第 1 章
1. 大衛的兒子所羅門、國位堅固、耶和華他的 神與他同在、使他甚為尊大。
Solomon son of David established himself firmly over his kingdom, for the LORD his God was with him and made him exceedingly great.
Then Solomon spoke to all Israel--to the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds, to the judges and to all the leaders in Israel, the heads of families--
3. 所羅門和會眾都往基遍的邱壇去、因那裡有 神的會幕、就是耶和華僕人摩西在曠野所製造的。
and Solomon and the whole assembly went to the high place at Gibeon, for God's Tent of Meeting was there, which Moses the LORD'S servant had made in the desert.
4. 只是 神的約櫃、大衛已經從基列耶琳搬到他所豫備的地方、因他曾在耶路撒冷為約櫃支搭了帳幕．
Now David had brought up the ark of God from Kiriath Jearim to the place he had prepared for it, because he had pitched a tent for it in Jerusalem.
But the bronze altar that Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made was in Gibeon in front of the tabernacle of the LORD; so Solomon and the assembly inquired of him there.
Solomon went up to the bronze altar before the LORD in the Tent of Meeting and offered a thousand burnt offerings on it.
7. 當夜 神向所羅門顯現、對他說、你願我賜你甚麼、你可以求．
That night God appeared to Solomon and said to him, "Ask for whatever you want me to give you."
8. 所羅門對 神說、你曾向我父大衛大施慈愛、使我接續他作王．
Solomon answered God, "You have shown great kindness to David my father and have made me king in his place.
9. 耶和華 神阿、現在求你成就向我父大衛所應許的話．因你立我作這民的王、他們如同地上塵沙那樣多．
Now, LORD God, let your promise to my father David be confirmed, for you have made me king over a people who are as numerous as the dust of the earth.
Give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may lead this people, for who is able to govern this great people of yours?"
God said to Solomon, "Since this is your heart's desire and you have not asked for wealth, riches or honor, nor for the death of your enemies, and since you have not asked for a long life but for wisdom and knowledge to govern my people over whom I have made you king,
therefore wisdom and knowledge will be given you. And I will also give you wealth, riches and honor, such as no king who was before you ever had and none after you will have."
Then Solomon went to Jerusalem from the high place at Gibeon, from before the Tent of Meeting. And he reigned over Israel.
Solomon accumulated chariots and horses; he had fourteen hundred chariots and twelve thousand horses, which he kept in the chariot cities and also with him in Jerusalem.
The king made silver and gold as common in Jerusalem as stones, and cedar as plentiful as sycamore-fig trees in the foothills.
Solomon's horses were imported from Egypt and from Kue--the royal merchants purchased them from Kue.
They imported a chariot from Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver, and a horse for a hundred and fifty. They also exported them to all the kings of the Hittites and of the Arameans.