bad. For who is able to judge this, Your great people?
10 And the word was good in the eyes of Jehovah, that Solomon had asked this
11And God said to him, Because you have asked this thing, and have not asked
for yourself long life, and have not asked riches for yourself, nor have asked the life of your
enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to judge justly,
12behold, I have done according to your words. Lo, I have given you a wise
and an understanding heart, so that there was none like you before you, and after you none shall
arise like you.
13And I also have given you that which you have not asked, both riches
and honor, so that there shall not be any among the kings like you all your days.
6And Solomon went up there to the bronze altar before Jehovah, which was at
the tabernacle of the congregation, and offered a thousand burnt offerings on it.
7In that night God appeared to Solomon and said to him, Ask what I shall give
8And Solomon said to God, You have shown great mercy to David my father,
and have made me to reign in his stead.
9Now, O Jehovah God, Your promise to David my father has been fulfilled.
For You have made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude.
10Give me now wisdom and knowledge that I may go out and come in before this
people. For who can judge this Your great people?
11And God said to Solomon, Because this was in your heart, and you have not
asked riches, wealth, nor honor, nor the life of your enemies, nor yet have asked for long life
but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself that you may judge My people, over whom I have
made you king;
12wisdom and knowledge is granted to you. And I will give you riches and
wealth and honor, such as none of the kings have had that have been before you, nor shall any
after you have the like.