Daily Word OT

October 4, 2019

1 KINGS 3:26 – 4:19

3:26 And the woman whose son was the live one said to the king (for her compassions for her son burned within), Oh, my lord, give the live child to her, and do not by any means kill him! But the other said, He shall neither be mine nor yours; divide him.
3:27 And the king answered and said, Give her the live child, and do not by any means kill him; she is his mother.
3:28 And all Israel heard of the judgment that the king had exercised, and they feared the king; for they saw that the wisdom of God was within him to execute justice.
4:1 Now King Solomon was king over all Israel.
4:2 And these were the officials with him: Azariah the son of Zadok, the priest;
4:3 Elihoreph and Ahijah, the sons of Shisha, scribes; Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, the recorder;
4:4 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the army; and Zadok and Abiathar were high priests;
4:5 And Azariah the son of Nathan was over the superintendents; and Zabud the son of Nathan was the principal officer, the king’s friend;
4:6 And Ahishar was over the household; and Adoniram the son of Abda was over the forced labor.
4:7 And Solomon had twelve superintendents over all Israel, who provided food for the king and his house; each month of the year one had to provide food.
4:8 And these are their names: Ben-hur, in the hill country of Ephraim;
4:9 Ben-deker, in Makaz and in Shaalbim and Beth-shemesh and Elon-beth-hanan;
4:10 Ben-hesed, in Arubboth (to him pertained Socoh and all the land of Hepher);
4:11 Ben-abinadab, in all the highland of Dor (he had Taphath the daughter of Solomon as his wife);
4:12 Baana the son of Ahilud, in Taanach and Megiddo and all Beth-shean, which is beside Zarethan, beneath Jezreel, from Beth-shean to Abel-meholah, as far as beyond Jokmeam;
4:13 Ben-geber, in Ramoth-gilead (to him pertained the villages of Jair the son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead; and to him pertained the region of Argob, which is in Bashan, sixty great cities with walls and bronze bars);
4:14 Ahinadab the son of Iddo, in Mahanaim;
4:15 Ahimaaz, in Naphtali (he also took Basemath the daughter of Solomon as his wife);
4:16 Baana the son of Hushai, in Asher and Bealoth;
4:17 Jehoshaphat the son of Paruah, in Issachar;
4:18 Shimei the son of Ela, in Benjamin;
4:19 Geber the son of Uri, in the land of Gilead, the land of Sihon the king of the Amorites and Og the king of Bashan (and there was only one superintendent in that land).