1 Confortatus est ergo Salomon filius David in regno suo, et Dominus Deus eius erat cum eo et magnificavit eum in excelsum.
2 Praecepitque Salomon universo Israeli, tribunis et centurionibus et iudicibus et ducibus omnis Israel et principibus familiarum
3 et abiit cum universa multitudine in excelsum Gabaon, ubi erat tabernaculum conventus Dei, quod fecit Moyses famulus Dei in solitudine.
4 Arcam autem Dei adduxerat David de Cariathiarim in locum, quem praeparaverat ei et ubi fixerat illi tabernaculum, hoc est in Ierusalem;
5 altare quoque aeneum, quod fabricatus fuerat Beseleel filius Uri filii Hur, ibi erat coram tabernaculo Domini; ibique requisivit eum Salomon et omnis ecclesia.
6 Ascenditque ibi Salomon ad altare aeneum coram tabernaculo conventus Domini et obtulit in eo mille hostias.
7 Ecce autem in ipsa nocte apparuit ei Deus dicens: "Postula, quod vis, ut dem tibi".
8 Dixitque Salomon Deo: "Tu fecisti cum David patre meo misericordiam magnam et constituisti me regem pro eo.
9 Nunc ergo, Domine Deus, impleatur sermo tuus, quem pollicitus es David patri meo; tu enim me fecisti regem super populum tuum multum, qui tam innumerabilis est quam pulvis terrae.
10 Da mihi sapientiam et intellegentiam, ut ingrediar et egrediar coram populo tuo; quis enim potest hunc populum tuum digne, qui tam grandis est, iudicare?".
11 Dixit autem Deus ad Salomonem: "Quia hoc magis placuit cordi tuo et non postulasti divitias et substantiam et gloriam neque animas eorum, qui te oderant, sed nec dies vitae plurimos, petisti autem sapientiam et scientiam, ut iudicare possis populum meum, super quem constitui te regem,
12 sapientia et scientia data sunt tibi; divitias autem et substantiam et gloriam dabo tibi, ita ut nullus in regibus nec ante te nec post te fuerit similis tui".
13 Venit ergo Salomon ab excelso Gabaon in Ierusalem coram tabernaculo conventus et regnavit super Israel.
14 Congregavitque sibi currus et equites, et facti sunt ei mille quadringenti currus et duodecim milia equitum, et fecit eos esse in urbibus quadrigarum et cum rege in Ierusalem.
15 Praebuitque rex argentum et aurum in Ierusalem quasi lapides et cedros quasi sycomoros, quae nascuntur in Sephela multitudine magna.
16 Adducebantur autem ei equi de Aegypto et de Coa; negotiatores regis de Coa emebant pretio
17 et faciebant ascendere et exire de Aegypto quadrigam sescentis argenteis et equum centum quinquaginta; similiter universis regibus Hetthaeorum et Syriae per manus suas educebant.
18 Decrevit autem Salomon aedificare domum nomini Domini et palatium sibi.
King James Version
1 And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and the LORD his God was with him, and magnified him exceedingly.
2 Then Solomon spake unto all Israel, to the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and to the judges, and to every governor in all Israel, the chief of the fathers.
3 So Solomon, and all the congregation with him, went to the high place that was at Gibeon; for there was the tabernacle of the congregation of God, which Moses the servant of the LORD had made in the wilderness.
4 But the ark of God had David brought up from Kirjath-jearim to the place which David had prepared for it: for he had pitched a tent for it at Jerusalem.
5 Moreover the brasen altar, that Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made, he put before the tabernacle of the LORD: and Solomon and the congregation sought unto it.
6 And Solomon went up thither to the brasen altar before the LORD, which was at the tabernacle of the congregation, and offered a thousand burnt offerings upon it.
7 ¶ In that night did God appear unto Solomon, and said unto him, Ask what I shall give thee.
8 And Solomon said unto God, Thou hast shewed great mercy unto David my father, and hast made me to reign in his stead.
9 Now, O LORD God, let thy promise unto David my father be established: for thou hast made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude.
10 Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great?
11 And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thine heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king:
12 Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee; and I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honour, such as none of the kings have had that have been before thee, neither shall there any after thee have the like.
13 ¶ Then Solomon came from his journey to the high place that was at Gibeon to Jerusalem, from before the tabernacle of the congregation, and reigned over Israel.
14 And Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen: and he had a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, which he placed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.
15 And the king made silver and gold at Jerusalem as plenteous as stones, and cedar trees made he as the sycomore trees that are in the vale for abundance.
16 And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price.
17 And they fetched up, and brought forth out of Egypt a chariot for six hundred shekels of silver, and an horse for an hundred and fifty: and so brought they out horses for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, by their means.