1 Kings 4 ©
Solomon's chief officers of state. The twelve officers who provided for his household, each in his month. The prosperity and grandeur of his kingdom. The daily provision for his household, suitable to the extent of his dominions and peacefulness of his reign. His stables. His extraordinary wisdom.
Elihoreph and Ahiah, the sons of Shisha, 2scribes; Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, the 3recorder.
And Ahishar was over the household: and hAdoniram the son of Abda was over the 4tribute.
¶And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, which provided *victuals for the king and his household: each man his month in a year made provision.
Ahinadab the son of Iddo 10had Mahanaim:
Baanah the son of Hushai was in tAsher and in Aloth:
Jehoshaphat the son of Paruah, in uIssachar:
Shimei the son of Elah, in vBenjamin:
And bSolomon reigned over all kingdoms from the river unto the land of the Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt: they cbrought presents, and served Solomon all the days of his life.
¶And Solomon's 11provision for one day was thirty 12measures of fine flour, and threescore measures of meal,
Ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen out of the pastures, and an hundred sheep, beside harts, and roebucks, and fallowdeer, and fatted fowl.
And those iofficers provided victual for king Solomon, and for all that came unto king Solomon's table, every man in his month: they lacked nothing.
Barley also and straw for the horses and 14dromedaries brought they unto the place where the officers were, every man according to his charge.
And he spake of trees, from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall: he spake also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things, and of fishes.