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 1 Kings 3:3 - 15
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   Book of 1 Kings
   Chapter 3
3:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Solomon showed his love for the LORD by walking according to the statutes of his father David, except that he offered sacrifices and burned incense on the high places.
 
3:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The king went to Gibeon to offer sacrifices, for that was the most important high place, and Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings on that altar.
 
3:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
At Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon during the night in a dream, and God said, "Ask for whatever you want me to give you."
 
3:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Solomon answered, "You have shown great kindness to your servant, my father David, because he was faithful to you and righteous and upright in heart. You have continued this great kindness to him and have given him a son to sit on his throne this very day.
 
3:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Now, O LORD my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties.
 
3:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Your servant is here among the people you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to count or number.
 
3:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?"
 
3:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this.
 
3:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So God said to him, "Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice,
 
3:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be.
 
3:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for - both riches and honor - so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings.
 
3:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And if you walk in my ways and obey my statutes and commands as David your father did, I will give you a long life."
 
3:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Solomon awoke - and he realized it had been a dream. He returned to Jerusalem, stood before the ark of the Lord's covenant and sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. F5 Then he gave a feast for all his court.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F5 Traditionally peace offerings

 
 

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