1 Solomon son of David then made himself secure over his kingdom. Yahweh his God was with him, making him more and more powerful.
1Chr 29:25 1Kgs 2:12 1Kgs 2:46 Gen 21:22 Gen 39:2 1Chr 17:8 Exod 3:12
2 Solomon then spoke to all Israel, to the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, to the judges and to every leader in all Israel, the heads of families.
1Chr 28:1 1Chr 27:1 1Chr 13:1 1Chr 15:3 1Chr 15:12 1Chr 24:4 1Chr 24:31
3 Solomon, and the whole assembly with him, then went to the high place at Gibeon, where God's Tent of Meeting was, which Moses, servant of God, had made in the desert.
1Chr 16:39 1Chr 21:29 1Kgs 3:4-15 Deut 34:5 Exod 26:1-37 Exod 36:8 Exod 40:2
4 The ark of the covenant, however, David had brought from Kiriath-Jearim to the place which he had prepared for it, having pitched a tent for it in Jerusalem.
1Chr 15:25-28 2Sam 6:2 2Sam 6:17 1Chr 15:1 1Chr 16:1 1Chr 13:5-6 Ps 132:5-6
5 The bronze altar which Bezalel son of Uri, son of Hur, had made was there, in front of Yahweh's Dwelling, where Solomon and the assembly consulted him.
Exod 31:2 Exod 38:1-7 1Chr 2:19-20 1Chr 13:3 Exod 27:1-8
6 There Solomon presented a burnt offering before Yahweh on the bronze altar of the Tent of Meeting, making on it one thousand burnt offerings.
1Kgs 3:4 1Chr 29:21 1Kgs 8:63 Isa 40:16
7 That night God appeared to Solomon and said, 'Ask what you would like me to give you.'
1John 5:14-15 1Kgs 3:5-15 John 16:23 Mark 10:36-37 Mark 10:51 Matt 7:7-8 Prov 3:5-6
8 Solomon replied to God, 'You showed most faithful love to David my father, and you have made me king in succession to him.
1Chr 28:5 1Chr 29:23 2Sam 7:8-9 2Sam 12:7-8 2Sam 22:51-1 Isa 55:3 Ps 86:13
9 Yahweh God, the promise you made to David my father has now been fulfilled, since you have made me king over a people as numerous as the dust of the earth.
2Sam 7:12-16 Gen 13:16 Gen 22:17 Ps 89:35-37 Ps 132:11-12 1Chr 17:11-14 1Chr 17:23-27
10 Therefore give me wisdom and knowledge to act as leader of this people, for how otherwise could such a great people as yours be governed?'
Num 27:17 1Kgs 3:9 2Sam 5:2 Prov 2:2-6 2Cor 3:5 Deut 31:2 2Cor 2:16
11 'Since that is what you want,' God said to Solomon, 'since you have asked, not for riches, treasure, honour, the lives of your enemies, or even for a long life, but for wisdom and knowledge to govern my people of whom I have made you king,
Prov 23:7 1Chr 28:2 1Chr 29:17-18 1Kgs 3:11-13 1Kgs 3:28 1Kgs 8:18 1Sam 16:7
12 therefore wisdom and knowledge are granted you. I give you riches too, and treasure, and honour such as no king had before you and none will have after you.'
1Chr 29:25 2Chr 9:22 Eccl 2:9 Eph 3:20 Jas 1:5 Matt 6:33
13 So Solomon came away from the high place at Gibeon, from the Tent of Meeting, to Jerusalem and reigned over Israel.
1Kgs 4:24-25 2Chr 1:3
14 Solomon then built up a force of chariots and cavalry; he had one thousand four hundred chariots and twelve thousand horses; these he kept in the chariot towns and near the king at Jerusalem.
1Kgs 4:26 1Kgs 10:26-29 1Kgs 9:19 2Chr 9:25 1Kgs 10:16 Deut 17:16
15 In Jerusalem the king made silver and gold as common as stones, and cedar wood as plentiful as sycamore in the lowlands.
2Chr 9:27 1Kgs 10:27-29 2Chr 1:12 Amos 7:14 Isa 9:10 Isa 60:17 Job 22:24-25
16 Solomon's horses were imported from Muzur and Cilicia. The king's dealers acquired them in Cilicia at the prevailing price.
1Kgs 10:28-29 2Chr 9:28
17 A chariot was imported from Egypt for six hundred silver shekels and a horse from Cilicia for a hundred and fifty. They also supplied the Hittite and Aramaean kings, who all used them as middlemen.
18 Solomon then gave the order to build a house for the name of Yahweh and a palace in which to reign.