2 Chronicles 1:11

“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:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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 wisedome and knowledge for thy selfe, that thou mayest iudge my people, ouer whom I haue made thee King:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

God said to Solomon, "Because you had this in mind, and did not ask for riches, wealth or honor, or the life of those who hate you, nor have you even asked for long life, but you have asked for yourself wisdom and knowledge that you may rule My people over whom I have made you king,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thy heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honor, nor the life of them that hate thee, 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:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And God said to Solomon, Because this was in your heart, and you did not make request for money, property, or honour, or for the destruction of your haters, or for long life; but you have made request for wisdom and knowledge for yourself, so that you may be the judge of my people over whom I have made you king:
- Basic English Bible

And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thy heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of them that hate thee, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked for thyself wisdom and knowledge, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king:
- Darby Bible

And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thy heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honor, nor the life of thy 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:
- Webster's Bible

God said to Solomon, "Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked riches, wealth, or honor, nor the life of those who hate you, neither yet have asked long life; but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself, that you may judge my people, over whom I have made you king:
- World English Bible

And God saith to Solomon, `Because that this hath been with thy heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, and honour, and the life of those hating thee, and also many days hast not asked, and dost ask for thyself wisdom and knowledge, so that thou dost judge My people over which I have caused thee to reign --
- Youngs Literal Bible

And God said to Solomon: 'Because this was in thy heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of them that hate thee, 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;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for 2 Chronicles 1

  • Shernett Williams brown
    Well Solomon was the only one of his kind with wisdom which no one has ever obtain yet very young and because of God's favor on him he gained favour from every one
  • Biola
    The unrestricted services, worship and act of giving by Solomon to God has stimulated God's unrestricted interest in him, paving way for an endless and unbeatable wealth and riches of Solomon
  • Flora
    David taught Solom matters of the heart In all you do do with thought for not just self But God and Solom knew that God honored The heart as he did David's heart No just for self but for many Kingdom building and you need wisdom For that so what he asked God for he Already had in order to ask for wisdom Is a wise move
  • Baby Ray Everett
    Found part of the answer to my question concerning the movement of the Ark 1Chronicles 1-13
  • Baby Ray Everett
    When was the ark moved from Jerusalem 1King 8, to Kirjathjearim? Verse 4. Book,chater and verse. Thank you
  • D.key
    Solomon was granted favor with God. How many of us would have let selfousness take over?

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