Solomon's Wisdom

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Solomon asks God for wisdom. 1 Kings 3.
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Solomon's Wisdom

  1. 1. In Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in aIn Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what Idream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee.shall give thee. 1 Kings 3:5 KJV1 Kings 3:5 KJV
  2. 2. And Solomon said, Thou hastAnd Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant Davidshewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy,my father great mercy, according as he walked beforeaccording as he walked before thee in truth, and inthee in truth, and in righteousness, and inrighteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee;uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him thisand thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hastgreat kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on hisgiven him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.throne, as it is this day. And now, O Lord my God,And now, O Lord my God, thou hast made thy servantthou hast made thy servant king instead of David myking instead of David my father: and I am but a littlefather: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go outchild: I know not how to go out or come in.or come in. 1 Kings 3:6-7 KJV1 Kings 3:6-7 KJV
  3. 3. And thy servant is in the midst of thyAnd thy servant is in the midst of thy people which thou hast chosen, apeople which thou hast chosen, a great people, that cannot begreat people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.numbered nor counted for multitude. Give therefore thy servant anGive therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thyunderstanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern betweenpeople, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able togood and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?judge this thy so great a people? And the speech pleased the Lord,And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.that Solomon had asked this thing. 1 Kings 3:8-10 KJV1 Kings 3:8-10 KJV
  4. 4. And God said unto him, BecauseAnd God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hastthou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life;not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself,neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thinenor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyselfenemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment;understanding to discern judgment; Behold, I have done according toBehold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee athy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; sowise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee beforethat there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall anythee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.arise like unto thee. 1 Kings 3:11-12 KJV1 Kings 3:11-12 KJV
  5. 5. And I have also given thee thatAnd I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, bothwhich thou hast not asked, both riches, and honour: so that thereriches, and honour: so that there shall not be any among the kingsshall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days.like unto thee all thy days. And if thou wilt walk in my ways, toAnd if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and mykeep my statutes and my commandments, as thy fathercommandments, as thy father David did walk, then I will lengthenDavid did walk, then I will lengthen thy days.thy days. 1 Kings 3:13-14 KJV1 Kings 3:13-14 KJV
  6. 6. And Solomon awoke; and, behold, it was a dream. And heAnd Solomon awoke; and, behold, it was a dream. And he came to Jerusalem, and stood before the ark of the covenantcame to Jerusalem, and stood before the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and offered up burnt offerings, and offered peaceof the Lord, and offered up burnt offerings, and offered peace offerings, and made a feast to all his servants.offerings, and made a feast to all his servants. Then came there two women, that were harlots, unto the king,Then came there two women, that were harlots, unto the king, and stood before him.and stood before him. 1 Kings 3:15-16 KJV1 Kings 3:15-16 KJV
  7. 7. And the one womanAnd the one woman said, O my lord, Isaid, O my lord, I and this womanand this woman dwell in one house;dwell in one house; and I was deliveredand I was delivered of a child with her inof a child with her in the house.the house. And it came to passAnd it came to pass the third day afterthe third day after that I was delivered,that I was delivered, that this womanthat this woman was delivered also:was delivered also: and we wereand we were together; there wastogether; there was no stranger with usno stranger with us in the house, savein the house, save we two in thewe two in the house.house. 1 Kings 3:17-18 KJV1 Kings 3:17-18 KJV
  8. 8. And this woman's childAnd this woman's child died in the night;died in the night; because she overlaid it.because she overlaid it. And she arose atAnd she arose at midnight, and took mymidnight, and took my son from beside me,son from beside me, while thine handmaidwhile thine handmaid slept, and laid it in herslept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid herbosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom.dead child in my bosom. And when I rose in theAnd when I rose in the morning to give my childmorning to give my child suck, behold, it wassuck, behold, it was dead: but when I haddead: but when I had considered it in theconsidered it in the morning, behold, it wasmorning, behold, it was not my son, which I didnot my son, which I did bear.bear. 1 Kings 3:19-21 KJV1 Kings 3:19-21 KJV
  9. 9. And the other woman said, Nay; but the living is my son, and theAnd the other woman said, Nay; but the living is my son, and the dead is thy son. And this said, No; but the dead is thy son, anddead is thy son. And this said, No; but the dead is thy son, and the living is my son. Thus they spake before the king.the living is my son. Thus they spake before the king. 1 Kings 3:22 KJV1 Kings 3:22 KJV
  10. 10. Then said the king, The oneThen said the king, The one saith, This is my son thatsaith, This is my son that liveth, and thy son is theliveth, and thy son is the dead: and the other saith,dead: and the other saith, Nay; but thy son is the dead,Nay; but thy son is the dead, and my son is the living.and my son is the living. 1 Kings 3:23 KJV1 Kings 3:23 KJV
  11. 11. And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought aAnd the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword before the king.sword before the king. And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and giveAnd the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other.half to the one, and half to the other. 1 Kings 3:24-25 KJV1 Kings 3:24-25 KJV
  12. 12. Then spake the woman whoseThen spake the woman whose the living child was unto the king,the living child was unto the king, for her bowels yearned upon herfor her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord,son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child, and in nogive her the living child, and in no wise slay it. But the other said,wise slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine,Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it.but divide it. 1 Kings 3:26 KJV1 Kings 3:26 KJV
  13. 13. Then the king answeredThen the king answered and said, Give her theand said, Give her the living child, and in no wiseliving child, and in no wise slay it: she is the motherslay it: she is the mother thereof.thereof. And all Israel heard of theAnd all Israel heard of the judgment which the kingjudgment which the king had judged; and theyhad judged; and they feared the king: for theyfeared the king: for they saw that the wisdom ofsaw that the wisdom of God was in him, to doGod was in him, to do judgment.judgment. 1 Kings 3:27-28 KJV1 Kings 3:27-28 KJV

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